Sometimes you just have to love the personality of people and how they express that personality. I have to say, when I met these people while door knocking, I had to find out the story behind this little pink house and who was behind it.
After we met the owners who happened to be home, we found out they built the garage from the ground up and still have the model that the designer originally built to show what it was going to look like. It was really awesome!
Homes like this are all around Portland. They all give Portland personality, but this one just stood out for me. This home is one of those homes that make you realize why we have bumper stickers around town that say "Keep Portland Weird".
From the pink flamingos, to the hand chair and tub in the front yard, this yard just makes this neighborhood what it is. Talking to the neighbors, they too love what they have done with the house, because it was just the plain Jane house of the neighborhood when they moved there in 2001.
But, as you can see from the pictures this home has some personality and so do the people who own it!
Thanks Sandy and Tim for making Portland such great place to live!
This second portion is written by Seraina Aguayo my walking partner and mentee! Thanks Seraina!
Minutes from the N St. Johns shops and restaurants; In the midst of manicured lawns, old growth trees, quaint little bungalows and cottages resides a vibrant Flamingo Pink bungalow that screams expressions of creativity and individuality. Todd and I were pleasantly greeted by owners Tim & Sandy outside of their artsy abode. Todd and I couldn't help but admire the extravagant foliage that surrounds the outside front and left side of the pink home. To the side of the garage rests a perfectly designed pink with red and white trim office/shop with metallic red garage door. "I grew up in San Francisco, CA and wanted the home to show that flair. Hence the pink flamingos in the yard and yes "Pink Flamingo" paint."
Sandy , who used to have an act as "Betty Boop" in California, and Tim who is a talented mechanic reveal much of their personality in the décor that adorns the shop and home. Betty Boop memorabilia and chrome mechanic artifacts are made decorative art pieces within and without the shop and home.
It is always a joy and wonder to see and investigate the history and motivation for these unique properties that help to make Portland known for its' irresistible character and charm.
My Kudos this week go to Tim and Sandy of N Portland!
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Kastings & Associates
Todd Clark (Broker/Owner)
The Friendly Home Team
Realty Pro, Oregon LLC
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