1892 Queen Anne – Portland, OR – $1,100,000

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Added to OHD on 2/14/18 - Last OHD Update: 12/21/18 - 37 Comments
3040 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

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Live/Work in the iconic Portland Landmark- The Poulsen House. Every Portlander recognizes the famous Turret balcony towering over the east side of the Ross Island Bridge. This restored Queen Ann Victorian has recent modern updates making it wrought w/ opportunities for business or personal enjoyment. The lucky owner will enjoy some of the best views in Portland, drool worthy original architectural details & fantastic floor plan.
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Hatch Homes Group, Keller Williams      512-327-3070
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37 Comments on 1892 Queen Anne – Portland, OR – $1,100,000

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9425 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the owner for sharing with us.

    Take a look at the Poulsen House website, linked up top, for many more photos.

    In case you were wondering, yes, this was on the site a while ago. 🙂

  2. Annabelle says: 120 comments

    Anyone know what the brass little round do-hickey thing is on the wall trim?

    • Shawn Cripe says: 24 comments

      If I’m not mistaken, I believe that is a speaking tube – a very cool feature!!

      • RossRoss says: 2314 comments
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        1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
        Emporia, KS

        You are not mistaken.

      • Kyle says: 6 comments

        WOW! Those are rare, I’ve only seen them in movies and never in person, I always remember them from AristoCats when I was a kid and always thought they were so cool.

    • Tricia says: 15 comments

      My grandfather was a Dr and his house had these in them. The night nurse would use it to call him during the night if there was an issue with any of the patients that were there. Very cool. My grandmother used to hide jelly beans in them at Easter time. I can only imagine how many fell down in the tube!!

  3. Andrew Schroeder says: 8 comments

    This house is gorgeous but unfortunately it’s right next to a freeway off-ramp.

    • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9425 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      But not unfortunate if you want to run your business from your home. 🙂

      • brigidbrigid says: 216 comments
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        1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
        Smalltown, OK

        Or sitting on the balcony in the dark of the night watching the lights of the cars, city and water. I get the feels just thinking about it!

    • Jeff Myers says: 68 comments

      Close, but not exactly freeways. It’s on the corner of Grand and Powell Avenues, and there is an onramp from Grand to Powell right in front of the house – separated by a cement barrier. I’ve been in this house and you’d be surprised how insulated it is from the busy streets – and you have an extraordinary view of the river and downtown. Nonetheless, it is a very bust intersection.

      • Seth Prickett says: 3 comments

        Noise canceling windows have been installed around the house, keeping the interior peaceful.

  4. Randy C says: 382 comments

    Love the beautifully carved mantels and that little nook with the leaded, beveled glass windows.

  5. Barbara says: 16 comments

    Glorious home. Love that third floor open porch. What a view.

  6. DreamOn says: 42 comments

    Good Lord, why do I have to be so poor???!!!

  7. BethsterBethster says: 718 comments

    I’m sadly lacking in technical terminology: What would you call that porch in the turret? Whatever it is, that’s my favorite feature. I would go and sit there when it’s raining.

    • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 865 comments
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      1947 Ranch

      I’m with you on that Bethster. Just imagine a glass of cabernet and a lap blanket. Ahhh….

    • Crimson_Roo says: 123 comments

      Yes! Particularly when a storm is rolling in.

    • BethsterBethster says: 718 comments

      Yes! There is something so cozy about being just out of reach of a big rainstorm. And it’s fun if you can watch it approaching. Ahh…I want to be there now….

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4081 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      No particular term Bethster. Balcony. 🙂

      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4467 comments

        I’ve also heard the informal term “Romeo & Juliet” porch used to describe open tower or turret porches. I’ve seen a few of them first hand and almost universally they have panoramic views of the surrounding terrain. They were part of the Medieval romanticism of the Queen Anne style. (as well as occasionally homes built in Romanesque and Shingle Style.

        • BethsterBethster says: 718 comments

          Thanks, guys. John, I haven’t heard that term, Romeo and Juliet porch—but I have seen what they call Juliet balconies on the interiors of homes! I always like the look of those.

