Handcrafted Japanese Woodworking

House - Entire home/apt · B North Michigan Ave, Portland, OR 97227, United States

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We're offering a very unique, ONE-OF-A-KIND, craftsman built dwelling ideally located in the hip Mississippi Arts District, just minutes from everything Portland has to offer. Our spacious, lower level, one-bedroom has been thoroughly and thoughtfully designed and built to reflect both Old World, natural building practices and Modern, eco-sensibilities. This space is both aesthetically beautiful and comfortable, with numerous hand hewn details throughout.

From the lush, tree-lined street below, one ascends the stone steps to arrive at the mindfully appointed garden-level, private patio and entry. Upon arriving, one might notice the attention to detail in the EXQUISITE WORKMANSHIP and JAPANESE CARPENTRY, from the handmade doors and windows to the framing. Once inside, one is immediately welcomed by the warmth of the natural, clay walls, the wood beamed ceiling, and the sunny dinning nook. The kitchen boost professional, stainless appliances, granite counter tops and handmade cabinetry. The bathroom has reclaimed, cedar siding, and an artistic combination of tile, stone and glass. The living room is well appointed and cozy, with warm fir flooring, handmade furniture, a Danish-modern sleeper sofa, and a Norwegian gas stove/fireplace. The bedroom has a walk in closet, and a new queen mattress and frame with Organic duvet with goose down fill. Throughout the space, the walls are hung with original art showcasing local artist.

Nested just one block from trendy and mod Mississippi Street, one has ample and easy access to some of Portland's best shops, restaurants, bars and breweries, music venues, boutiques, coffee houses, and yoga studios. It's within a short walking distance to major bus lines and our neighborhood MAX train/lightrail station, with easy access to highways. Our street is also a city designated bike road. We are only minutes from other local hotspots like Alberta Arts District, Downtown and the Pearl. Getting around town from here couldn't be easier.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $750 /week
Monthly Price: $2350 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Love, love, love: love the host's attendance, love the neighborhood, love the place!

    April 2014
  • Absolutely beautiful house! A delight to stay in, impeccably clean, with a bottle of Oregon wine and wonderful local chocolate to welcome me:)
    Comfy bed, wonderful glass shower in bathroom, nicely outfitted kitchen. I'd stay here again & again, heck, I'd move in if I could!
    And David was a great communicator and easy to get in touch with for questions/check-in.

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay in this lovely property! Very thoughtfully furnished and equipped, we didn't find ourselves wanting for much of anything during our stay. We had easy walks to the Mississippi district, which is loaded with cool shops and interesting places to eat and drink, and were a short car ride to most anything else. A big thanks to David and Moku-chan for making our first visit to Portland memorable; it surely won't be our last.

    April 2014
  • David was an extremely gracious host. We had not planned for the rain and he was kind enough to loan us an umbrella for the duration of our stay. On top of that, the place itself had all the amenities needed for us to do the things we would on a daily basis: cook, clean, shower, watch movies, and sleep comfortably. I had a few questions and David was always available to pick up the phone to answer them. The place itself is extremely cozy and quaint. Staying there felt like being somewhere extra ordinary and it was a great change of pace from daily living. The surrounding areas provide a great sampling of what Portland has to offer. Literally one street down, there are a plethora of shops, restaurants, and bars that really have a unique vibe to them. We spent most of our time either indoors or walking down that street and we felt that our time was well spent because there was so much this area has to offer.

    April 2014
  • David was awesome. Very flexible with our delayed flight. Very nice. The neighborhood was fun and it was quite easy to get to the convention center and downtown. We were so happy to escape the long draining conference days at David's place. He really manages to make it tranquil and relaxing.

    March 2014
  • This space is absolutely wonderful. It's tucked away around the corner of one of the hottest neighborhoods in Portland. David is a builder and this is his handy work, he's an incredible craftsman! I got to chat with David for a while when I checked in and we had a lovely conversation. The rest of my time was peaceful and quiet. I couldn't have been happier during my stay. There is parking right there on the street, the place is immaculately clean, you can walk just a few minutes and be in the heart of the Mississippi neighborhood which is full of wonderful charms and surprises. If you're considering staying here, stop considering - and Book It!

    March 2014
  • I had a wonderful one month stay at David's charming apartment. The location is amazing and the details in the apartment are first rate. David and his team are very talented craftsmen and women. It's a quiet sanctuary close to the vibrant Mississippi neighborhood. Easy parking on the street, chef-friendly kitchen, and quiet bedroom. David was a perfect host, always there if I needed him but never intrusive. I would recommend this rental without hesitation.

    March 2014
  • David was a very kind, gracious and welcoming host who I had an opportunity to talk with upon my arrival. There was nothing missing from his place -- all cookng utensils, cooking supplies and daily items were made available. He even left a bottle of local wine and bar of chocolate to enjoy. A thoughtful individual and a very well thought out space. Location is very suitable for exploring and close to many interesting stores and restaurants. Highly, highly recommended!

    February 2014
  • I have too many wonderful things to say about this place, but I'll share just a few of them here. Firstly, David was a great host. He's very accommodating and was proactive in communicating with us. Check-in and check-out were easy and convenient.
    Secondly, the apartment is even more impressive in person than in photos. The design and layout are perfect and all the details are well thought out. There are so many little things to appreciate: the lighting fixtures, the artisan furniture, the artwork on the walls--all unique and charming. The space is so cozy and tranquil. I never wanted to leave. I still miss it! There were so many little amenities that made our stay comfortable and special. We will absolutely rent here again the next time we are in Portland.

    February 2014
  • Such a nicely kept, quiet and beautiful space! Close to Mississippi Ave as well which is such a cool part of town. Would stay again in a heartbeat!

    February 2014
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English, 日本語
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David Laws : Japanese Carpentry and Old World natural building
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Native of the Pacific Northwest, I'm a Design/Builder, specializing in Japanese Traditional Carpentry and Old World natural building. I'm also licensed in 'Chado' the Japanese way of tea, which is my main stem of study within Japanese architecture. This recently completed unit is not a tea house but is an attempt to mix Japanese and a Western aesthetic through a common natural link. With the hope of sharing the beauty of Japanese woodworking to a wider range of people. I hope you enjoy!
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