About this listing
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 gorgeous little oasis this house is. The inside is decorated with simple, beauty in mind. There is a lovely outside sitting space. It is quiet and private, but walking distance to a lot of great restaurants and shops. David is there if you need him, but stays out of your way otherwise. I really didn't want to leave.
David was very helpful and flexible. We had a late arrival in Portland and David was there to meet us at 10:30. Location is close to lots of restaurants, bars and music. Easy street parking and 10 minutes to downtown. Place is very pretty with lots of great details. Very quaint.
David was an amazing host ! Every detail was attended to plus some. His place is so unique and extremely comfortable. But most of all it was incredibly aesthetic and beautiful. Thank you so much!
This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay -- it offers a great location (safe, quiet, convenient), terrific space (amazing attention to detail!), and a very welcoming host who is available but gives guests total privacy. I would definitely stay here again!!
It was a pleasure and privilege to stay in this unique and beautiful place. David was very helpful prior to our arrival and met us for a chat and to give us some ideas during our stay. Take the time to appreciate the hand crafted features here and enjoy.
A large shower and well designed kitchen were both excellent features here and the location was perfect. We didn't move the car in the 5 nights that we were here, either walking or using public transport to get everywhere and there are so many place to eat, drink etc.
The local wine and chocolate were also a lovely touch. Many thanks David and good luck!!
David is very welcoming and attentive. The home is beautifully crafted . Everything is quality and done tastefully. It's a quiet setting. The kitchen and bathroom are simply beautiful. The living room and bedroom, although equally nice, are a little dark and the ceilings are low in places.
These are minor drawbacks in the scheme of things, and at this price it's a great place to stay if you want to experience the vibrant Mississippi Ave. neighborhood and still have some peace and quiet.
We drove down after work from Seattle and ran into traffic, not arriving til around 1am - but David was still up and welcomed us to the unit. He was very hospitable and made us feel welcome after a long drive.
The craftmanship of the unit is amazing and makes you feel like you're staying in a very special place. My travel companions and I felt the space was just right for four people. The kitchen has just about everything (except a microwave) but we did most of our meals out and about. It's in a quiet street, so no obtrusive noises or many wandering folks.
Nearby Mississippi street is only a block away and has many shops, restaurants, and cafes to keep you fed and entertained.
Thank you, David, for creating a wonderful space to stay in Portland. Would definitely stay again.
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About the Host, David
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!