  8. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9425 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    People had trouble finding it on the same line as the price/bed/bath/etc. I moved it right underneath the address.

  9. MonChiChiPox says: 223 comments

    This is a jaw dropping house. If I lived there I’d get nothing done. I’d be up in that third floor porch with my music, a ciggy, and a diet coke.

  10. fern benson says: 30 comments

    I wish there were pictures from the house looking out to the surrounding area when it was first built, and before the freeway

  11. fern benson says: 30 comments

    ok, some photos and information………..

  12. Colleen J says: 1272 comments

    This one is dreamy! Don’t wake me up! That peacock wallpaper wow!

  13. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4467 comments

    Nice article by Dan Haneckow; thanks for sharing, Fern. As noted, there was a twin towered Queen Anne (the Inman House) right across from the Poulsen House and it was demolished for no better reason than the fact that it belonged to an architectural order no longer in style in the 20th century. I have a copy of the late Portland author and photographer Lambert Florin’s Victorian West where he wrote that he was saddened by the losses of Portland’s 19th century architectural legacy. But the Poulsen House is still around to provide us with a glimpse of the City’s architectural past. In Florin’s book, I noticed the Egyptian Revival summer cover on one of the mantel’s back in the 1970’s. Nice to see its still there. It’s a small miracle that this house also wasn’t lost to “progress” as so many others were. The legendary C. M. Forbes House was another landmark mansion torn down in 1929 but in sheer opulence, it rivaled any mansion ever built on the West Coast. Former PBS host Bob Villa shares a photo of it under houses that should have never been demolished: https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/16-iconic-american-homes-torn-down-before-their-time-50540/c-m-forbes-mansion-portland-or#.WoXce3xryUk In summary, the Poulsen House is one of the last of its kind and despite its steep (but not for the Portland market) price, it is literally priceless. I hope the next owner continues the meticulous maintenance seen in the mansion’s rooms.

  14. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 865 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    Due to its location John, I’m surprised too that it’s survived. Portland is growing exponentially and I’m afraid many significant properties may end up razed.
    I’ve driven by it and it IS magnificent. When I see homes like this, part of me longs to be in that time, (perhaps in my imagination) a simpler time. The artistic beauty of it is breathtaking.

  15. JimHJimH says: 3822 comments
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    There was an identical house across the street built for Poulsen’s business partner, Robert D. Inman. Rather than building a mirror image, the plan was rotated with the turret facing away from the river. The house was demolished in 1958 for a parking lot. On this blog post, there’s a very early photo of the Inman house (halfway down) which shows original details and a period paint scheme.

  16. Zann says: 503 comments

    I squealed when I saw this one.

    I absolutely love this house. Everything about it. If I could only be filthy rich I would have a real estate portfolio of historic homes. Mainly because I wouldn’t be able to choose just one. I do believe I could be perfectly happy owning this one alone, however.

  17. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 697 comments

    I’m gobsmacked. Such beauty in every room, such preserved craftmanship. Incredible!

  18. Kat says: 6 comments

    Someone please explain the roof of the ….. garage? What is going on in that picture please?

    • DemiDemi says: 22 comments

      I was wondering about the same thing. It doesn’t appear to have a roof.
      Doesn’t really bother me, it’s just curious. I LOVE this house, that balcony porch is just lovely and cozy!

  19. Seth Prickett says: 3 comments

    We are having an open house! Your chance to see this Portland icon. Sunday Feb 25th. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/209319139650021/

  20. MazamaGrammy says: 348 comments

    I used to drive past this house every day on my way back and forth to work in downtown Portland.This house was rescued from demolition by lawyers who restored it and set up their law offices there. It is fabulous and has a commanding view of the Willamette River and city of Portland looking west across the river. It is set up high above the road with a street level garage entrance and is truly “above it all.” The neighborhood is mixed commercial/residential. This location offers great access to the entire Portland city area.


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