A Family Home

3795 SW Chehalem Avenue

A 1910 Emil Schact Craftsman. One of the first houses on Council Crest. Featured in the book, The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest. Three-plus bedrooms upstairs. (The 'plus' is currently my den; see below.) Two baths upstairs, a powder room on the main floor, and a half bath in the basement. 

2850 sf (+/-) with lots of unfinished space (and potential) in the basement and second floor 'attic.' One block off of Council Crest Drive. Roughly equidistant from Council Crest and Healy Heights Parks. Lot size ~ 3/8 acre. Some view of Mt. Hood and town to the east, (through neighbors' trees.)


Full frontal view. (North elevation of the house.) Kind of like a Google drive-by but from the neighbors' porch. Being elevated from the street, there is a remarkable sense of privacy.

The steps on the right in the picture above are the approach: under the 2nd largest Japanese maple in the West Hills (by my reconnaissance.)

To the front porch. (West elevation.)

Walking around west side, this garden sidewalk leads to patio on the south side.

South patio and grape arbor.

Swing Set/Climbing Structure and Fergus da Boom. The former has been home to many pirates and super heroes. The latter is a Wonder Dog.

South elevation. Grape arbor shades the patio in summer, but pruned in fall, it lets in winter light.

Patio extension down to east stairs.

Kitchen I. We live in this kitchen. Though the remodel is over 20 years old, Leon Trice, our architect, still shows it to potential clients.

Kitchen II

Kitchen III

Kitchen window seat. Best spot in the house.

Looking from kitchen, through dining room to Great Room.

Dining room, back toward kitchen.

Great Room, piano, and Blue Man: "La Audacia de las Suenas" by Margarita Leon.

Great Room, facing fireplace (west.)

Great Room, from fireplace, looking east.

Foyer. With dog bed.

Downstairs powder room. With mirror.

Master bedroom.

Currently my den, this space holds a double bed perfectly, making the ideal napping spot or guest room.

The unfinished upstairs is quiet. Great place to tie flies or write. Or nap. When cleared out and surfaced, it will be the ultimate urchins' romper room. (See "Attic" in 2nd level floor plan below. None of it is currently counted as finished.)

Main floor.

Second floor.