A few walkable blocks from the booming historic Mississippi district, this brand new cozy cottage offers full amenities and ultimate comfort. Detached from the main residence and nestled within the garden, this getaway offers a full bedroom with queen sized bed, hanging storage space, and portable crib upon request; full bathroom includes tub and small laundry room; full kitchenette with large under-counter refrigerator, cook-top, convection microwave, and dishwasher; convertible living room space with built-in dinette that can function as dining table, work space, sofa, or even an additional queen sized bed (!); flat screen TV with basic cable, dvd player, and internet streaming capability; free high-speed WiFi; and beautiful gas fireplace for efficient heating and ambiance. Close-in easy access to I-5 freeway, #4 bus line, and yellow max line; walking distance to desirable shops, markets, restaurants, bars, parks, and more!
As fate would have it, Sam and Stephanie first met as neighbors in Southeast Portland. Sam, from rural Wisconsin with a degree in film and photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, met Stephanie who was about to embark on a design career in 2003. With a passion for music, architecture, and the arts, the pair sought to create a home for themselves in the dynamic city of Portland. Eager to start their lives together and willing to invest sweat equity, Stephanie and Sam purchased the main house at 705 North Humboldt Street in fixer condition before tying the knot in 2005. After a comprehensive DIY renovation and the birth of their first child in 2010, the ever-optimistic couple embarked on yet another project- employing Harding Construction, they demolished what was an unsalvageable garage to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). Stephanie, with her design background, originally envisioned the building to comfortably accommodate her parents and inlaws. It was only in time that the project intentions expanded to accommodate visitors to the city they had come to love- specifically a short-term vacation rental.
Among many personal touches, this project showcases two of Stephanie's emerging product lines: the Topo Collection for Clayhaus Ceramics (the 3D ceramic wall tile used in the kitchen, fireplace surround, and stair risers), and Archipelago Tile- the patterned cement tile flooring installed throughout the first floor and exterior stoops.
Sam and Stephanie immediately saw the potential for a close-in, convenient location in a rapidly up and coming neighborhood. The flourishing Mississippi District has by far and away surpassed their expectations in the eight years they have called it home.
Welcome to Portland and welcome to 705 1/2 North Humboldt Street! Centrally located, this stunning home away from home offers ultimate comfort in one of our city's most exciting neighborhoods. A few walkable blocks from the booming historic Mississippi District and its vibrant community of shops, markets, restaurants, bars and food carts, our brand new, detached, and professionally designed Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is sure to win your heart! Don't miss Mee Sen for excellent Thai, Mississippi Studios/Bar Bar for a great show and burger, Mississippi Pizza Pub for a slice and salad, and Por Que No for some of Portland's BEST Mexican food! Just blocks from Peninsula Park and the North Portland Rose Garden; moments from MAX train routes and bus lines, the Alberta Arts District, Downtown, and the Pearl District. Whether driving, bicycling, or walking, this central location provides you with convenient travel options to explore our beautiful, lively city!