Is your own home a bit ho-hum? You is perhaps listening to the alarm to maneuver to an out-of-the-ordinary place with extra space. Have you ever thought-about residing in a firehouse?
You wouldn’t be the primary to park a automotive, RV or boat in a storage constructed for a firetruck.
A 76-year-old, Southeast Portland hearth station retrofitted right into a live-work unit was put up on the market at $750,000 on Thursday, Jan. 13. A flood of individuals toured it over the weekend and by Monday, Jan. 17, a suggestion was accepted.
The construction at 5125 S.E. Ogden St. has a classic signal on its pitched metallic roof that reads “Hearth District No. 1.″ Three roll-up doorways, separated by crimson brick, open to a double-height storage with skylights.
Stroll via swinging doorways, painted with flames like a post-WWII scorching rod, and enter the residing house, which features a nice room, kitchen with granite counters and a mudroom with unique wooden lockers.
Then take the steps to the first suite on the second ground. The hearth pole is lengthy gone, however fire-resistant concrete partitions and flooring are in place.
The three,170-square-foot dwelling would work properly for somebody who “lives life outdoors the conventional field,” stated itemizing agent Kama Dersham with Mathew Wray of Keller Williams Realty Portland Central.
She talked about a collector, aerial artist, woodworker or welder.
One proprietor was a sculptor who fired clay and stored her kilns within the sunlit former hearth station.
Dersham additionally envisions a photographer, chef or musician relocating to the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood to get pleasure from “nice eating and purchasing.”
The setting may be a yoga studio, meditation house or a house base for a small enterprise, she added.
Dersham stated her itemizing was additionally of curiosity to eco-conscious dwelling consumers. The present house owners put in vitality environment friendly solar energy, warmth and cooling pumps, and a tankless water heater.
The construction spans the width of the 4,791-square-foot lot. There aren’t any aspect yards, however there are bushes within the entrance and a backyard within the again with a fireplace pit.
After the hearth station was decommissioned and the firefighters moved out, the 1946 constructing was utilized by a limousine service firm and as a shower salts manufacturing facility and flea market. It was transformed into authorized residing quarters about 20 years in the past.
A lot of Portland’s previous hearth homes have been repurposed:
- The 1912 Fire Station No. 17 in Northwest Portland’s Historic Alphabet District was the primary “storefront” kind designed by Battalion Chief Lee Grey Holden. It sheltered 5 horses in stalls behind the engine room with a horse-drawn ladder truck and steam pumper on the bottom ground and a couple of half dozen firefighters upstairs. Immediately, it’s a house. The bunk room with a fire is now a eating room and extra formal sitting space. The house for showers and lockers is now a kitchen with customized cupboards and a Sub-Zero fridge with an ice-box encompass. Read more
- Portland Hearth and Rescue Bureau nonetheless makes use of the station, in-built 1928, at 5707 S.E. 92nd Ave. The surviving 1925 firehouse, constructed at 1920 S.W. Spring St., changed the unique station.
- The 1913 Kenton Firehouse, at 8105 N. Brandon Ave., is owned by town and is an occasion middle with the nonprofit North Portland Tool Library working within the basement.
- The 1913 hearth station at 1425 N.W. Glisan St. housed Touché Restaurant and Bar from 1995 to 2017.
- Hearth Station No. 23, at 1917 S.E. 7th Ave., grew to become Oregon’s first medical marijuana dispensary.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072