Photography by Norman Hersom, Drawing by Willow Young, 4th grader.
3820 SE Glenwood · Early Modern
This architecturally significant jewel was designed in the early modern style by nationally renowned architect, Herman Brookman. Brookman, known for his work on the Frank Estate that is now part of Lewis and Clark College, and Temple Beth Israel in Northwest Portland, designed a handful of high impact, affordable and modern houses in Eastmoreland during the 1920’s and 30’s.
Adorable and eclectic, this salmon colored brick house with its hip roof is practically preserved in time – a monument to 1932; the year construction was completed. The eye-catching facade with its wood shuttered panels in a herringbone pattern, diamond panel front door, and semi-circular entrance canopy with a trellis frieze, signal the dazzle that lies beyond the threshold of this 2-bedroom, 1 bath home.
Most of the home’s original features remain intact, including floor-to-ceiling mahogany paneling, as well as the floor-to-ceiling, built-in mahogany fireplace surround. The kitchen has been spared a remodel with original turquoise tile and white cabinetry, and a fully functioning vintage range.
Even the bathroom is just as Brookman intended - generous in size and surrounded in soft pink tile with a large, gem-like window to bring in plenty of filtered light.
Cathedral ceilings and high windows scatter light throughout the house. The home is styled with art deco accents, treasures from nature, and lots of Pendleton Woolen Mill flair in pillows and cushions.
A fluted chimney sits in the center on the roofline - one of the few repairs made over the years. Situated to the east on the 7500 square foot lot, this placement leaves lots of yard space to the west enclosed by a new fence.