About This 1904 ‘Wilson House’ For Sale In Portland Oregon
Situated on a cornerlot in one of Portland’s favorite neighborhoods, the Alphabet District, this elegant Foursquare has witnessed a rich history. Named the ‘Wilson House’ after its first owner, this grand home was designed by Portland architect David Williams and built in 1904, around the time when the World’s Fair was held in Portland. The elegant family home experienced prohibition times hosting its own speakeasy, then was a Children’s’ home in the latter part of the 20th century and now the home has been lovingly updated by the current owners and restored to its former glory.
A grand inviting front porch, tall, coved ceilings, beautiful wood floors and original woodwork throughout the home emphasize the classic beauty of the architecture, while the recent updates bring this home seamlessly into the 21st century. New kitchen, baths, heating/cooling, backyard re-designed, new parking pads, car charger and much more – this home is improved and remodeled where it counts! Add the full basement with plenty of storage, an area big enough for a workshop and the well-kept secret of the house, the remains of a speakeasy from the 1920’s, complete with the engravings of the patrons of the time.
The location is hard to beat, perched above NW 24th and Pettygrove, with a walk score of 97, in short distance to Chapman elementary school and Wallace Park, just a block away from the restaurants and shops of NW 23rd Ave and Good Samaritan Hospital plus easy access to the trails of Forest Park. Both NW Pettygrove and NW 24th are part of the Neighborhood Greenways System, and bus lines and streetcar close by make getting around town a breeze. This is a wonderful home looking for the next owners to continue to write its Portland story.