Square Footage (+/-):
2312 sq. ft.
1959 - Designed by owner
Single Attached Garage
About 3750 NW Hayes Avenue
A Very Special Opportunity….
Raise your martini glass and toast the soon-to-be new owners of this exceptional home! Embrace the retro spirit while enjoying the abiding modernity of its clean mid-twentieth century aesthetics. Designed by the owner, Shepard Levine, OSU Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts, together with architect William Ray Glass, his friend and fellow OSU Professor Emeritus, the home’s style and function resonates beautifully with today’s lifestyle.
The Living Room’s classic architectural details include a vaulted wood and beam ceiling, clerestory windows, hardwood floors, a handsome wrap-around fireplace with copper hood and concrete and birch wood floating hearth, a secret storage cabinet, and a vertical run of stained glass windows bathing the room in rich color.
The home was originally designed as a 2-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home with an art studio located to the right of the foyer. Years later a much larger art studio was added and the original art studio space was redesigned and used as a playroom and then a music room. Today, the flex-space would also serve well as an office or guest bedroom.
The patio off the living room was converted to a solarium in the late 1970’s. Slanted glass walls allow warmth and light to nourish plants. The original plan for the left corner to be a relaxing hot tub offers the opportunity for a buyer to let their creativity shine.
Whether enjoying Saturday morning pancakes, or hosting a large gathering for Thanksgiving, the flow of the Dining Room into the Kitchen welcomes all to share in the cooking and dining festivities. The built-in sideboard is perfect for serving holiday feasts as well as storage of partyware, and the desk’s location with a view of the yard is a great hub for organizing household tasks. A unique feature of the kitchen – a folding counter that turns the center island into a U-shaped kitchen.
Around 1964 the back addition created a capacious art studio and 2 bonus spaces. The bonus area just off the kitchen offers opportunity for a customized pantry space, kids’ playroom, or a quiet reading nook. To the right of the upper landing the 2nd bonus room could be used as an office, craft room, or huge storage closet.
To the left of the landing is the generously sized Art Studio with vaulted ceiling, skylight, full bathroom, and access to the outdoors. The artist’s creative juices will flow in a space full of wonderful light and unlimited possibilities. Or imagine the potential of a re-design of this space into an impressive Master Suite.
The original bedroom quadrant is to the right of the landing and features the Master Bedroom and a large 2nd bedroom that originally was 2 bedrooms with a wall divider. Hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves and a balcony view into the Living Room enhance the charm of the original design features. Check out the full bathroom with vaulted wood ceiling, skylight, funky recessed toilet tank, laundry chute, and original tile.
Graceful, stately oak trees paint their own seasonal canvas and provide texture and privacy to the low-maintenance yard. Enjoy our gorgeous Oregon summers entertaining on the back terrace and deck, creating lush gardens, or relaxing in a swaying hammock.
The original carport was enclosed as a garage, with garage doors added at both the front and back ends so the back yard and terrace are easily accessible. A wall of storage closets offers ample space for yard gear, a work bench area, and room to tuck away bikes and sports gear.
Located in a lovely, peaceful neighborhood with a warm sense of community, the home offers a relaxing, comfortable, easy-care lifestyle. A natural parkland nearby offers a lovely place to stroll or walk the dog. Loaded with potential for the savvy designer who values and appreciates solid bones and timeless aesthetics, the mid-century modern design will be modern once again. Our homes, like our lives, are a journey full of page turning adventures and this home has enjoyed a cherished story. The next chapter is ready to unfold....