Country Oasis in the City

Country Oasis in the City
Beds 3 Baths 2 Living Area 1704 sq ft Property Taxes 3738.03 School Bridger / Franklin Built In 1951

1221 SE 80th Ave, Portland OR 97215

Offered at $425,000

Enchanting native gardens & smart mechanical upgrades await you at this Montavilla 2-level ranch. Fantastic opportunity with 2 bedrooms on the main and 2 rooms in the basement with a separate exterior door to the lush backyard patio. Professional energy upgrades will save you money–solar system, tankless water heater, insulation, thermal blinds & EV car charging outlet. Dreamy location near Mt. Tabor, Montavilla’s quaint business district, MAX line & quick freeway access. Hike up Mt Tabor, enjoy the views, and then drop down to the weekend Farmer’s Market to restock. Or pick your edible bounty from your own urban farm in your Audubon certified backyard. Bring the chickens because this coop is waiting for you!

Features & Updates:

2017 New Kenmore Elite bottom freezer refrigerator

2017 Installed solar system 14 module 4.62KW photovoltaic system (Neil Kelly)

2017 Electric car charger 220V exterior outlet at alley

2017 Installed 50-year roof (GAF Timberline HD shingles)

2017 Installed Navien NPE-180 Tankless water heater (Neil Kelly)

2017 Installed thermal blinds

2017  Neil Kelly home performance upgrades:

  • Blower door guided air sealing
  • Improved attic ventilation
  • Installed insulation damming covered with vapor permeable air barrier and R-27 fiberglass blown attic insulation
  • Installed rim joist insulation

2015 Bathroom remodel

2015 New sewer line

2012 New Carrier gas furnace

2009 Kitchen remodel

Garden delights:

  • Audubon gold certification for native plant garden
  • Brick garden patio and path 
  • Flagstone pathway bordering native plant garden
  • Spacious vegetable garden & arbor, fenced with 4×4 hog wire to support vertical plantings
  • 2 Drip irrigation valve assemblies with Rain Bird timer allow for changeable custom drip layout
  • Roomy Chicken coop (or dog run)
  • Metal shed 10’ x 13’
  • 18’ x 11’ Boat/Bicycle shelter, open on one side, clear corrugated roof. Great for garden parties.
  • Edibles:
  • Grape Vine (Candace)
  • Asparagus
  • Rhubarb
  • Raspberries
  • Apple (large sweet variety)
  • Mint
  • Trees & Shrubs
  • Crabapple
  • Japanese Snowberry
  • Apple
  • Snowball viburnum
  • Harlequin Glorybower
  • NW Native Trees & Shrubs:
  • Cascara (a pollinator favorite)
  • High Bush Cranberry
  • Indian Plum
  • Dogwood shrub
  • Vine maple
  • Flowering Currant
  • Oregon Grape
  • Mock Orange
  • Red elderberry
  • Evergreen huckleberry
  • Serviceberry
  • Pacific ninebark
  • Perennials:
  • Hydrangea
  • Variegated California Lilac 
  • California Lilac
  • Iris
  • Daffodil
  • Tulips
  • Peony
  • NW native Perennials:
  • Evergreen clematis
  • Spirea
  • Showy Milkweed (attracts Monarch butterflies)
  • Maidenhair fern
  • Sword fern
  • Knickinick
  • Native honeysuckle
  • Nootka rose
  • Pearly everlasting
  • Penstemon
  • Seaside daisy
  • Snowberry
  • Wild strawberry
  • Lupine
  • Douglas aster
  • Scoulers corydalis
  • Oxalis
  • Western bleedingheart
  • Oregon honeysuckle
  • Graceful cinquefoil
  • Checkermallow
  • Goldenrod
  • Nuttals sunflower
  • Columbine

Listing by Heather Lamkins, Think Real Estate

Heather Lamkins (Think Real Estate)