HOME FOR SALE- 221 NW 31st Street, Corvallis Oregon
Comfortable and charming 1926 Colonial/Tudor Revival style with vintage touches such as cross gabled roof line, gorgeous wood floors, leaded glass windows, built-ins. Renovated kitchen with dual fuel convection oven and stove, and breakfast nook with built-in bench seating and gas fireplace. Main level bedroom and bathroom can be closed off for privacy and is ideal for guests. Vintage baseboard dust bins throughout main level is a non-mechanical central vacuum system. Established landscaping with wildlife habitat certification from National Wildlife Federation. Close to Oregon State University, shopping, and eateries. Minutes from downtown Corvallis.
6 bedrooms, 2 baths, ±2,706 sq. ft. + 1131 sq. ft. of unfinished basement on .17 acres
Schools: Adams Elementary, Linus Pauling Middle, Corvallis High
- Open and bright
- Large windows
- Wood floors
- Wood burning fireplace
- Dual fuel convection oven and stovetop with warming drawer
- Breakfast nook with built-in seating and gas fireplace
- Built-in china hutches flank large window that overlooks backyard
- Easy access to kitchen and backyard
- Located on main level
- Built-in shelves
Private Main Level Bedroom
- Gorgeous wood floors
- Can be closed off, ideal for guests
- Spacious master bedroom
- Attached balcony
- 2 secondary bedrooms
- 2 multi-purpose rooms
- Great for crafts, sewing, play, office, and more.
- Full bath
- Pedestal sink and shower/tub combo
- 1131 sq. ft. not included in 2396 sq. ft.
- Laundry facilities with laundry chute from upstairs
- Vintage bomb shelter is perfect for wine cellar, canning storage, storage pantry, and more
- Access to garden storage space and backyard
- Historic single car with alley access
- Sits on property line and shares wall with neighboring garage
In 1930 “…Francois A. and Violette Gilfillan purchased the house. Mr. Gilfillan was a Professor of Pharmacy at OSC and later served as Dean for the School of Science. He received a B.S. from the OSC School of Pharmacy in 1918 and then served in the Army chemical warfare department before attending Yale and earning a doctoral degree in Chemistry. A year after receiving his doctorate, he accepted a teaching position at OAC and taught pharmaceutical chemistry for three years. He left to teach at the University of Florida, but returned to OAC in 1927 and served as Dean of Science from 1939 to 1962. Gilfillan was also acting president of OSC from 1940 to 1942.
Gilfillan is credited with starting the Oceanography Program at OSC, which has since grown to become a large and important program. In
addition to his work in the sciences, he taught German and was instrumental in the creation of the honors program at the University. Gilfillan was recognized for helping to found the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and for reactivating the Oregon Academy of Science in 1943. He retired from OSU in 1968 and received the University’s Distinguished Service Award. Upon Francois Gilfillan’s death, his obituary in the Corvallis Gazette-Times reported, “Corvallis has lost one of it’s most distinguished residents, one who contributed heavily to his
community, his university and his world.” (4 April 1983).
This 1924 house exhibits the massing, roof lines and windows of the minimalist Tudor Revival style ushered in after World War I. In contrast, its classical entry surround, consisting of pilasters and a swan neck pediment, is typical of the Colonial Revival style, a popular domestic style in the 1920s and 1930s. The wood-shingle clad walls are punctuated by 1/1 double hung and 8/8 lead casement windows with molded trim…”
Source: “OREGON INVENTORY OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY FORM”
(survey is dated 3/25/98 and is believed accurate as of that date)
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.