Do you LOVE old houses? Do your ears perk up when you hear the words, craftsman, bungalow, cottage, colonial, Tudor, and Old Portland?
Congratulations. This is your city.
Portland is a vintage home lover’s dream come true. In Portland proper there are more craftsman, bungalow, cottage, and Old PDX style homes than all other home styles combined (not counting modern condos).
These homes feature unsurpassed architecture, craftsmanship, and character. They harken back to earlier ideas of home, hearth, place, and family that resonate for many of us.
Although you will occasionally see new homes in these style categories, most were built before 1950. Searching for vintage Portland real estate is easy using SkyBlue Portland Custom Search.
Finding Vintage Homes for Sale in Portland
Let’s say you want to search for Portland homes for sale built before 1950. Here’s how to do it in seven easy steps.
To search for Portland vintage homes for sale built 1900-1950
- From SkyBlue Portland, from the navigation bar at the top of the page, hover over Custom Search.
- In the drop-down box, at the bottom, click Custom Search.
- In Max Days Listed text box, type a number. (We recommend 60 days or less.)
- In the Style drop-down box, select the vintage home style of your choice (Bungalow, Capecod, Cottage, Craftsman, Dutch Colonial, English, Farmhouse, Mid-Century Modern, Old Portland, Salt Box, Tudor, or Victorian).
- Scroll down and locate the Year Built text box. Select and highlight the date range you want. (For example, 1900 to 1950.)
- If desired, type additional search parameters in the Min Price, Max Price, and other available text boxes.
- Scroll up, and click Search.
At the top of the Search Results page, you will now see a map with all of the available homes indicated. Click on any one of the home icons to open a popup with thumbnail, address, and other key details. Scroll down to see thumbnails of all the homes.
Conducting this search recently for craftsman style homes in Portland, I located 47 results. The same search for available colonial style homes in Portland yielded only 3 results.
NOTE Results may not always be 100% accurate, as the multiple listing service system relies on the listing broker to enter the correct home style.
Using this same procedure, you can search for vintage homes in Portland Metro communities as well. Note however, that older style homes are not as plentiful in the Portland suburbs. For instance, conducting this search recently for available craftsman style homes in Lake Oswego, I located only 3 results.
Vintage Portland Homes in High Demand
The competition for vintage real estate in Portland is high. Your best bet is to enlist a knowledgeable buyer’s agent to assist you in finding and purchasing the vintage home of your dreams. We’d love to help you find the perfect vintage home in your favorite Portland neighborhood. And then help you negotiate the best possible price.
If you’re in the market for an old house in Portland, Oregon, give us a call. We’d love to show you some of Portland’s grand old homes for sale this week. And as always, we’ll buy the lattes.
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