Everyone loves a mid-century modern home. One could even say it is one of the more desirable architectural styles in Portland. Just the word “Rummer” makes well-to-do Portland folks start to quiver with excitement. Sleek lines, abundant light, non-traditional materials – gosh, just writing about it makes me a little hot under the collar. Mid-Century Modern homes are, to say it simply, super steamy.
This style of home came about in the post-Wold War II era and were built between about 1940 and the 1960s. During this period, the economy was doing well, the population was expanding, and there was a lot of folks moving out to the suburbs. Many of these new suburbanites desired a more modern design, with more light and modern building techniques and materials.
What are the benefits of living in a home that is in the mid-century modern style? For one, the layouts are extremely efficient. Plus, in Portland, many contain basements with high ceilings offering additional living area as well as storage. The windows are big, so there is abundant light, and typically they are single-level, which is great for folks of all ages. Despite all the bad lip service we get about rain, Portland is a very template climate which is perfect for mid-century modern design.
If you are interested in what mid-century modern homes are on the market where you want to live, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to take you on a tour!