Portland Mediterranean Homes for Sale
Search all Mediterranean and Spanish-style homes for sale in Portland, OR. The earliest Mediterranean homes in Portland come on the scene in the 1910s, with many of them built in the 1920s. Their soaring popularity here mirrored the trend in Southern California during the rise of the motion picture industry and prosperity of the Roaring 20s.
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Portland Mediterranean and Spanish Architecture
Mediterranean and Spanish homes can be found all across the Portland Metro Area. Home shoppers looking to buy an original house built by early, affluent Portland residents in the 1920s do well to concentrate their search in the hills above downtown Portland (Kings Heights, Goose Hollow, Terwilliger Heights, Hillside District, etc.)
Mediterranean architecture is based on sixteenth-century villas found in the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.
Sub-Genres include Italian Renaissance, Mediterranean Revival, Spanish Mediterranean Revival, and Modern Mediterranean. These styles are meant to be informal and warm with open floor plans that encourage cross breezes throughout the structure.
Mediterranean and Spanish home exteriors are characterized by low-pitched, clay tile roofs, and stucco walls. Courtyards are sometimes integrated into the house plan. Mediterranean homes often include an arched entryway with a turret room.
Spanish and Mediterranean home interiors often include hardwood and stone (terracotta, tile) floors, pastel color schemes, and plaster walls. Wrought iron fixtures and railings are common.
An appropriately landscaped yard would include regionally congruent flowers, plants, and shrubs. Lavender, herbs, cypress trees, and ornamental grasses are perfect thematic matches. Gravel pathways, terracotta pots, and fountains are also appropriate.
Notable Portland Mediterranean Homes
- 2959 SW Bennington Drive, Portland, OR 97205 - Digman-Zidell House (1930), listed in the National Register of Historic Places
- 2336 SW Osage Street, Portland, OR 97205 - Envoy building
- 2884 NW Cumberland Rd, Portland, OR 97210 - once home to Clarissa Keyes Inman, inventor of the electric curling iron
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