Here’s one way to remodel a 1960s house: Portland midcentury dwelling with modern updates is for sale at $2.85 million

The 1960s was all about swank. “Mad Men” executives. Frank Sinatra songs. Pre-dinner beverages that required the invention of cocktail tables.

But over six decades, some of the swagger has disappeared and patio parties may be a faded memory.

Yet, the allure of innovative indoor-outdoor living endures and talented designers know how to tease out the best of the era.

Take, for example, a midcentury dwelling at 1240 S.W. Highland Road in Portland’s West Hills.

Modern updates and new technologies have expanded the see-through features throughout the 3,571 square feet of living space.

Transparent walls don’t just seem to erase the boundaries between inside and out, but, thanks to towering, fold-away glass doors, walls disappear.

The 0.37-acre property is for sale at $2.85 million by MJ Steen of Windermere Realty Trust.

The remodeled house, built in 1969 with a brick exterior, showcases classic features, too. The dining room and family room have beam ceilings and hardwood floors.

The upgraded master suite has a marble bathroom with a soaking tub and shower. There are three more bedrooms and 2.5 more bathrooms.

In addition to two interior fireplaces, there is an outdoor fireplace fronted by a seating area. The landscaped grounds create a secluded, retreat-like setting.

“We have had showing requests from sophisticated urban couples, families wanting to live in this specific neighborhood and older couples wishing to downsize,” says Steen, who put the property up for sale on Aug. 7.

— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072

[email protected] | @janeteastman

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