HOME FOR SALE– 121 NE 29th Street Corvallis Oregon– $643,000
Stately Williamsburg Colonial Revival home on a coveted inside street in College Hill West Historic neighborhood. 2-owner home exudes vintage charm and character expected of this era; a warm glow of wood floors, light from paned windows, and gracious large rooms. Spacious floor plan includes formal and informal spaces. Main level features living room, kitchen, formal dining, den, and half bath. Updated kitchen with quartz-style solid surface counters, deco tiles, and custom cabinets. Upper level includes three bedrooms, full bath, bonus space, and access to studio (4th bedroom) and full bath, above garage. Lower level has library, family room, and full bath. Lots of built-ins and storage throughout. Extra-large lot has space for garden, entertaining, and more.
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, ±2054 sq. ft.* on .21 acres
1-car attached garage • Year Built: 1939 • Schools: Jefferson Elementary, Linus Pauling Middle, Corvallis High
MLS#731126 • 2017-2018 Taxes: $4916
*Square footage does not include finished basement or studio above garage.
“The original owner, Earl C. Willey, designed and built this Colonial Revival house. He and his wife, Ruby Mary, bought the land and started construction in 1939. Mr. Willey, who taught
mechanical engineering at Oregon State Agricultural College as early as 1934, passed away in the 1960s. Upon the death of Mrs. Willey, the house was sold to its current owners…
This Williamsburg house at 121 NW 29th Street is a sub-type of the Colonial Revival style. Gaining popularity in the 1920s after the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, it is similar to a Cape Cod. Both sub-types are typically 1 or 1 1/2 story, side gabled forms with a symmetrical façade and modest classical ornamentation. Unlike the Cape Cod, the Williamsburg Colonial Revival has dormers which are typically gabled and spaced evenly across the front façade. This particular example is composed of 16-pane fixed windows and three gabled dormers with 6/6 double-hung windows centered around a classical entry surround consisting of pilasters, an entablature, and a swan neck pediment. Its 1 1/2 story, rectangular plan is topped by a side-gabled roof and surfaced with beveled siding. Established plantings include an oak tree to the east and the sweet gum tree which were planted shortly after the neighborhood was platted.”
Source: “OREGON INVENTORY OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY FORM”
(survey is dated 3/25/98 and is believed accurate as of that date)
121 NW 29th 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.