This mid-century modern home in Portland, Oregon, may look simple on the outside, but the inside is every beer lover’s dream. 3333 NE 135th Avenue not only includes four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a deck, but it also has its own party room – complete with a vintage beer can collection! (See full listing Here,
The collection includes nearly 1,000 cans from a range of breweries. After the realtor held an open house for the multi-level home on Saturday March 26, with cans of beer included in the sale of the estate, the impressive collection became the talk of the neighborhood.
Bill Bailey, Realtor of RE/Max Advantage Group, which listed 3333 NE 135th Ave., told newsweek: “The owner began collecting and going on shows in the early 1980s. It became a huge hobby and a point of conversation with the friends and groups he was involved in.
“Years ago he had an offer to buy them for $3,000, but he didn’t want to part with his collection.
“The family had an estate sale, but the bins didn’t receive the interest they thought they would. I told their three sons that the collection would make a lasting impression on potential buyers and set their family home apart.
“I actually met a couple who traveled through the west side of Portland just to see the house and beer cans were the top of the cake for them.”
Owning a collection may seem like a bizarre hobby to some, but it’s also a profitable one. In a study conducted by UBS Investor Watch, 25 percent of investors considered themselves collectors, with some devoting more than two decades to a single hobby. Although most of these collectors were driven by passion rather than profit, 62 percent of those surveyed claimed they had never sold a single item.
Still, holding onto items whose value may not be visible to others can pay off. Just take a look at this receipt, bought by antique dealer Jacques Kugel in 1959 from French Nouveau Realism artist Yves Klein, which is expected to sell for $551,000 at Sotheby’s. And items like Pokémon cards and sneakers can pay collectors big bucks if they choose to part with them.
The asking price for the 3,294 property is $619,800 and is currently under offer. The beer cans weren’t the only selling point, however. The home hasn’t been remodeled since it was built in 1965 and is well maintained with a marble stone fireplace, terrazzo-tiled entry, and a pool table.
The garden also has its own pool and diving board, and the entire house has been freshly painted with new carpet.