Beautiful house: One level, 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, spacious kitchen with tons of shelves, skylights, lots of windows, gas fireplace, comfortable living space.
Useful property: Pretty concrete block patio great for relaxing, barbeques, sipping something cool while watching the kids in the yard; level green yard space; pebbly trails; hammock hut; greenhouse; independent studio with heat, electric, phone hook-up (great for art, music, home-based business); giant detached garage / workshop. Fenced on all sides. Electronic front driveway gate.
Edible landscape: Fifteen fruittrees, 25+ berry bushes, several edible, perennial vines. Five concrete block permanent raised garden beds for annual vegetables. Asparagus bed. Grapes and hardy kiwi growing on cedar trellises. Room to expand. Fertile soil.
Beauty all around the property: Many perennial flowers. Many specimen trees such as Japanese maple, mountain ash, pink dogwood, Camperdown elm. Lots of evergreen bushes in yard (good anti-depressant effect during our rainy season!).
Great neighborhood: End of street has playground and picnic area being renewed / reinstalled and there are trails into Marshall Park that connect with Tryon Creek State Park - great for hikers, runners, dog-walkers, or just taking a stroll after dinner! Less than 5 miles from: downtown, OHSU, Tryon Creek, Lewis & Clark. Close to public transportation, freeway, bike-commute routes. Our street is paved - no ruts and mud in the winter! Good public schools Capitol Hill (K-5), Jackson Middle School (6-, Wilson High School (9-12). Elementary school is walking distance.
The best thing: This wonderful home is for sale! I will be posting some photos on my blog (see bottom of this post) as I get them organized. We will get it on the market in the next 2 months or so, but I thought I would open it up first to gardeners and permaculture lovers, since I have spent so much time making the yard fertile, edible, and beautiful. Email me if you are sincere about purchasing a home in the near future and you want a sneak-peek before it officially goes up for sale!
I love the home and have poured myself into the yard, but am moving for career reasons...