Great Gathering Places dwelling in SE Portland Ladds Addition

On a recent rainy day strolling around the idyllic gardens and streets of vintage homes of Ladds Addition, I wandered  I was magically  drawn into Palio Espresso and Desert House.  The large multi roomed establishment had the feel of a personal refuge of many generations where you could perfectly lose yourself inside your ipad,  a great book or quiet conversation on a wingback chairs, couches or spread out seated at a vintage table beside a large window.

Located on a spoke of the inner of the five circle patterned layout  many 2nd and 3rd generation families still frequent the muted quiet golden atmosphere .  

Once the original Safeway location in Portland and another incarnation as a Gallery this 2nd generation

Gathering place  offers a wide variety of hot and cold drinks , provincial deserts, warm soups and sandwiches.

Great Gathering Places Dwelling in SE Portland Ladds Addition

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Resizing into One Level Homes in Portland Oregon

Resizing into One Level Homes in Portland Oregon

    What is your dream floor plan?  

                 What communities reflect your values ?

 Find Your Perfect One Level Home in Your Preferred Community.

Design Your Own Custom One Level Home & Identify a Trusted Local Architect & Builder Construct it

Summerplace  over 55 community with it all

Wonderful home is bright, open & spacious w/ windows/skylights. A MUST see w/ 2 BR,2 BA & FABULOUS sunroom for entertaining. Gourmet kitchen has new S/S appl., extended storage. New A/C, 96.5% efficient furnace, window coverings, carpet/hardwoods in kitchen/dining rm. HOA: commons, mtg rm, rec center, library, wt room, sauna & pool. Located in cul-de-sac and has lovely landscaping.

Raleigh Hills   great floor plan . easy care yard. close to everything

Wonderful ranch style home in a very quiet part of SW Portland. Close to Washington Sq, freeways  and other shopping yet has a private feel. Clean, bright open floor plan. Vaulted ceilings give a spacious feel. Formal living/dining. Great room island kitchen/family room/breakfast nook. Add a beautiful EZ care yard that has room for entertaining/gardening and you have a place to call home.

Clairemont  over 55 golf course community

This is a A+ and priced to sell. Located  on the very desirable Claremont Golf Course.  New roof in 2007, new carpet, 12 foot ceilings throughout. Two large bedrooms, Master over looking two fairways.  Patio overlooking two fairways, a pond and a private patio off the kitchen. This is a “Must See”. HOA’S $503/person/year. One Time $1,000 transfer fee.

Cedar mill   fabulous greatroom floorplan, close to everything

Large level,  private lot, close-in w/WA CO Schools and taxes.  One-level great room, 3-car garage. All finish specs may be made by purchaser.  Very well-known  and experienced custom builder. Extensive hardwoods & tile floors, granite, SS appliances, front landscaping.  Central Vacuum  pre-plumb, alarm & sound pre-wire. Rare one-level new home in great location!

Tigard   Quality You Can Feel & Just The Right Size!

“The Laurel wood” Cottage Home.  Charming  1-level cottage style home. Boast energy-efficient , stainless steel appliances, 5″ hand scraped hardwoods, vaulted master suite, covered entry, & 2nd bedroom den option. A new definition of luxury, top quality, natural materials, and careful attention to architectural details -

Charboneau  over 55 golf course community

Premier  Fairway Estate Home in Charbonneau. Ideal  active and retirement living home. One level, great room, low maintenance  home, wood floors, very bright, southern exp/ large kitchen with granite, large pantry. This home was rebuilt in 2002. Walk in closet, newly tiled extra large shower.

Resizing into Portland Oregon’s one level homes

Find Your Perfect One Level Home in Your Preferred Community.

Design Your Own Custom One Level Home & Identify a Trusted Local Architect & Builder Construct it

Resizing into One Level Homes in Portland Oregon




How long have you been musing about moving into less square footage, into a more manageable floor plan with lovely updated modern amenities?  Looking forward to living with all  your longed for features on one level, surrounded by tons of light and easy to care for surroundings.

Are you ready to re-size your home and simplify your life?

How do I begin?

What are the steps needed to plan a successful a re-size/lifestyle change?

The Place/Location

Where do you really want to live?

Water, mtns, desert

The Dwelling

What kind of home living environment and investment works best for you now. Who are your Seniors Real Estate Specialist Partners   The Valuable resources you need to help you negotiate through this process?

Where do I begin? 

Create a Timeline – 6 months to a Couple of Years

Move backward from the time you walk into the front door your new Abode/Home.

  • It could take up to 180 days to complete the transaction of selling your home.
  •  Find a SRES professional to help you start preparing and dressing your home for sale.
  • Hold a couple of spring summer garage sales, start packing & giving away to family and charities.
  • Finding our place. Start visiting the neighborhoods, the places you have long been considering. .
  •  Find a professional SRES counselor to function as a sounding board to help you visualize the kind of living spaces that suit you best and the places you may want to live at this time of your life?
  • Honestly Plan your Long Term finances
  • Work with your financial planner and an able mortgage broker to create a realistic financial plan to  create your capacity to make changes to resize your home and a simplify your life.