Welcome to the Mulberry Foursquare in Ladds Addition. Built in 1910, it is a beautiful representation of the early 20th century international Arts & Crafts movement in design. This architectural style is rooted in the return to traditional craftsmanship, and away from the machine-made goods of 19th century British Industrial Revolution. The value in simple and beautiful craftsmanship is evidenced in this home. The original, detailed stained glass windows in the living and dining room as well as the Batchelder style hand painted tiles around the fireplace, are just a few of the details reminiscent of the beauty this style represents. Detailed millwork throughout the home include boxed ceilings, plate rails, the dining rooms built in hutch.
Between the dining room and kitchen, is a beautifully updated butlers pantry to include a wet bar and insta-hot tap. The remodeled kitchen design maintains the charm of the period, but reminds you are in the 21st century with radiant floor heating, a second dishwasher, and a cooking island that seats 7! French doors overlook the professionally landscaped backyard perfect for al fresco dining.
Before heading down the spiral staircase to the basement, in a quiet and peaceful portion of the main level is a den tucked away from the distractions of the living room and kitchen. The basements prior life was that of a rental unit, and has since been incorporated into the rest of the home as guest space and lower level family living. It maintains a separate water heater, meter, address and could easily convert to a proper ADU, if needed.
The master, two guest bedrooms, bathroom and laundry occupy the upper floor. You will love having the laundry room on the same floor with the bedrooms. The attic is a finished space with a closet and works well for hobbies, or a 5th bedroom.
Ladds Addition is Portlands oldest planned community. The design of these 32 blocks creates a diamond with Ladds Circle at the center. Four historic rose garden circles are equal distance from the center and further create a diamond shape from an aerial viewpoint. Driving through these tree lined streets, it is easy to see why this is a sought after neighborhood in Portland. The Mulberry Foursquare is located at an idyllic location. The rose garden is enjoyed from the covered front porch, picturesque family room window, and master bedroom window seat. The rose garden is truly an extension of the front yard.