A Family-Run Operation Refreshes a Portland Midcentury, Now Offered at $899K

A Family-Run Operation Refreshes a Portland Midcentury, Now Offered at $899K

By Jenny Xie
A design-minded family team with plentiful carpentry experience gives this 1967 abode a modern update while preserving its midcentury charm.

When family-run, Portland-based Valence Real Estate snatched up the midcentury home at 6767 SE Thorburn Street, it was with the intention of giving the home the update it deserved. "In the space of remodeled, move-in-ready homes, there’s not much with a commitment to high design principles and quality craftsmanship," says Leigh Shelton, who runs the business along with her husband Ben McLeod and his cousin Doug McLeod. "The race to the top in prices seems to be causing a race to the bottom in quality."

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