Our gorgeous, sophisticated west-side townhouse is in a perfect location, less than 10 minutes from the Pearl District and downtown Portland, yet very close to major corporations on the west side of Portland including Nike and Intel plus Forest Park and Washington Park. It is just two blocks from Forest Heights' town center, with it's Starbucks, restaurants and stores. The townhouse is perfect for shorter stays as well as longer executive rentals.
The 1,500 SF of living space includes a two-story living/dining room with fireplace and new bamboo hardwood floors, a new, very well-equipped kitchen with a slab marble counter top and glass and stone tile back splash, a master with cathedral ceilings and guest bedroom, a very bright, well-equipped loft study overlooking the living room plus a 700 SF tandem garage. There is a delightful deck fronting the living area plus a secluded, leafy patio behind the house.
You will enjoy many amenities, including a 30-inch HDTV in the living room and a flat screen TV in both bedrooms, plus a Bose sound system. There is high-speed wireless internet throughout the house plus central air.
This spacious, beautifully decorated three-story townhouse includes the owners' very special art collection. featuring many well-known Northwest and national artists. The two-story living room has a gas fireplace surrounded by bookcases with a 30-inch flat-screen HD TV with premium cable channels and a classic Bose sound system. It boasts the most comfortable down-filled couch in the universe, which is also a queen-sized sleeper sofa. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors/windows give direct access to the front deck, which is perfect for sunset cocktails, plus lots of sunshine. The front deck also has a full-sized Weber gas grill.
The townhouse features a great-room design, with an open flow between the living and dining areas and the kitchen, enhanced by the new hardwood bamboo flooring. The dining area has a lovely classic-modern glass-topped table with four comfortable chairs and is decorated with antique Air France posters from the 1930's.
We are major cooks, so the highly functional new U-shaped IKEA kitchen with a slab granite counter top and glass and stone tile back splash is very well-equipped, with new appliances and the best cooking equipment. It includes a high-end GE refrigerator plus a Jenn-aire gas stove with convection oven and warming drawer and a brand-new built-in microwave and new LG stainless steel dishwasher. The kitchen features a Cuisinart Grind-n-Brew coffee pot, a Cuisinart food processor, a Cusinart counter-top toaster/broiler/convection oven, blender, juicer, etc. Plus, since we love to entertain, you will have beautiful dishes, glassware, and linens of all sorts. We keep a supply of spices and basic condiments for your use.
The bedrooms are beautifully decorated with silk duvets, luxury linens, throws and interesting art. The large, restful blue and brown master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling plus with a spacious attached bathroom with a soaking tub, double sinks and a separate toilet/shower room plus a flat-screen HDTV with a DVD. It also has a large walk-through closet with bathrobes, hairdryer and basic toiletries for your use. The guest bedroom has direct access to the back patio with a teak table and is decorated in soothing tones of green and brown. A full bath is directly adjacent. This bedroom also has a very large closet.
The open loft study/office is very special. It overlooks the two-story living room and has lots of light all day plus a nice view. It is set up as a perfect working environment. Not only is there free high-speed wireless service, but there is a desk with a 23-inch flat-screen monitor and a wireless HP color printer for your use, plus a classic mid-century suede-covered couch for collapsing while you are searching for a new idea or maybe just a burst of energy. The laundry area, with full-size washer and drier, is located between the study and the master bedroom.
The front deck is graced by a bistro table and chairs as well as an umbrella. Since it faces Southwest, the front deck is perfect for morning coffee or sunset cocktails while you are cooking dinner on our Weber gas BBQ. The leafy patio behind the house is quite private. It includes a sustainable teak table, with chairs and a bench to accommodate five people.
The townhouse features gas heat plus central air (almost unheard of in Portland), which is really not necessary 360 days a year, but is great to have on those other five days! The 700 SF tandem garage can easily accommodate your car (we leave our car parked there) and has tons of storage if you are here for a longer stay.
The townhouse is just two short blocks from the village center of Forest Heights, the most upscale, sustainable development in Portland. The village center has a very nice Starbucks--with a huge indoor/outdoor fireplace; a laundry; Pizzacato, which features gourmet pizzas, a very reasonable nail salon; a small neighborhood grocery store and a nice restaurant. A free shuttle to the Sunset transit center--with access to the MAX light rail, the Westside commuter train and buses-- leaves from the village every thirty minutes during the week.
Just three minutes away is a large neighborhood shopping center, with a very nice QBS grocery store, mailing service, liquor store and four restaurants. And, of course, the delights of NW 23rd/21st, the Pearl District, and downtown Portland are less than 10 minutes away. We are just a couple of minutes away from Portland's wild Forest Park with miles of hiking/biking trails as well as Washington Park with the Portland Zoo, the Japanese and Rose Gardens, and the Hoyt Arboreatum.