Friday, July 24, 2015

7 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Landscaper

Finding the right landscaper can add value and beauty to your property. I am happy to recommend excellent Portland landscapers when you are ready to begin your project. Before you begin, find out the 7 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Landscaper!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Best of Lake Oswego Waterfront!

NEW PRICE - $2,395,000
16829 Greenbrier Rd., Lake Oswego, 97034

Stunning Lake Oswego Waterfront!

The beauty of living on the main lake is being able to take advantage of all it has to offer- right out your back door! This home is the epitome of main lake walk- out waterfront living at its finest! No busy waterfront activity splashing onto your dock, no steep hillsides to navigate down to your boat or entertaining space, and no lack of dock space when inviting several friends over on their boats! Built in 1938, this home has had extensive updates in the last 10 years including new windows, new siding, a new roof and a stunning entertaining kitchen. The exterior front and back hardscape and three car garage reflect important modern updates for easy living. There is room for the whole family, or smaller family who love to have guests; 5 true bedrooms, open flowing kitchen, nook & dining room, and nearly all bedrooms with wide water views! The lower level is a kids paradise including a game room w/fplce and walk out to the level yard and lake. The exterior architectural landscape, by Designer Ben Thomas, reflects a keen eye for year round color and outdoor "living rooms" that give a sense of serenity and privacy. This exceptional main lake waterfront home offers three decks, including one exquisite boat house roof top deck that could host a dinner party for 50, and a spacious patio with central fire pit to enjoy cozy mornings and evenings with friends. Come home and enjoy!

Friday, July 3, 2015

The White House - Priceless!

Celebrating Independence Day at the White House

Welcome to this grand mansion in the neo-classical Federal style, with details that echo classical Greek Ionic architecture! The White House was designed by Irish architect, James Hoban, in 1792. His original design was modeled after the Leinster House in Dublin, Ireland and did not include the north and south porticos. After 8 years of construction, John and Abigail Adams moved into the President’s House on November 1, 1800 and lived on the second floor as the first floor housed the servants. During Monroe’s administration, the South Portico was constructed in 1824, and Andrew Jackson oversaw the addition of the North Portico in 1829.

Every president since John Adams has occupied the White House. Today, the White House has 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels! There are also 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators. The president’s offices, also known as the West Wing, includes a unique Oval Office and an underground, state-of-the-art Situation Room. Perfect for working from home! 

The spacious and private grounds provide a buffer from onlookers and feature the lush Kennedy Garden and beautiful Rose Garden. There is also a tennis court, basketball court, putting green, and White House kitchen garden, which includes over 50 kinds of vegetables, as well as berries, herbs, and a beehive! 

The Ground Floor Corridor rooms are now transformed from their early use as service areas, and the State Floor rooms have entertained countless leaders and dignitaries. The White House is truly both the home of the President of the United States his family, and a museum of American history.  From the Grand Staircase to the Oval office, this exceptional home is truly a 10!