5 Homes for Sale in Portland with Huge Lots

When trying to buy a home, you want to pay attention to various elements, like neighborhood safety, school quality, and proximity to amenities. When shopping in the Portland area, you’ll notice that most of the lots are relatively small, measuring at about a tenth of an acre or so.

However, for those who want plenty of space to stretch and relax, there are several hidden gems in the city – you just have to know where to look. Fortunately, we’ve done the searching for you, and compiled this list of the top five Portland homes for sale that have an acre lot (or higher).

#1 – 429 NW Skyline Blvd

If you want acreage, this is the place to be. With over six acres of pristine greenery surrounding the home, you have plenty of room to spread your legs. Whether you want a giant backyard to roam around or you have grand plans for the lot, this property is the largest available in the Portland Metro area. Skyline Blvd is home to some of the most opulent houses in the city, thanks to its quiet streets, giant lot sizes, and gorgeous views. You can’t do much better anywhere else.

Built in 1928, this home still maintains much of its old-fashioned charm. Some areas need a little remodeling, but most of the amenities inside are modern, so you don’t have to live like it’s the Roaring 20’s. There is a pool in the back and a guest house, helping you feel like you’re living on an old-school villa. No matter the time of year, the view of Mount Hood is second-to-none, and it’s all yours. A giant slice of paradise in your backyard.

#2 – 2288 SW Humphrey Park Rd.

While the Skyline property is more than enough space for any family, this home is on a lot that is just over one acre. Part of its appeal is that it gives you a treehouse feel, thanks to its elevated back porch among the trees. With so much greenery surrounding you, it’s hard not to feel inspired.

This home is designed for creative types as it comes complete with an artist’s studio. The studio has decadent views of nature, making it easy to let the energy flow. Don’t worry about having to use it for guests either, as this house has five other bedrooms available.

Another highlight of this home is that it comes with four fireplaces. When the weather gets colder, nothing beats snuggling against a roaring flame. Although Portland isn’t really known for its white winters, when the snow does manage to fall, you and your family will love being inside this house.

#3 – 2909 SW Upper Dr.

Although this structure was built all the way back in 1912, it has been fully renovated to give you all of modern conveniences you want. Appliances and fixtures are new, and the interior design screams 21st century. Because this home is on a full acre lot, there is tons of space for little ones to run around, and you can entertain guests on the spacious wraparound concrete patio.

One of the best things about having a large lot in Portland is that it doesn’t feel empty or lonely. Since there are so many trees and shrubs around, you feel secluded – as if you have a private sanctuary within the city. Even better, because this house is located in the Southwest Hills neighborhood, you’re next to Washington Park, which includes the Oregon Zoo, Rose Garden, and Children’s museum. A perfect spot for families.

#4 – 3533 NE Klickitat St.

Interestingly enough, the Portland homes for sale we’ve seen so far are relatively modest. Although they have substantial square footage and lot space, none of them seem like they are too opulent or decadent. However, if you like the appeal of owning a sizeable mansion-like property, look no further than this villa on NE Klickitat St.

This home is dubbed the “Barnes Mansion,” and it is included on the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1914, you get a sense of regality when looking upon the massive three-story structure. Although it is over 100 years old, much of the mansion is new, so you get the best of both worlds.

Both the landscaping and interior design are immaculate, although you can feel free to add your own spin as you like. Inside, there are some original elements, including vintage wallpaper (lead-free, thankfully), three stunning fireplaces, and antique Honduras mahogany paneling. A feast for the eyes.

#5 – 3133 SW Upper Dr.

Our final stop on our tour of expansive lots is this cottage-style home on Upper Drive. Much of the property is single-story, but there is a second floor, which includes a study and raised patio. Because of its design, this home feels warm and cozy as soon as you come inside.

As with the other Upper Drive property, this home may have been built at the turn of the last century, but you wouldn’t know it. An open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and new kitchen fixtures make it seem like this house was built just a few years ago. However, thanks to its interior styling, it has a nice blend of old-fashioned charm and modern convenience.

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Finding the perfect home doesn’t have to be a struggle. Let us work with you to find the right size, location, and amenities for you and your family. Whether you want a massive lot to play with or something more central to the heart of downtown, we can make it easy to find Portland homes for sale. Call us today at 503-773-0000 to get started on your search.