I love comparing homes that are for sale and in close proximity of one another (probably because I’m a chronic house shopper). I like to consider which is the better deal, which needs more work, which is better priced, etc.
So when I came across these two historic beauties for sale on the same street in Portland, Oregon for virtually the same price, I had to do a comparison.
See what you think…
House #1 (built in 1906)
House#2 (built in 1918)
Have a closer look at house #1….
This home is a traditional late-Victorian style house with a curved wrap-around front porch.
It has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 3,488 square feet of living space.
Look at the original built-in china hutch in the dining room:
The kitchen is small (cozy) but has tons of character AND a “servant’s” staircase…
Beautiful leaded glass windows in the stairwell…
And look at this cute little vintage sink on the third floor…
So sweet! This was probably the servant’s quarters.
This home is located on a huge double lot (.17 acres) and has a 2-car garage as well as an unfinished basement.
Hey, it’s extra storage space and this basement is not nearly as dark and dirty as the dungeon pit in my old house!
For the complete listing on this 1906 Victorian home in Portland, see here.
And now have a look at what house #2 has to offer….
This home is an American foursquare style house with craftsman elements such as the thick, boxy porch columns.
Love the teal-green fireplace tiles in the living room!
This home has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 3,081 square feet.
The vintage light fixtures in the bedrooms are adorable!
The lot size is .11 acres and the home also has a 2-car garage and a full, finished basement.
That’s some basement! (I don’t even think that TV and stand are real… looks like one of those fakies at a furniture store!)
Outside in the backyard…
Not huge, but very nice.
For the complete listing on this 1916 craftsman foursquare home, see here.
It’s definitely a toss-up in my opinion. Both homes are gorgeous, impeccably well-kept, and probably worth every penny the sellers are asking. But the abundance of charm and character in house #1 (the Victorian) probably edges out house #2 (American foursquare).
Then again, the finished basement in the foursquare home is amazing, while the unfinished basement in the Victorian leaves some room for improvement…. Heck, I can’t decide.
What do you think?
Do you have a favorite?
Having fun with this house-on-the-same-street comparison thing?
Check out this post I did about two Victorian cottages for sale on the same street in Colorado.