Susie Knows Laurelhurst Colonial Revival

Hi Friends!

We are thrilled to present this 1917 Laurelhurst Colonial Revival by renowned Portland architect Emil Schacht. The sellers have lovingly restored this sprawling 4 bed, 3.1 bath over the years adding modern bells + whistles without sacrificing an ounce of period charm. Read on to learn about this historic home in the heart of Laurelhurst just steps to the park + 28th Ave. dining. We hope you enjoy! (Viewings by appointment only.)

Laurelhurst Colonial Revival
This stunning 4 bed, 3.1 bath Emil Schacht Colonial Revival sits atop a raised oversized lot on a rounded corner in historic Laurelhurst. A wraparound stone terrace overlooks fragrant English gardens + boxwood topiary hedge-lined grounds. Welcome home!
Enter into this Green Gables Design restoration through the columned porch + beveled glass to a grand foyer with French doors on either side. Refinished original oak floors abound. A formal dining room with hand-printed Schumacher wallpaper leads to the gourmet kitchen with Currey & Company lighting, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a 6-burner Wolf stove, honed granite counters + island, custom period cabinetry and a wet bar.
Look up as you ascend the staircase to see the massive turn-of-the-century Povey Brothers stained glass insert! This one-of-a-kind piece by the “Tiffany of the Northwest” looks over the circular upper level featuring fir floors + toile wallpaper, a laundry room, full bath and 4 bedrooms including a luxurious master suite with Rocky Mountain Hardware fixtures, basketweave marble floors and dual showerheads in the bright + sunny bath.
4 Bed | 3.1 Bath | 4,844 SF
Built in 1917
MLS# 20098041
3401 NE Couch St.
Portland, OR 97232
Elementary School: Laurelhurst
Middle School: Laurelhurst
High School: Grant
Taxes: $15,748.85 (2019)
  • Refinished original oak hardwood floors
  • Designer lighting
  • Foyer w/ beveled glass + grasscloth wallpaper w/ French doors 
  • Gourmet Kitchen Hand silk screened wallpaper
  • Honed granite counters + island
  • Farmhouse sink
  • 6-burner + griddle Wolf stove
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • Currey & Company lighting
  • Full tile backsplash
  • Inset period cabinetry
  • Wet bar, dining space and storage galore 
  • Formal dining w/ Schumacher hand-printed wallpaper
  • Formal living room w/ oversized wood-burning fireplace 
  • Family room w/ gas fireplace + half bath
  • Exit to fabulous lower terrace outside – the perfect spot for grilling + long summer nights looking out over the tree-lined neighborhood
  • Circular layout around staircase with historic Povey Brothers stained glass insert on the ceiling
  • Original fir floors
  • Master Suite
    • Basketweave marble tile floor
    • Honed granite vanity
    • Dual shower heads (1 rainhead)
    • Rocky Mountain Hardware fixtures
  • 2 Jack-and-Jill bedrooms (one w/ balcony)
  • 4th bedroom
  • Toile wallpaper
  • Laundry room
  • Full bath w/ Pratt + Larson tile design
  • Unfinished + sprawling
  • Exterior entrance offers ADU potential
  • Studio space for projects, storage galore
  • Full bath


  • 2 A/Cs 
  • Wired for sound on Main + Upper + Outdoors
  • Hand-made shutters


  • Mature English gardens (lilac, peonies, French lavender, heirloom climbing rose, birch, hand-trimmed 100-year old boxwood topiary hedges) have been lovingly cared for by a floral designer (the seller)
  • Grand, wrap-around front terrace with spacious lower level Entertainer’s patio
  • 2 car garage
  • Oversized property (almost 3 lots) on hedge-lined rounded corner
When the current sellers purchased the home it had never been updated. It had a wood-burning stove and an icebox. A true time capsule, there were “I Like Ike” buttons strewn about the house along with horseshoes and postcards dated to 1928: “After three days, we reached the beach!” The home was built on apple and pear orchards by the Arata family and their remaining children lived in it to old age. The sellers spent years updating everything from wiring to pipes to taking out the car-sized oil tank in the basement.
The stained glass above the stairwell has quite the history. At turn-of-the-century Portland it belonged in an Arata Brothers wine + liquor shop. Once Prohibition was enacted, the brothers turned to importing olive oil and the Povey glass wound up in their home. Other Schacht-designed homes on the National Register of Historic Places refer to this home as the “Frank G. Arata House.”
This home was the filming location for a 2018 Microsoft commercial.

Neighborhood Highlights

  • Steps to Laurelhurst Market – some of the best steak + seafood in town.
  • Music Millennium  – the oldest record store in the Pacific Northwest!
  • Nearby 28th Ave. is a jam-packed restaurant row. Our favorites are Dove Vivi, Guero, Pambiche, Ken’s Artisan Pizza, Bamboo Sushi and Langbaan. 
  • Laurelhurst Theater is a popular movie destination with popcorn, pizza and pitchers!
  • Steps to the majestic Laurelhurst Park – one of the city’s most gorgeous urban sanctuaries that features concerts in the park, shaded picnic areas, sport courts, an off-leash dog area, sledding hills on snow days and the pristine Firwood Lake populated with turtles, fish and birds (ducklings + goslings abound in spring!)
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Full home details here.

Thanks for reading!

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