If you Like this, you'll Love our new NEW unit next door, HANDCRAFTED JAPANESE CARPENTRY TOO, So check it out in my profile under my listings.
We hope you love them both!!
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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.
Other Things to Note
Parking is not a problem on our street and there is almost always a spot directly in front of the house, it is free and no permit is required.
We look forward to having guest to our special community, our house rules are simple:
We want you to enjoy your stay, you're space is secluded and private but sound does travel so please be mindful of the neighbors and respect quiet hours between 10 pm and 7 am.
Also if you need anything during your stay, we would be happy to help in anyway we can.
What a fantastic place. Such care and craft went into the design and construction. Every design decision, every object, each material chosen, quietly reinforced the aesthetic weight of the others. A joy. David was the perfect host, met with us, suggested activities, e.g. the Japanese Garden (loved it) then retired and let the space do the talking. Amazing.
Everything about the place was perfect. The house was cozy, the neighborhood so close and fun. David was very accommodating and provided a wealth of information about Portland. Highly Recommend.
David is a great, great host! He made us feel very welcomed and was a great source of information, as it was our first visit to Portland. The home that we stayed in is stunningly beautiful and super clean. What a great woodwork! We were amazed by the attention to the smallest details and loved every moment staying in our home away from home.
The house is in one of the most hip and interesting neighborhoods of Portland with stores and restaurants very close by and yet so accessible to downtown life as well. We surely hope to return soon and perhaps have a chance to stay in his other accommodation.
It was very easy to communicate with David before and during our trip.
Thank you so much for having us as your guests!
From Katja and Craig.
What a lovely spot David has! We loved the calm, zen feeling that his apartment has. The craftsmanship is clear the moment you step inside, and the place is absolutely spotless. We loved the walk-in shower and the gas fire place - we felt right at home in this cozy little nest. The apartment is in a great location, just steps to the Mississippi shopping district, a couple dozen restaurants, and an easy car commute to downtown. We'll look for David's place again the next time we're in PDX.
Simply put, this place was outstanding!! It felt like being in a cabin in the woods except you are in one of the best neighbourhoods in Portland. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it!!!!
Really fast response and very accommodating host. He offered a traditional Japanese tea service but we did not have the time. Beautiful home that is well designed, hidden in the woods and had everything we needed including the chocolate bar. Location easily accessible on bus from center of downtown and don't let location near highway scare you--we could not hear it. Bring your slippers or warm socks in winter. Was a nice zen-like experience and will book again.
This is the finest Airbnb experience I've ever had. David was welcoming and helpful. His airbnb is exquisite. The craftsmanship is world class. You will not be disappointed.
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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!