Saturday, August 8, 2015

Kendall's Top 3 Homes Not to Miss at the Street of Dreams

The Mid-Century Evolution home features clean lines, open spaces
 and floor-to-ceiling windows at the 40th Annual Street of Dreams.

The 40th annual NW Natural Street of Dreams is expected to draw at least 70,000 people to Lake Oswego in August! As you tour the homes, you will see the finest in traditional, Mid-Century Modern and ultra-modern design from six builders: Brian Schmidt Builder, BC Custom Construction, Cornerstone Construction Services, Pahlisch Homes, Stephens Homes and Westlake Development Group. The homes range from 4,106 square feet to more than 5,730 square feet, and most feature outdoor dining areas; top-of-the-line, energy-efficient appliances; and ceiling-high doors and windows. As you tour the nine high-end homes priced at $2.5 million or more, be sure not to miss Kendall’s Top 3 Picks below! 

#1 - Joie de Vivre (Home #2). Joie de Vivre means “Joy of Life,” and you will certainly find lots of unique features in this home that will bring you joy. First, you can have your morning coffee on the back deck off the master suite while overlooking panoramic vistas. Next, head down to the modern yet warm and comfortable great room. Built for modern living, this home features a one-of-a-kind suspended staircase with lighting and AV systems that integrate seamlessly into the decor. The luxurious kitchen and dining rooms feature three full-wall doors that slide open to an outdoor living space complete with a beautiful fire pit and water feature. The home is also equipped with three linear fireplaces, a built-in bar, two wine refrigerators, a home theater, and an impressive pool table. This home’s a joy!

#2 - Mid-Century Evolution (Home #7). Influenced by the iconic designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, Joseph Eichler, and Portland’s own Robert Rummer, Mid-Century Evolution balances the best of past design styles with the best in current, innovative materials, methods, and technologies. The open flowing interior brings together three separate levels of living, giving the feeling that you are never too far from the rest of the family, yet you can easily find one the the many places to enjoy peace and quiet. The kitchen is a foodie’s dream with a state of the art, Le Cordon Bleu endorsed, Dacor® range. Wrapped around the range are period appropriate hand-crafted cabinets set on legs with quartz countertops. All the cabinets have the signature mid-century look of either resting on legs or floating from the wall. Don’t forget to check out the fun basement with a glassed-in cellar, custom bar, and keg wine on tap. Super cool home!

#3 - The Adeline (Home #9). The Adeline, named after a style of steel casting used in the Lake Oswego Foundry at the turn of the century, is a traditional style home showcasing timeless features. As you enter the grand foyer, a magnificent crystal Schonbek chandelier greets you. The open floor plan includes a living room, family gathering space featuring a 13’ painted box beam ceiling detail. The kitchen is any chef’s dream with all the top appliances. The master bathroom is clad in stunning Rue Pierre marble tile accented by a border of Silver Turkish travertine. Standing across from the glass shower enclosure, on claw-feet, is the Victoria + Albert® Cheshire tub.  This home also features two exterior patios with fireplaces and build-in blue limestone benches perfect for entertaining and taking in the views of beautiful Lake Oswego. A timeless dream home!

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