A Dreamy Portland Loft With a Down-to-Earth Past Seeks $5.25M

Once home to a printing press and mechanics garage, this one-of-a-kind loft is a choice example of industrial beauty and adaptive reuse.

Located on the southeast edge of Ladd’s Addition in Portland, the former warehouse space was remodeled by Emerick Architects and Right Angle Construction in 2013 into an airy, two-level residence. High-end materials were specified throughout and local artisans have added numerous custom touches—transforming the raw, 10,880-square-foot space into a refined urban dwelling where every detail has been considered. 

The former printing press and mechanics garage on Division Street in Portland was renovated in 2013 by Emerick Architects. 

The former printing press and mechanics garage on Division Street in Portland was renovated in 2013 by Emerick Architects. 

The building has two separate living spaces with privates entrances, three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a private elevator, steam shower and gym,  indoor parking for two cars, and more than 2000 square feet of flexible space on the ground level. Enormous factory windows and soaring ceilings allow natural light to flood the spaces.

A massive fireplace anchors the main living area, and upstairs, in the penthouse, indoor/outdoor living is made possible thanks to glass doors that lead to a wraparound roof terrace with plantings and a water feature. There’s even a dog-washing station for keeping paws pristine. 

While carefully preserving the original architectural details, the renovation added important seismic upgrades, layers of comfort for today’s lifestyles, and sustainable features such as a solar panels and radiant floor heating.

Scroll through for a look inside.  

A fireplace and glossy flooring in painted Douglas fir define the main living area. 

A fireplace and glossy flooring in painted Douglas fir define the main living area. 

Filled with artisanal touches, the property is being sold fully furnished. 

Filled with artisanal touches, the property is being sold fully furnished. 

The spacious penthouse opens onto a rooftop garden with a water feature.

The spacious penthouse opens onto a rooftop garden with a water feature.

Enormous windows and soaring ceilings define the open-plan living spaces.

Enormous windows and soaring ceilings define the open-plan living spaces.

The industrial kitchen features a gigantic island topped with Carrera marble.

The industrial kitchen features a gigantic island topped with Carrera marble.

The kitchen is decked out in stainless steel and offers plenty of concealed storage. 

The kitchen is decked out in stainless steel and offers plenty of concealed storage. 

Creating a quiet seating area is just one of endless ways the open-plan space can be configured.

Creating a quiet seating area is just one of endless ways the open-plan space can be configured.

When the sliding glass doors are open the line between inside and out dissolves. 

When the sliding glass doors are open the line between inside and out dissolves. 

Smooth concrete pavers line the rooftop garden, a lovely spot for alfresco entertaining. 

Smooth concrete pavers line the rooftop garden, a lovely spot for alfresco entertaining. 

The penthouse bedroom is a serene retreat from the main spaces. 

The penthouse bedroom is a serene retreat from the main spaces. 

A large, walk-in closet helps tame wardrobe chaos. 

A large, walk-in closet helps tame wardrobe chaos. 

In the bathroom, the double utility sink offers industrial charm. 

In the bathroom, the double utility sink offers industrial charm. 

The laundry room features tile flooring and abundant storage options. 

The laundry room features tile flooring and abundant storage options. 

From the penthouse, an elevator takes you down to the main level. 

From the penthouse, an elevator takes you down to the main level. 

The 3,700-square-foot main living space on the ground floor could also serve as a gallery, retail outpost, or an office.

The 3,700-square-foot main living space on the ground floor could also serve as a gallery, retail outpost, or an office.

Exposed Douglas fir planks line the ceiling, providing warm contrast to the stone flooring. 

Exposed Douglas fir planks line the ceiling, providing warm contrast to the stone flooring. 

The main level has its own private entrance. 

The main level has its own private entrance. 

The main kitchen features a striking, curved kitchen island with a black stone countertop. 

The main kitchen features a striking, curved kitchen island with a black stone countertop. 

A highlight of the main-level bedroom is the statement bathtub. 

A highlight of the main-level bedroom is the statement bathtub. 

The main level bathroom channels spa vibes galore. 

The main level bathroom channels spa vibes galore. 

The gym allows for serious workouts in the privacy of your own home. 

The gym allows for serious workouts in the privacy of your own home. 

The two-car garages has loads of extra space for storage. 

The two-car garages has loads of extra space for storage. 

A full solar array on the rooftop makes this offering as sustainable and energy efficient as it is stylish. 

A full solar array on the rooftop makes this offering as sustainable and energy efficient as it is stylish. 

1600 SE Division Street is currently listing for $5,250,000 by Todd Peres and Debbie Thomas of Debbie Thomas Real Estate. 

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