Builder Bob Rummer built Eichler-esque homes in Portland during the 1960′s and 70′s after his wife Phyllis toured Eichler’s Rancho San Miguel subdivision in Walnut Creek California in 1959. Rummer built up to 750 of these mid century modern homes in and around Portland Oregon, and they have had a cult like following for some time. Some of the floor plans include atriums that bring the outdoors in and according to multiple owners, that is one of the most treasured feature of their Rummers*. Other features of a Rummer are: large windows to connect you to the outdoors as much as possible, post and beam vaulted ceilings originally painted with Rodda’s Oxford Brown, gally kitchen’s with Thermadore stainless ovens and cooktops, and radiant heat floors.
If you are in the market for a Rummer be prepared to spend $20k – $30k more than comparable homes that are not Rummer’s design. They are highly sought after (especially after the Dwell magazine feature) and are very limited.
*not all Rummer plans have atriums
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For a list of all of the Rummer homes for sale in the Portland area visit the Rummer page where I will update listings as they hit market.
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