This Oregon property gives you the perfect opportunity to pretend to be the president you want to see in the Oval Office.
In Portland’s Northeast Quadrangle, a concrete replica of Washington DC’s 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has sat in tribute to the official building for 113 years.
While it may look like a tourist attraction, the less than 10,000-square-foot building is a residential property, and it’s now looking for a new owner.
Originally built in 1911 by lumber baron Robert F. Built for Little, this home may be a copycat, but it’s done with enough panache and quality that it’s been featured on the National Historic Registry.
“The meticulously preserved architectural detail is remarkable,” said Mark Grellum of Cascade Hesson Sotheby’s International Realty, which represents $3 million listing,
Little, Grellam added, relished the quality carpentry and “his love of woodworking remains on full display.”
Highlights of the house’s millwork include “irreplaceable” quarter-sawn oak floors with mahogany inlay, original mahogany casework and never-painted box beam ceilings with crown molding, Mention Global was the first to report,
Other original details include three Venetian glass chandeliers, several murals, gold leaf crown molding, and dentil molding throughout the complex.
The Greek Revival-style residence’s exterior is defined by a red tile roof and six grand Corinthian columns worthy of a president—and an unelected homeowner, of course.
There are nine bedrooms (six on the upper level of the main house and three in the adjacent carriage house), all with ample baths, and three additional powder rooms.
All 12 bathrooms feature Carrera marble stonework and true-to-period plumbing fixtures, which were last restored in 2018.
The main house also has a formal parlor, a grand lobby, a wine cellar, and a walk-in refrigerator—not to mention the manicured gardens surrounding it.
“The home was and remains (inflation-adjusted) the most expensive home ever built in Portland’s Irvington district,” Grellum told the Post.
Looking for a White House replica as close as possible to the real thing?
there is at least one in Virginia,