Oregon Style Resort Luxury Custom Houseboat Living

Oregon Style Resort Luxury Houseboat Living

 Be the Captain Your Own Floating Spaceship

roy frontI recently was invited to visit a architect friend/client  brilliant custom houseboat on the Columbia River.

DSC04446 I was familiar with several of his contemporary homes he has constructed over the years , but was astonished at his new project.

 DSC04452Arriving at the a gate that felt like the end of the world and seemed  to go behind the Janzen Beach shopping center leading to a bluff overlooking the slough and a massive platform of approximately 50 houseboats of all shapes and sizes.

DSC04450 Being familiar with form and shape having spent twenty years in a previous career in craft and design this riverfront experience took me back entirely to days  working with internationally acclaimed designers and extreme creativity.

DSC04463DSC04470 Roy has been crafting his spaceship waterfront sculpture abode for 8 years.

 The Haiku symmetry of his  circles on a rectangular platform was more like a floating living piece of geometric artwork  Museum .DSC04458

 One Story Living . Design Your Own Custom Home

 Roy has had a long romance with the simplicity of steel. The  raw functionality of nuts and bolts transforming a geometric symmetry into an almost a living within a robotic futuristic intelligent dwelling. 

DSC04461 Images of waves and silver pass through exquisite looking  glass windows of semi-circles, architectural triangles framed by a horizon of soft green shorelines.

DSC04453 Cold smooth ice burnished Industrial sheet metal, textured quilted wall board and metal grating reflect cool  shimmering watery shadows perfectly harmonizing the extremes of masculine and feminine . 

* Find Your Own Lot & Design Your Custom home

DSC04464 Four humongous geometric light filled  living spaces flow into each other.  The bridge  is  a  huge floating country kitchen area with massive food preparation counters and impressive builtin controls to engage the ship.  The ten forward great room living area has a great circular fireplace with an eye on an expansive  companion waterfront deck.  The upper deck sports a master suite has a builtin circular bed with hidden triangular corner builtins. Overhead are outdoor grates and ladders to scale the balcony and imagined sails towering above.

DSC04450The suite includes an accompanying cavernous multipurpose creative space.

 DSC04474Looking forward to the completion of the floating  Masterpiece and a fitting name.

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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




How long have you been musing about moving into less square footage, into a more manageable floor plan with lovely updated modern amenities?  Looking forward to living with all  your longed for features on one level, surrounded by tons of light and easy to care for surroundings.

Are you ready to re-size your home and simplify your life?

How do I begin?

What are the steps needed to plan a successful a re-size/lifestyle change?

The Place/Location

Where do you really want to live?

Water, mtns, desert

The Dwelling

What kind of home living environment and investment works best for you now. Who are your Seniors Real Estate Specialist Partners   The Valuable resources you need to help you negotiate through this process?

Where do I begin? 

Create a Timeline – 6 months to a Couple of Years

Move backward from the time you walk into the front door your new Abode/Home.

  • It could take up to 180 days to complete the transaction of selling your home.
  •  Find a SRES professional to help you start preparing and dressing your home for sale.
  • Hold a couple of spring summer garage sales, start packing & giving away to family and charities.
  • Finding our place. Start visiting the neighborhoods, the places you have long been considering. .
  •  Find a professional SRES counselor to function as a sounding board to help you visualize the kind of living spaces that suit you best and the places you may want to live at this time of your life?
  • Honestly Plan your Long Term finances
  • Work with your financial planner and an able mortgage broker to create a realistic financial plan to  create your capacity to make changes to resize your home and a simplify your life.



Living in Community Simplify Your Life in a One Level Home

Living in Community Simplify Your Life in a One Level Home

Are you searching for and curious about  ONE LEVEL HOMES/ Great Spaces – New,  Updated or Under Construction in The Portland Oregon Region


Rare custom single level by popular builder pick your colors and finishes. Vaulted,  hand scraped flooring   1 block to bus walk bike to New Seasons or  Lake Grove Village  1475 sqft    

Open great room design, gourmet kitchen master suite, outdoor living space flat level lot walk to river and West Linn shopping . 2750 sqft

One level custom masterpiece with Oswego lake views. Private lovely  neighborhood. Ready fall 2012  2330 sqft

Better than new. One of kind Forest Hills one level with great room styling and high end finishes. 2600 sqft

Explore these One Level Properties and be in the loop with new ONE LEVEL HOMES being planning in our Urban and Suburban Villages throughout the city.


Living in Community Simplify Your Life in a One Level Home

Perfection for Empty Nesters Downsizing into One Levels and Aging in Place Homes.

It has been a long while since our market was deemed a Sellers market. Recently l had the pleasure to facilitate a speedy an lovely transaction of a Custom One Level Home near the West Linn Central Village. And I confirmed  one niche that is definitely in huge demand ‘ custom homes on one level’.

This Aging in Place model is a home designed for all of life’s stages grounded in health and wellness.  Targeting active adults cherishing their health and vitality featuring a custom Universal Design accommodating aging in place.

The features that made this property are an appealing  Architectural Prairie Modern Design with  Leeds Gold amenities. Its location close to a Suburban Village uniquely surrounded by (10) acres of extraordinary pristine forest and river privacy by Burnside Park and Maddox Woods.

The   Modern Elegance and compelling aspects of the functional design are  its spaceship sized Great Room Living Space illuminated by through high galleries of clerestory windows.  Perfect for entertaining and quiet meditative moments beside the Ultra modern gas fireplace.  A huge 15’ wall was designed especially for large art pieces.  Magnificent Custom 8’ doors lead to two private patios’ surrounded by absolutely magnificent  preservation forest, river areas and nurturing Bioswale landscaping.New and Remodeled One Level Homes in the Portland Area

Since we had quite a number of requests to write backup offer I made contacts with a several  brilliant  local builders  I have worked with that have an interest in building Custom Aging in Place one level + homes.  Several of these builders already own lots that may accommodate a one level + footprint. I also

Have deep roots in the city discovering building sites.

If you and yours are planning to downsize and have an interest in exploring creating a custom retirement home that incorporates many of your own special features , please contact me for more information and useful resources.  Wolfgang RE/MAX Equity Group cell/text 503-969-6262 oregonrealestate@hariswolfgang.com.