Resizing into One Level Homes in Portland Oregon

Resizing into One Level Homes in Portland Oregon

    What is your dream floor plan?  

                 What communities reflect your values ?

 Find Your Perfect One Level Home in Your Preferred Community.

Design Your Own Custom One Level Home & Identify a Trusted Local Architect & Builder Construct it

Summerplace  over 55 community with it all

Wonderful home is bright, open & spacious w/ windows/skylights. A MUST see w/ 2 BR,2 BA & FABULOUS sunroom for entertaining. Gourmet kitchen has new S/S appl., extended storage. New A/C, 96.5% efficient furnace, window coverings, carpet/hardwoods in kitchen/dining rm. HOA: commons, mtg rm, rec center, library, wt room, sauna & pool. Located in cul-de-sac and has lovely landscaping.

Raleigh Hills   great floor plan . easy care yard. close to everything

Wonderful ranch style home in a very quiet part of SW Portland. Close to Washington Sq, freeways  and other shopping yet has a private feel. Clean, bright open floor plan. Vaulted ceilings give a spacious feel. Formal living/dining. Great room island kitchen/family room/breakfast nook. Add a beautiful EZ care yard that has room for entertaining/gardening and you have a place to call home.

Clairemont  over 55 golf course community

This is a A+ and priced to sell. Located  on the very desirable Claremont Golf Course.  New roof in 2007, new carpet, 12 foot ceilings throughout. Two large bedrooms, Master over looking two fairways.  Patio overlooking two fairways, a pond and a private patio off the kitchen. This is a “Must See”. HOA’S $503/person/year. One Time $1,000 transfer fee.

Cedar mill   fabulous greatroom floorplan, close to everything

Large level,  private lot, close-in w/WA CO Schools and taxes.  One-level great room, 3-car garage. All finish specs may be made by purchaser.  Very well-known  and experienced custom builder. Extensive hardwoods & tile floors, granite, SS appliances, front landscaping.  Central Vacuum  pre-plumb, alarm & sound pre-wire. Rare one-level new home in great location!

Tigard   Quality You Can Feel & Just The Right Size!

“The Laurel wood” Cottage Home.  Charming  1-level cottage style home. Boast energy-efficient , stainless steel appliances, 5″ hand scraped hardwoods, vaulted master suite, covered entry, & 2nd bedroom den option. A new definition of luxury, top quality, natural materials, and careful attention to architectural details -

Charboneau  over 55 golf course community

Premier  Fairway Estate Home in Charbonneau. Ideal  active and retirement living home. One level, great room, low maintenance  home, wood floors, very bright, southern exp/ large kitchen with granite, large pantry. This home was rebuilt in 2002. Walk in closet, newly tiled extra large shower.

Resizing into Portland Oregon’s one level homes

Find Your Perfect One Level Home in Your Preferred Community.

Design Your Own Custom One Level Home & Identify a Trusted Local Architect & Builder Construct it

Resizing into One Level Homes in Portland Oregon

Brilliant Once Upon a Time Custom Homes on Oswego’s Uplands Ridge with Views of Forever

The backyard view was a million dollar setting looking out across Oswego Lake and sunrise on Mt Hood. I had forgotten one afternoon a few years ago I was headed up to one of my listings on Glen Eagles and was stopped by an oddly dressed fellow dressed in chaps and a cowboy hat at the Corner of Crest and Wembley Park rd. He turned out to be a friendly hired security guard from LA turning way people who were sneeking in to watch Harrison Ford and Brenda Fraser in ‘Extraordinary Measures’ being shot in a multimillion dollar home on the Uplands Ridge. Lake and MountainView Homes in Lake Oswego

Today there are three new custom homes coming out of the ground in the Oswego Uplands above Iron Mountain. Two capturing variations of that spectacular view overlooking the once boisterous narrow gauge railroad that ran below the Crest of Iron Mountain down across where the Country Club Golf Course is into First Addition and down to the Foundries on the Willamette at George Rodgers Park.. 2200 Crest, is Three Story Custom home, a fusion of Tudor and Traditional styling designed and constructed by a great local grown developer West coast homes solutions , Eugene Labunsky. It will be 3600 sqft with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.

2200 Prestwick is just above the home depicted in ‘Desperate Measures’ and has an even better view. Designed by Leon Miller Price and constructed by Cowan construction llc Mike Cowan another local home Oregon grown builder. This home will be a Craftsman style featuring Pre-finished wood shingles, Classic Stone Masonry with an enormous Wood beamed great room overlooking the Lake and Mtns. It will be 5300 sqft with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.


1780 Ridgecrest rests 14th green overlooking Mt Hood and the Oswego Country Golf Club . This pristine 13,000 lot faces south overlooking the wooded slopes of Iron Mtn Park with Oswego Lake shimmering down below. This home is still being conceived and constructed by local Lake Oswego builder Stoneridge Custom Development . Many of John Tercek’s brilliant Custom Homes have become landmark locations and floor plans featuring the very best of Northwest Architecture and design. Lake and Mountain View Home in Lake Oswego Oregon

Homes and Townhouses in Idyllic in the Alberta Arts District

It might seem like a stretch to compare Alberta Arts today to living to NE Portland lifestyles during the Leave It it to Beaver 50′s. Yet Young parents and little children wearing bike helmets and ice cream smiles seems to cover the sidewalks on recent laid back sunny winter Alberta day . 

New Seasons on 33rd a couple of block up from Alberta could almost qualify as our 2nd residence. Carts with floating gardens of kale, carrots, apples headed to parking in front of the cute small bungaloe homes. 

