Built in 1890, this stunning Italianate Victorian has been beautifully restored from top to bottom, inside and out! Prime location in the heart of Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District and situated on an oversized lot complete with a grassy yard & an expansive entertaining area. Long driveway with off street parking for 3+ cars. Exquisite care given to period specific details and craftsmanship; high ceilings, original fir floors, large pocket doors, picture molding and ceiling medallions honor its history. Flexible living options – a perfect primary residence or ideal for investors or multi-generational living (4 beautiful units in total) with newly renovated kitchens & baths, private decks. You will recognize immense pride of ownership from the moment you walk in. This is a rare gem!
The Alexander B. Hamilton House is of historical interest as it was the home of Anna Balch Hamilton, whose father, early Willamette Heights land claimant Danford Balch, shot and killed the man with whom Anna had eloped with. Danford Balch was fated to be the object of Portland’s first legal hanging in 1859.
As a young widow, Anna, then married Alexander Hamilton, a successful paving contractor and they raised ten children in the house on Savier Street, which also happened to be on the same land that Danford Balch had originally claimed. Though somewhat linked to the tragically notorious event in Portland history, the house derives its significance as an excellent and well maintained example of High Victorian Italianate architecture. Built in 1890, it is believed to be one of only two exceptional remaining houses of this type-with a single front bay in the Portland area.
Updated on November 16, 2021 at 9:13 am