50 oddball or adorable Oregon homes for sale: Wacky real estate photos | OregonLive.com
What quirky perks are hidden in Oregon homes? A Tiki room in the basement or a bomb shelter buried in the backyard? You bet. Flip through these photos to feel inspired by something uncoventional or feel comforted by the place where you live.
— Janet Eastman
You may flip over this condo at 1974 N.W. Lovejoy St. #5. And maybe swoop and swoon, but don’t worry because there’s a net to catch you. Kris Homsi customized his two-story home in Northwest Portland near the Pearl District by installing an acrobatic playground inside a 19-foot-tall atrium. From the top floor, aerialists and other high flyers can step outside elevated doorways and directly into the ether, tethered to gymnast rings or ropes. Then let go, to swing and spiral under skylights. Maybe even perform a crossback straddle with a ribbon of silk? The property is listed for sale at $595,000, with a pending offer, by agent Todd Peres of Debbie Thomas Real Estate. Read more
“Droolworthy” doughnut king’s Queen Anne castle: Live/work for $1.295 million. Read the fascinating story about the three-story building, completed in 1892, once owned by a doughnut seller and later used as boarding house then an office for an architectural firm and other businesses. The 5,340-square-foot dwelling is at 3040 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. Listing agents John Hatch and Angela Stevens of Keller Williams Realty Professionals state: “The lucky owner will enjoy some of the best views in Portland, drool worthy original architectural details & fantastic floor plan.”
Dome homes look like something out of a storybook, like this one at 4722 NW Witham Hill in Corvallis, which sold for $307,500 in July 2016. It was listed by Janel Hoffmann of Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers. Read the whole story
West Linn’s Hobbit House: A nine-dome home, built by a mime at 1850 Carriage Way, sold in May 2018 for $540,000 by listing agents Amy Asivido Christman and Lynnette May of Knipe Realty READ more
Engineer Bruce Campbell has lived in a 1969 Boeing 727-200 airplane since 2000 that’s parked among Douglas fir trees on his 10-acre property in Hillsboro. Read the story
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