The brilliant metal sculpture Alberta Arts sign a vision of a fluttering flock of black metal crows settling down on the east side of the street inviting future crowds to the series of last  last thursdays and the Alberta st fair on 8.11 in 12.

Too easy to be lured into Café Vita’s vegetarian and vegan fare by the affordable prices.  The Alberta Rose Theatre once known in many different incarnations as the Alameda Theater, Macedonia Church of God and Victory Outreach Church and the 1st black owned theatre in Portland.

My favorite local nonprofit MESO is housed in the Black United Fund building offering much needed Professional microcredit capacity building for a diverse array of small fledgling local entrepreneurs.

New Ultra modern townhouse units have recently flown off the market. Traditional and Contemporary Skinnies are found on many of the side streets.


The eclectic combination of colorful restored streetcar buildings, Scattered Quansit huts office buildings, new ultra modern mixed buildings seems to invite a frenzy of funk, color and poster totem Poles.

The Siam Society seems to have a bit of magic about the old power station building. Its doesn’t ever seem to open when I am in the neighborhood.

An adorable little boy sitting on his mom’s lap lapping Salt and Straw ice cream watching Bikes streaming on the cross streets of Alberta heading home to Community Recycling. I tasted Salt and Straws spectrum of other worldly flavors, brown ale bacon, pear blue cheese and olive oil my fave.

The La Petite Provence Boulangerie Alberta hot spot is soon to open a branch in Lake Grove.

A wide mix of home styles stretch south and north of Alberta from 15th to 33rd up to Fernwood Park And Concordia College. Expect Infill to pick up this year. Inventory for New and Restored homes in the area in neighborhood is low . Affordable fixers are even more difficult to find.

Why is Such a Big Deal being said about ‘The 2030 Challenge’

Why is  Such a Big Deal being said about ‘The 2030 Challenge’ ?

According to the most recent estimates, the sea level is expected to rise by about 1 meter (3.28 feet) — on average — in the next 100 years.  There have been recent and very clear warnings from the US scientific community that we are perilously close to a climate change tipping point. It is likely we will see a warming of 2 °C to 3 °C this century with a planetary energy imbalance sufficient to melt enough ice to raise sea level by several meters

 More than 50% of all Americans live in and around coastal cities and towns. It is important to understand the point at which sea level rise creates an untenable situation in the US currently dangerously close to this threshold at 383 ppm.  The levels are rising annually by 2ppm and unless we make major changes it is likely to cause catastrophic global consequences with major portions of our major coastal cities underwater.   

 During the last interglacial period, 125,000 years ago, when the earth was this warm, sea level was four to six meters higher than today.

  • Building is a major source of global demand for energy and the materials is associated with produces greenhouse gas.
  •  The Objective is slowing growth rate (ghg)  reversing key climate changes by keeping global average temps below 2c pre industrial levels.

 The  Challenge

 All new building,  development and  major renovations are designed to meet fossil fuel, (ghg) emitting, energy consumption, performance  standards to 60% of region average for building.

 An equal amount of existing building area renovated annually.   

 Fossil fuel reduction standards for all new buildings and major renovations increase

70%  2015       80%  2020    90%  2025   Carbon neutral by 2030


There are targets can be accomplished by implementing innovative sustainable design strategies,  generating on site renewable power and the purchase of 20% maximum renewable energy.

 Buildings  are the problem consuming more energy and are the greatest contributor of climate change

 49% energy produced building sector

77 all electricity produced operate buildings


Health of economy tied to building sector

Building touches every industry from steel, insulation, caulking, mechanicals,, electrical, glass, wood, metals, tile, fabrics and paint. Across all sectors us economy . architecture, planning, design, engineering, banking, development, manufacturing, construction, wholesale, retail distribution.

 Building is in crisis. Foreclosures rise and housing starts plummet. June 2010 2 million construction lost jobs. Commercial Real Estate is feeling the effects .

  Buildings are the Solution!!!

By 2030  75% of the building environment will be either new or renovated.

Next 25 years historic opportunities for Architecture and the Building Community to contributing to avoid dangerous climate changes.

 2030 Challenge Takes Action

  •   Local state and federal government  pass legislation provide incentives ensure all buildings constructed and renovated today.
  •   Architects and designers adopt and implement challenge targets producing high-performance high quality low energy buildings and development
  •    Design schools measures to reduce campus energy consumption insure students graduation programs equipted and design carbon neutral environments

Recent Actions Starting to Make Changes

  •    Government officials meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina voted to improve the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) standard by 30% beyond the 2006 IECC
  •  Adopted proposals offered by the U.S. Department of Energy, New Buildings Institute, AIA and EECC addressed the 30% improvement, laying a strong foundation for future IECC building energy code reductions.
  •     The 50% improvement will meet the next energy reduction target called for by the 2030 Challenge and by legislation passed in the House of Representatives (HR.2454) and in Senate Bills S.1462 and S.3464.

  •  “This is the first step on our way to carbon neutral buildings by 2030,” said Edward Mazria, CEO of Architecture 2030. “The next steps include timely state and local government adoption of the new code and improving the IECC code standard by 50% beyond 2006 IECC in 2015.”

For a list of wonderful NEW GREEN HOMES  Certified by EARTH ADVANTAGE and great resources for remodeling your home to do your thing to contribute to a reduction in GHG email/text my numbers. Wolfgang
   visit the Architecture 2030 and Edward Mazria’s prophetic challenge.


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