Does a dream home have to be 4000+ sqft and cost a million plus dollars?
This summers Oregon Disney like Destination spot is found in West Linn.
A Revamped yellow school buses bumps along a huge parking lot just east of the Shopping area onto Salamo toward the entrance of the new Street of Dreams ‘The Vineyard’ subdivision in West Linn
1. (7) Dream homes dot a hillside street nestled inside Cascade Summit. The Montauk , Calistoga, Oregon Dream, Da Vinci, Mystic Ridge, Rivendell Manor and 20/20 representing some disappointing conservative unimaginative redos. And a glimpse into the 21st century offering really exciting cutting edge NW Architecture. The leading edge is all about expanding the ultimate potential of the living space of a home. And some of these huge expensive 4000sqft + homes do superbly create multifunctional ways of making outdoor spaces fully livable interior spaces.
Does a dream home have to be 4000+ sqft and cost a million dollars plus ?
For the 99% still in the family or empty nester mode are evolutionary architectural and design features being made available by builders to offer safe, comfortable, sustainable, ethical lifestyles in the Pacific NW . During a huge historically social, environmental and economic time of change?
That cutting edge revolves around light bright Spacious Multi Functional Spaces with natural materials and high quality sustainable features. Many of these huge million dollar Dream homes could function just as well with 30-40% less sqft age. Utilizing many of the tremendously creative features offered:
1/ Oregon Dream home symbolizes the leading edge pushes the limit of integrating huge open spaces incorporating both a luxury traditional stone outdoor patio kitchen barbeque big screen motif adding a totally unique and brilliant side yard intimate Zen quiet hot tub meditative open space courtyard from a kitchen eating area bridging into the side yard.
2/ Mystic Ridges Cliffside Mtn top spaces pushed the limits for a live in kitchen with your grown your own garden. Multi level carved granite counter with a sliding cutting board. Window and Door less openings with fully opening floor to ceiling, window to ceiling features. Unique glass panels for railings
An elevator to make all the levels of the building functional.
Decor zed Mirrored Shower and Soak Tubs
Transforming a large walk in closet to an ultimate functional dressing space. Transforming stairs into a luxurious marble tiled entryway.
Pewter massive bathtub
Yard reflective flaming fire pit sculpture
Realistic hardwood flooring with slate entrance insets
Tongue and groove ceilings of smaller rooms like studies
Perfectly blended rich hardwood and handmade wrought iron railings
Extreme effective use of 100% opening doors and windows to unite outdoor and indoor space into one
Massive chopping boards replacing massive stone counters
Silky Smooth Custom Cement counter tops blended with stone and natural wood
Making brilliant use of a finite backyards using the corners installing a sport court.
Fully Inlaid Opaque Private Windowed Garage Doors
Full Rock garden front and side yards.
Fully recessed walking pantry w/surround counter, food preparation, built in hutches, 2nd refrigerator.
Brilliant kitchen colors and textures with counter and cabinetry surfaces blended in gemstone, granite counters, marble, travertine, corian, natural wood and creamy glazed wrought iron cabinetry.
The ‘Rivendell’ European Manor has a timeless quality. It is slightly smaller per sqft without the guest house. Has a fine tailored feel with both open and multifunctional space with intimate arches, coved, tiled alcoves, ornate beams. The brilliant and functional kitchen layout offers magnificent blended choice of stone, natural wood and tiles. the best textures and hues.
Mystic Ridge is over the top with its see through entry fireplace and wine closet, living room waterfall backdrop, flaming sculpture and kitchen cultivator for growing fresh veggies ++. However, the brilliant open floor plan works beautifully offering a perfect pallet to paint on in any price range.
The Oregon Dream perhaps has the most basic potential as a cutting edge floor plan with all its rustic disappointments. The outdoor in spaces and huge open yet warm spaces, sustainable features ala photovoltaic solar, reclaimed recycled elements. The brilliant use of the usually unused yard spaces. Take the 4770 sqft down to 3250 maintaining these features and you have a prototype home that meets the needs of most of us.
What are yours?