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Property Details: Selby, H.E., Rental
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Property Information
SOLD!
Selby, H.E., Rental
235 NW 31st Street
Corvallis, OR
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Price: $825,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Square Feet: 2,490
Lot Description/Acreage:
0.13 acres
Year Built:
1927
 
Contact Information
Name: Dava Behrens
Agency: Cadwell Realty Group, Inc
Phone: 541-740-3844
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Property History

National Register of Historic Places Description and History:

“Historic Name: Selby, H.E., Rental

Description: This 1.5 story Minimal Traditional has a L-shaped plan on a concrete foundation. The intersecting gable roof is covered with composition shingles, while the house is clad in lap siding. Windows are wood 6/1 double hung, generally in pairs on continuous sills. Colonial features include the eave returns, window shutters and semi-circular gable vent. The front porch railings and the sunroom to the north, with 1/1 windows and exposed curved purlins, are additions.

Landscaping includes sweet gum trees in the landscape strip and a maple in the front yard. Two period garages, one contemporaneous with the house, the other from 1951, are attached at a right angle. They feature gable roof and lap siding, and sit to the rear of the house.

History: In 1926, H.E. Selby purchased this lot and had a residence constructed on the site. There is no evidence, however, that he ever occupied the house. In 1941, Selby sold the property to Frank W. and Margaret Parr, its rental tenants since at least 1940. Mr. Parr was a professor of secondary education at Oregon State College (OSU). After owning for just one year, the Parr's transferred title in 1942 to W.H. and Luella Dreeson, who owned and occupied 249 NW 31st. There is no evidence that the Dreesons ever lived in this house during their nine years as its owners.”

 

 
Property Description

Timeless 1927 College Hill classic effortlessly combines comfort, charm, and character. Meticulously maintained and tastefully updated, this two-story gem with a finished basement offers a total of 2490 square feet. Open concept kitchen and dining. Living room with wood burning fireplace. Two main level bedrooms plus full bath. Potential for dual living or extended stay guests. Charming alcove and Third bedroom upstairs. Two garages (one wired as a shop). Beautifully landscaped. Cleverly designed raised garden beds provide easy access for garden tasks.

• Year Built: 1927
• Gas forced air heat on all levels with additional supplemental heat in the basement
• Extensive storage throughout

Main Level:
• Kitchen: Spacious dining area, stainless appliances, gas range, island, granite counters, display cabinets
• Open floor plan kitchen/dining seamlessly remodeled in 2008 by Deb Kadas
• 2 bedrooms, one currently used as an office/library, with access to the backyard
• 1 bath with tub/shower, vintage-style tile floors
• Living room with wood-burning fireplace and original tile surround
• Extensive use of picture molding
• Wood flooring

Second Floor:
• 1 upper-level bedroom
• Bath with shower, vintage-style tile floors
• Large alcove bonus room (potential 4th bedroom)
• Wood flooring

Basement:
• Guest suite/Family room with a separate entrance for possible dual living or extended stay guests
• Approximately 891 square feet plus 208 unfinished storage
• Kitchenette with sink, counter, refrigerator
• Laundry room
• Family room
• Additional storage
• Carpeted floors
• Shower/tile bathroom floor

Outside:
• Alley access to 2 detached garage buildings - one original wired for use as a shop (approx. 10’ x 20’), one circa 1950s with a modern roll-up door (approx. 14’ x 20’, wired for use as a shop)
• Separately fenced backyard and garden area
• Garden area has cleverly designed raised beds to maximize ease of use
• Lawn and beautiful ornamental plantings
• Underground sprinkler system

Location:
• Sought after College Hill location, minutes from Oregon State University Campus and Downtown Corvallis.

Don't miss the opportunity to own this comfortable and charming College Hill classic.

 


 
Additional Notes

NOTE: 235 NW 31st Street is deemed a contributing property in the College Hill West Historic District. To help protect the unique character and economic value of historic properties and neighborhoods, the City of Corvallis has developed the Historic Preservation Provisions which serve as a guide to property owners for the level of review needed if changes are being considered.

 

Last Updated: July 9, 2024
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