Tag: 9017 NE Hoyt

Homes for Sale at Gracelyn Commons

After two years of development, three properties are for sale in Gracelyn Commons. These detached condominiums offer high-end design with a view of Portland. Once sold, work will continue on the remaining twelve residences planned for this project. The unbuilt houses are available for advanced sale, allowing for customized finishes.

Gracelyn Commons is the new name for the project previously referred to as 9000 Hoyt Street during construction. The three completed buildings comprise phase one of the complex. The developer, Todd Spencer, outlined the phased development in an August interview. A COVID-19 related backlog slowed the formation of a Home Owners Association (HOA) for this development, pushing back the listing dates for the three houses until now. Based on interest in the existing homes, Spencer could begin work on all the other structures immediately.

9023 NE Hoyt Street living room and balcony. Image courtesy Todd Spencer.

Crews constructed houses at the front of the developments first, preventing new homeowners from navigating an active worksite. However, with an accelerated building schedule on the other structures, Spencer explained that most disruptive construction could complete before families move in. “Most houses take two months to close. We could have the building envelope of a lot of the houses done while the closing is going on. So there would not be a lot of construction noise.”

Three completed homes. Image courtesy Todd Spencer.

Within the complex, builders use one of a few different floorplans for constructing the homes. Located at the front of the property, the most compact building on the site has its door leading to NE Hoyt Street. Unlike the other houses, it features only two bedrooms but gains a first-floor bonus room that would work well as a media room or home office. The other residences have three bedrooms and four bathrooms. In those homes, each bedroom has its own attached bathroom. Four of the unbuilt homes are planned as common-wall units, split between two structures. The other houses are freestanding single-family homes.

All houses have an attached single-car garage with an EV Charger hookup prewired. The developer will negotiate the installation of a specific charger based on the buyer’s needs. Every level of each home features nine-foot-tall ceilings. The extra horizontal foot makes the rooms feel spacious and open. Temperature control in the homes comes from Mini Split ductless systems placed throughout the house. They provide cost-effective and environmentally friendly comfort. For added energy efficiency and superior weather protection, a Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) roofing membrane covers the rooftops.

9015 NE Hoyt Street bathroom. Image courtesy Todd Spencer

9015 NE Hoyt Street is the most affordable unit for sale in the development. It is also one of a kind, with no other unit like it at the site. It’s ideal for a small family or a couple who work from home. Having just two bedrooms and 1,051 Square-feet of living space, builders used several space savings techniques to make a highly functional home. The laundry closet accommodates a stackable washer and dryer. Showers and bedrooms are slightly smaller than the other floorplans. However, it still contains most of the high-end finishes utilized in the other buildings. The master bathroom features a standard showerhead with an additional rain-showerhead seen in the other attached bathrooms throughout the development. Tiled shower walls extend past the glass doors to cover the entire wall. A gas range with a microwave vent hood joins a stainless-steel dishwasher in the modern styled kitchen.

9017 NE Hoyt Street Kitchen. Image courtesy Todd Spencer.

9017 NE Hoyt Street and 9023 NE Hoyt Street both share similar layouts. However, the kitchen arrangement and cabinets are the most distinct difference between the two buildings. 9017 incorporates an island and dark woodgrain cabinetry. 9023 uses glossy white cabinets, and instead of an island, a countertop peninsula provides separation from the living room. Off of the living rooms are inset balconies that feature natural gas hookups for grills or outdoor heaters. Ten-foot wide sliding glass walls provide entrance to the outdoor living space, and storage rooms off the side provide offseason storage for deck items. At 1,404 square feet, they have room for side-by-side laundry closets on the top floor and communal closets on each of the three levels.

9023 NE Hoyt Street Kitchen. Image courtesy Todd Spencer.

The quality of these detached condominiums is unique for the area. Montavilla has similar developments with private access roads and a handful of buildings crafted in a modern design style. However, no other location in the neighborhood features the same combination of scenic views and high-end finishes. This location may suit the needs of people moving out of downtown but still wanting to live in the city. It is located close to mass transit and has easy freeway access, making it convenient for commuters. Look for new construction to begin again when the completed houses sell.

9017 NE Hoyt Street Master Suite. Image courtesy Todd Spencer.

To schedule a tour of the houses, contact Nancy Westermeijer by email at nancywestrealtor@gmail.com or phone at 503-689-7056. The properties are available now and viewable within a few hours of the request.

