Portland Home Styles

Interested in learning more about Mid-century Modern homes, Cape Cod, Foursquare, Tudor, Bungalow, Craftsman, Ranch, Victorian, Dutch Colonial, or English Cottage homes? You’ve come to the right place.

Personally, I’m fascinated by the diverse set of older homes in our greater metro area and love their history.

If you’re looking for a particular style of home for sale, we have a great search program for that, you can simply type in the home style you’re looking for in the search bar, such as “Victorian,” and hit enter. It works!

If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next twelve months, Stephen would love to tour your home. Call today to set an appointment.

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
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Licensed Since 2003
503-714-1111

If you’re considering buying a home in the next twelve months, Kami Price, buyers specialist would love to hear what you’re looking for. Call today to set an appointment.

Kami Price, Realtor
Represented Hundreds of Buyers
Licensed since 2004
503-773-0000

What is a Portland Cape Cod Home Style?

June 2, 2021

When you close your eyes and imagine the quintessential archetype of an American single family house, what do you see? If you find yourself envisioning a rectangular home with symmetrical windows and a chimney sprouting from the top, you may have encountered the Cape Code style. And you wouldn’t be alone in that. Across the country you’ll find Cape Cod style architecture, for good reason. Once a product of the harsh New England climate, this style became a staple of middle class American home construction. Sound too cookie cutter for you? Hold out for the twists this story has in store. The West Coast is home to some of the coziest and quaintest aberrations of the traditional Cape Cod. On...


What is a Foursquare Style Home in Portland?

April 28, 2021

Chances are you’ve passed by Foursquare homes in Portland dozens of times. Maybe you paused to take one in, admire the dignified simplicity of the structure. Whether you realized it at the time or not, you were looking at one of America’s most iconic home styles. And Portland is home to many of the country’s finest examples. Today we’ll take a dive into the history and characteristics of the Foursquare style home in Portland. What makes a Foursquare home a Foursquare home, how did this style come about, and why do we still love it? Let’s explore what makes these historic homes both modest and grand at once. What Is a Foursquare Style Home? The shortest answer to this question...


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Bungalow, Cottage or Ranch? Know your Portland Home Types!

September 23, 2016

Did you know that there are around 150,000 homes in the City of Portland? Strolling through the neighborhoods, you’re likely to find many homes that look appealing — cute bungalows, sprawling Victorians, modernistic marvels. Have you always wanted to know what era a particular home is from, just by looking at it from the curb? Here’s a quick guide to what you’ll find when you’re out shopping for a Portland home. The Victorian Era Architectural historian Thomas Hubka, in an excellent article for the Oregonian, writes that the home style most people envision when they hear the word “Victorian” is actually hard to come by these days in Portland. There are two reasons for that. The first is that the supply...