Portland, Oregon is full of old homes of all shapes, sizes and styles, and the Eastside neighborhood of Laurelhurst has been considered a microcosm of such homes since its inception in the early 1900’s.  One of the gems of the neighborhood – if not the entire city – is The H. Russell Albee House which sits on a well-forested bluff overlooking the exquisite Laurelhurst Park.

Built in 1912 for then-mayor H. Russell Albee, the home was designed by renowned Portland architect, A.E. Doyle, who designed dozens of the city’s landmark buildings, including the Multnomah County Central Library, the Meier & Frank Building, and the Benson Hotel.

With its wide, symmetrical stance, the home has a prominent Georgian Revival style to it, minus the columns.

The entryway, with its large open staircase, leads to a 2nd floor landing that’s adorned with a huge stained glass window made by the Povey Brothers, one of the premier stained glass companies in the country at the time.


The house is currently listed for sale, so if you’ve got $1.75 million bucks just burning a hole in your pocket, it can all be yours!  Here are some more pictures to whet your appetite…

The rear of the home conceals a second story terrace that overlooks the gardens and the park below.