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Weird Homes Tour – Portland

The home of Bobby and Marti Brom serves as a rare example of the nearly forgotten Nautical Moderne industrial design. This style acted as a bridge between art deco of the 1920s and mid-century modern. Lucky for us the home’s various homeowners chose to preserve all of it’s wonderful features rather than update!

The technology throughout the house showcases everything cutting edge 1948 General Electric. You fill find a built-in porcelain top-loading dishwasher and a chrome portal exhaust fan set in the kitchen. And don’t miss the Marlite ceiling above Marmoleum flooring below. You will definitely think back to all of those old black -and-white “House of Tomorrow” TV features.

Bobby, a retired Air Force officer, describes himself as a fan and occasional curator of disappearing Americana. Marti, an accomplished interior designer and rockabilly singer, cut her teeth in Portland’s “weird” sister city of Austin, Texas.

The Weird Homes Tour’s self-driving and virtual home tours showcase unique and interesting homes in cities all across the world.  They are highly Instagram and social media worthy and family-friendly events where photos are welcome.

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