Cascade Sotheby's International Realty has been chosen to list an historic Dutch Colonial Revival in the stately Eastmoreland neighborhood of Portland. The 7,359 square foot luxury home was originally designed by Portland architect Bruce McKay in 1927 and has been showcased on architectural heritage home tours. After the home was purchased by Kelley in 2012, she embarked on an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation to both maintain the home's historic significance while updating it for 21st century living. Kelley dedicated impressive amounts of time, money and resources to both maintain the essence and integrity of the gorgeous structure while ushering it into the 21st Century with new room designs, lifted roof lines, some expansion and innovative technology. The goals underlying the high-end renovation were to improve the home's internal flow, improve energy efficiency, address safety issues, increase its light and allow the home to serve as a comfortable, timeless and highly-functional luxury residence for another 100+ years, all while maintaining the home's unique character and historical charm. "I went through a complete search and selection process to find the perfect brokerage to market my homeâ€”I chose Cascade Sotheby's because of their rich international connections and reach and maybe most important, they are risk takers, they are innovative thinkers and experts in connecting the perfect buyer to the perfect home," says Kelley. "Their understanding that a person's home is a reflection of a unique personality and passion really inspired me." The exquisite home was listed this week by Cascade Sotheby's for $3.35 million. It enjoys a .575-acre space in the city that feels like a beautifully-groomed flowering park with gardens and sitting areas all of which can be viewed from large windows that bring the outside in. "I am humbled that Cascade Sotheby's was awarded this listingâ€”we take no greater pride than honoring and representing the impeccable contributions and investment Estelle has made to make this house truly phenomenal," says Deb Tebbs, founder and chief executive officer, Cascade Sotheby's International Realty. "We aim to marry the Sotheby's International Realty celebration of exceptional living with this unique story and experience residing in this magnificent one-of-a-kind home." Kelley says that from the beginningâ€”and even more so now with its remarkable renovationâ€”this sleek European-style house supports an individual's desire to marry old or traditional styles of decor with new and transitional pieces. The home is not stuck in a decade or a centuryâ€”there has always been an inviting clean and simple line to the home conducive to living beautifully, to raising a family and sharing your family home with friends. Now fully-renovated and ready for the next loving owner, this unique abode now boasts: -Replacement of every system in house: backup generator, water/sewer, natural gas, radiant heat, new AC units, modernized security, audiovisual, communications and media systems. -Seismic upgrades (including rebuild of chimney) -Several fire safety features (including sprinklers, fire/CO detectors and exit routes) -Increased energy efficiency (insulation, double glazing, lighting) -Increased lighting throughout the house -Addition of legal 1 bed/1 bath ADU over the garage -Better traffic flow throughout the house "I love this houseâ€”and I hope the next owner is someone who understands the significance of this unique architecture, the invaluable updates and upgrades that were made to make it a modern luxury space and who embrace the feel, the experience and the elegance of living here," says Kelley. "I have a friend who tells me being here is like being on a mini-vacationâ€”she feels relaxed, renewed and refreshed after she's visited. I feel that I've achieved what I set out to doâ€”create a timeless, comfortable and welcoming place to call home."
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