Susie Knows: Dolph Park Georgian Colonial

Just Listed! Meet the William A. Haseltine House. This beautiful restoration on the National Register of Historic Places lives large in & out on the central east side of Portland.

This Georgian Colonial has 6 bedrooms and 3 baths on over a quarter acre. Grand, airy spaces throughout 5,900 SF. The heart of the home is the gourmet kitchen with an oversized marble island.

Covered veranda & expansive backyard with a pool where a WWII victory garden once grew. Formal living & dining rooms with built-ins, paneled walls, pocket doors.

Preserved Chinoiserie wallpaper in grand foyer.

Main level bedroom & full bath. Study with hemlock wall paneling.

Sweeping primary suite with balcony overlooking backyard. Spacious bedrooms abound.

Lower level party room. Detached 2-car garage.

Sought-after Dolph Park luxury locale around the corner from the fabulous Grant Park with amenities galore: track, field, tennis courts, playground, dog park, community pool and Grant High!

Being on the National Register of Historic Places, there’s a rich history to this home if you’d like to go on a deep dive. Some of the highlights from the 30+ page document are:

  • Architect Jamieson Parker also did the First Unitarian Church and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Portland as well as the Belmont Library. This home was his last design before his “untimely death.”
  • Parker designed thoughtful touches of functionality into the home like closets with lighting and shelving. The coat closet by the front door has a built-in umbrella holder with a drain hole for water runoff and the opposite closet has a tiny desk top with a drawer for the mail.
  • William A. Haseltine (the home’s namesake resident) was active in Portland civic life in PDX. He ran a hardware company. 1918 graduate of U of Oregon.
  • Haseltine grew a victory garden in the backyard in WWII.
  • In 1947 there was a political cocktail party here which featured then-Republican Oregon senator Wayne Morse. (He later switched to the Democratic party and was vehemently opposed to the Vietnam War.)
  • At one point the home was given to the Society of the Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary in 1974.

This stunning home is located at 3231 NE US Grant Pl Portland, OR 97212

Offered at $1,939,000

Full home details here.

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