Hoyt Street Subdivision Taking Shape

Construction of the first three buildings at the 9000 Hoyt Street subdivision, is underway. Crews are framing the first of 13 structures that will soon provide 15 new homes. The first houses will be visible from all nearby streets and should draw attention from prospective homebuyers.

The large retaining wall has received a fence installed along its top edge. The retaining wall on this project is the largest in the area. A Fence is a welcomed safety measure but may not be enough to denture people walking along the wall’s edge. As the weather improves, work at the sight should increase. Projects like this often have structures built in a rolling progression, as each trades group moves through the subdivision. The first houses could be ready for sale just as the later houses are reaching completion.


Updated – Text and pictures updated from original version posted June 7th.

9000 Hoyt Street Subdivision

15 new homes are coming to Montavilla in a new subdivision. Only one street back from NE Glisan, this new project by 9000 Hoyt Street LLC and Todd Spencer, is in its early stages. Currently just basic infrastructure and a massive retaining wall are being constructed onsite. This stretch of Hoyt is an unimproved gravel road but soon it will be paved to make way for a the traffic heading to these homes.

The subdivision will have 11 single family homes and and two duplexes. Only one house will have its entryway fronted on Hoyt Street. It is also the only one with a distinct layout. Each house will have a single car garage and stand three stories tall.

The subdivision is comprised of two large lots that were combined in the first half of 2016. 9019 NE Hoyt Street contains a 1928 house and has been carved out of the subdivision’s Southeast corner. The Northwest corner of this block dips down along NE 90th Ave and NE Irving Street. The developers have chosen to place a large retaining wall along this corner to level the subdivision. It creates a interesting appearance along NE Irving Street and highlights the difference in terrain, experience in this part of Montavilla.

The frontmost house on the subdivision has its garage in the back of the first floor, with access from the private road. The entrance from NE Hoyt Street will lead into a first floor family room. Up on the second floor, is a great room, kitchen and 3/4 bathroom. The third floor has a standard bedroom, laundry closet, and the master suite. The master has a walk in closet and a 3/4 ensuite. The person in the standard bedroom has to use the bathroom on the 2nd floor.

The ten other single family houses feature a garage at the front of the first floor. There is s long hallway that leads from the front door to a bedroom in the back of the first floor. It has its own full bathroom attached and a exterior entrance to the backyard through a sliding glass door. The second floor features a kitchen at the front with a great room at its center. The back half of the floor has a 10 foot glass wall with double sliding doors leading to a covered balcony. Off the balcony is a large exterior storage closet. Leading from the kitchen is a step up platform that turns 90 degrees to become the stairs up to the third floor. Off the platform in the other direction is a half bathroom. The third floor contains two more bedrooms and a wide laundry closet. Each bedroom in these houses have there own attached full bathroom. The master bedroom is only differentiated by a walk in closet and two separate sinks and countertops.

Dual duplex buildings provide the remain four houses, of the 15 being built in the subdivision. Each has a single car garage in the front. The front door open up to a small entryway with a door to the garage and stairs up to the second floor. Accessed from the back of the garage is a bedroom with its own attached full bathroom and a walk in closet off the bathroom. The bedroom has access to the backyard through a sliding glass door. The second floor features a kitchen along the back wall and a great room in the center. Along the front of the second floor is a covered balcony with sliding glass door. Similar to the other houses, there is a step up platform that leads to the stairs on one side and a half bath on the other side. The third floor has two bedrooms and a wide laundry closet. Again each bedroom in this house has its own bathroom. However the Master bedroom in the duplexes have showers instead of a tub shower combo. Only the bedroom on the first floor has a walkin closet. The master bedroom is 5 feet longer than the other bedroom on the third floor and is placed at the front of the house.

Several design elements will make these desirable houses. The retaining wall and private road will create a small separate community, only accessible off a dead end section of NE Hoyt Street. Being high off the ground provides good views through the windows along the the North and West. Additional, the architecture has modern influences. The balconies push into the house instead of protruding out. The roof of the duplex units are Skillion and lean-to, while the other buildings use a Skillion roof.

The choice to include a bathroom for every bedroom in all the residences, except for one, is intriguing. It is one of those choices that seem unexpected at first but feel like a great idea when experienced. I suspect this could be a building trent to watch in years to come.