Homeowners in Portland have remodeled their homes three times in the last decade, but have never had the opportunity to live. Currently he sells it for $ 1.47 million — look inside.

The appearance of the house.

The exterior of the Campbell Residence, built in 1966 by architect Richard Campbell.Jones Media Shop

  • Aaron Cain purchased a four-bedroom home in 2010 on a forested hill in Portland, Oregon.

  • He bought the property with the intention of turning it into a family home.

  • After refurbishing it three times, Cain sells it for $ 1.47 million — he never lived.

He still lived in Shanghai when Aaron Cain bought a four-bedroom home in Portland in 2010. He bid without looking at the house, but intended to move back with his family.

Exterior of the house

The house is on the side of a hill, surrounded by trees and lush greenery.Jones Media Shop

“My old friend, architect Paul McKean, came to see the house for me instead, and he loved it,” Cain told the insider. “He said it was a really special place, so I decided to make an offer without seeing it myself.”

The house was named Campbell Residence after its original owner, local architect Richard A. Campbell. list.. Located on the hillside, this house is located on less than an acre in the Sylvan-Highlands district of Portland, Oregon.

This is the second time the house has been put up for sale. Real estate by design I told the insider. Cain bought a house for $ 672,000 in 2010. Property record show.

Campbell Residence is currently priced at $ 1.47 million market Sylvain-in Highlands.

After 10 years and three refurbishments, Cain has sold his home for $ 1.47 million. Due to his commitment to work, changes in life, and delays, he never had the opportunity to live there.

Campbell Residence

The house is strongly influenced by Japanese design.Jones Media Shop

“For the last few months I’ve been here to answer Zoom’s phone and work. When my wife got infected with COVID, she was isolated here for a few days,” Cain said. “So, while these various things happened, we didn’t actually live in the house.”

After buying the house, Nike executive Cain extended his stay in Shanghai until 2013. Later that year, the company moved him to the Netherlands and he lived with his family until 2018.

“When we returned from the Netherlands, we were planning to live in this house, but the refurbishment timeline was postponed,” he said. “I couldn’t move in, so I decided to buy another house.”

Cain has refurbished a two-story home three times in the last decade of 2011, 2015 and 2018. Various parts of the house were remodeled every time.


The living room has a black steel fireplace.Jones Media Shop

According to Cain, remodeling was primarily focused on home maintenance and modernization.

“Architecturally, nothing has changed from the original design,” he said. “But my previous owner didn’t maintain some basics.”

The first round of refurbishment took place between 2011 and 2013 and was completed by his father, a carpenter.

“He never played the role of a general contractor outside my brother’s house, but he took over the refurbishment, such as water management and repairing some of the rails in the house,” he said. “Since it was built in the 1960s, there was nothing safe. There was only a deck without rails.”

Cain also added a black steel fireplace to the living room and installed a new lighting system according to the list.

The open concept kitchen opposite the fireplace in the living room was renewed in the second phase of the renovation.


kitchen.Jones Media Shop

2015, McKean — Owned training — And while Cain lived in Amsterdam, Cain’s father completed another refurbishment.

“They rebuilt the kitchen and floor, even if they put it in the windows. It was a fairly large project, as it was basically a redone while modernizing the entire upper floor in the spirit of the original house,” Cain said. say.

He added that the old kitchen was almost completely abandoned and his father completed the work of a new carpenter.

In addition to cupboards and countertops, we have installed new appliances such as induction cookers, dishwashers, and electric ovens.

The dining area is by the wall of the window overlooking the surrounding greenery. The sliding door leads to the patio.


On the upper floors of the house, there are floor-to-ceiling glass windows leading to the patio.Jones Media Shop

Both ends of the upper floors are surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. Cain said it was one of his favorite parts of the house.

“There’s something about sitting in a living room with a kitchen and creating such a warm wooden space with glass on both ends,” he said. “It’s a very unique room. I can’t think of another room like I’ve ever seen.”

The final stage of the refurbishment took place between 2018 and 2019, concentrated on the lower floors where all four bedrooms are located.

Master bedroom.

Primary bedroom suite.Jones Media Shop

According to the list, the primary bedroom suite was completely updated during this phase. All original built-in furniture was also manually restored, except for the new floor.

According to Cain, the house has a strong influence on Japanese design, as evidenced by the use of natural materials such as bare wood. The large windows throughout the dwelling obscure the line between the inside and the outside.

The private bathroom, separated from the master bedroom by a bathroom, has been completely refurbished to include a circular bathtub and a shower area with underfloor heating.

Master bathroom.

A bathroom that separates the primary bedroom from the ensuite bathroom.Jones Media Shop

The residence has another bathroom, which, according to the list, is also downstairs.

When it comes to Cain’s favorite place in the house, the Primary Suite is just around the corner.

Master bathroom.

The primary bathroom has a circular bathtub.Jones Media Shop

“There is a small sauna and a shower overlooking the forest. You can spend the weekend in that bedroom and really enjoy it,” Cain said.

The spacious primary bathroom also has sliding doors leading to a private outdoor patio, as listed.

The roof deck has a shelter that was not in the original building design of 1966.

Roof deck.

A roof deck with an additional shelter that reflects the original roof of the house.Jones Media Shop

When the house was built in 1966, according to Liszt, the large roof deck remained completely exposed. However, in 1979, another local architect was asked to add a shelter to the edge of the exposed deck.

The shelter design reflects the original roof of the house.

Roof deck.

Outdoor roof deck.Jones Media Shop

Cain and his family were unable to live in Campbell Residence, but during the three renovations the house was occupied by several different tenants.

According to Cain, the filmmaker and his family rented a house after the first refurbishment. After the filmmaker moved to Brooklyn, Cain’s friends began to stay at home. Until January, when Cain was preparing to sell the property, a recent resident family of four lived in the house.

“I love this house, so it’s very sad that I couldn’t live here,” he said. “When the sun comes out, the birds sing and the doors are open, it feels like you’re in the woods. It’s magically, very quiet and quiet.”

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