Dekum Charles Open House Invitation

August 12, 2017

At long last, the first new adaptive reuse conversion of a single family home into a fourplex in Portland is ready for the market!

It is with the greatest pleasure that we extend this invitation to you to this open house that has been two and a half years in the making… If you’ve wondered why you haven’t seen me much recently, this is part of the reason!


The Dekum Charles
6817 NE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97211

August 12-13, 2017
Saturday, 12-5pm
Sunday, 1-4pm

Featuring work from local artists and artisans, each of these stunning beauties represents something rarely seen on the market in Portland: a San Francisco-style Victorian flat, each one a unique home that you won’t want to miss this opportunity to check out in person!

 As Portland continues to endeavor to re-write its single-family zoning code as a part of the Residential Infill Project, the Dekum Charles represents a shining example of what the code could be re-written to allow in single family zones. Come and see for yourself exactly what we should be able to see more of, across the city!
With a separate bicycle garage for dry, secure storage of your steed, plus guest bicycle parking, and permaculture-inspired landscaping that will grow into an oasis within the city, this is truly something you will not want to miss. Could it be a prototype for the future you would like to see in Portland?
Garlynn G. Woodsong
Woodsong Property Renovation Partners, LLC
*Investing in Communities*
CCB#: 210830
OR RE License #: 201214922
Better Homes & Gardens Realty Partners

Introducing the ‘Green Rehab’: Bringing Old Homes Up To New Standards

Initial Focus on Portland’s Inner Neighborhoods

A recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek (For ‘Eco Flippers,’ There’s Green in Foreclosed Homes) highlighted a part of our business model: taking distressed properties, and performing what we call a ‘Green Rehab’ on them. The scope of work includes not just bringing the fit and finish of the house up to modern standards, but also doing work to make the house more energy- and water-efficient, before making it available on the market for the next generation of residents. The benefits for future residents include lower energy and water bills, and the ability to live in a house that has all the amenities of new construction, but with the character that comes with an older structure.

Indeed, operating as we do in the heart of Portland, Oregon, we tend to focus on properties that are between 70 and 140 years old. Most of Portland’s central city was built during the streetcar era (1890s to the 1940s), during which time the City already had 300,000 people. That represents a lot of now-historic properties, most of which are still around, but many of which may be in need of updates to bring them up to 21st-century standards, especially with regards to energy and water efficiency. We see this as a good business opportunity.