Mystery solved! Well, maybe. The whole quest to find the "real" Joseph Angel house has come down to the answer from the designer himself, Mr. Ronald Clanton. He responded to my email yesterday.
And the answer is (drum roll please!) there is no actual Joseph P Angel House. Can you believe it? All this speculation and there is no real Joseph Angel house.
The full name of the house was "The Captain Joseph P. Angel House." Mr. Angel was a real person and the first to ask Victorian Times to build and finish this house for him. He was the franchise owner of the Burger King in North Portland.
The house came from Mr. Clanton's imagination, but was fashioned after two or three old Victorians around the Northwest. He says he finished this house in many ways for many movie stars, inside and out for about $15,000. to $22,000 with all the little details anyone could ask for.
What a nice email he sent me! I am really excited to have been able to chat, at least in email, with him.
I only have one more question which I can't quite figure out. From what I have been told, Clell Boyce was the original owner of Victorian Times and Ronald Clanton bought him out. If the Joseph P Angel House was designed by Ronald Clanton, how is it that some of the ones out there (like mine) are signed by Clell Boyce? Did they work together for a time? I certainly don't mean any disrespect by any of this speculation. I'm pretty sure I am just missing a detail that would clear it all up.
So maybe the mystery is not totally solved. I'm still looking to the Johan Poulsen House for inspiration. But as to getting answers, well, back on the treasure hunt we go!