Lovingly Restored Lake Oswego NW Craftsman One Story Mid-Century

The ‘River Rock House’. The Art of Living Well.

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home great spaces  A Hallmark Builders home lovingly handcrafted w/ nothing spared . NW Craftsman One Story Mid Century Home w/grand open natural spaces. Completely restored & reinvented craftsman quality . A perfect marriage of spacious warm intimate interior rooms & a nurturing private outdoor 1/3 acre sanctuary in Palisades Heights.

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home 7 skylights and 16 casement windowsNothing Spared Features

Entry and Foyer

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home hand builtin furnitureCustom French Doors w/ side lights and custom stained glass inserts designed by seller.

Lovely Slate Floor and  Wood Beam and 1x beveled ceiling with very large skylights

Two Lit Upper Ledge accent areas for collectable display items with  Custom built cherry 8′x8′ lit glass display cabinet with large storage drawers.  Fine Art display wall with custom lighting.

Great Room (23 x 15)

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home Designer Country KitchenMassive solid wood ridge beam and large barge rafters with 2×6 beveled wood ceilings.

Brick and Natural River Rock with large 4’ firebox wood burning fireplace. New slate hearth and gas log starter.  Two hand built matching cherry floor to wall built-in cabinets – one for a TV Display and storage components below. The other one for book display storage and accent lighting.

Beveled wood 3/4 tongue and groove paneling on all walls.  Doorway lintel solid clear wood and matching 6×6′ posts.  2 new skylights

Dining Area (12 x 11)

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home Entertaining Dining RoomDouble French Door out to a an enormous wrap around Patio.  Wall to Wall hand built Cherry and Maple Buffet with china cabinets.   Porcelain chandelier to match wall sconces.

 Kitchen (13 x 11)

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home Gourmet KitchenNew Stainless steel appliances;  Jenn-Air 36″ counter depth refrigerator with freezer bottom. Jenn-Air dishwasher.  36″Italian 5 burner Fratelli-Onofre dual fuel range + electric oven. Jenn-Air microwave hood.

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home Porcelain, Limestone Kitchen Oversized Double Porcelain sink. Instant hot and cold with filtered water. Luxurious Caesar stone Counters.  Lime stone splash w/glass insert accents.Limestone bar-in peninsular cabinets with stain glass accents and accent lighting.

Porcelain tile floor with inline heating and thermostat.KraftMaid Cherry and Maple Cabinets with self closing draws and 4 lazy susans.  Under Cabinet lighting

Master Suite ( 22×17)

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home Master SuiteRadiant Heat Floors throughout w/separate thermo stat.  Double French Door entry .  Built-in headboard nook w/his and her individual down lights and reading lights for king size bed.

Corner gas fireplace with lit picture spot above.Intimate sitting area with a huge bay window and matching side windows.Two large wardrobes.

Large walk-thru closet with access to master bath.Two sono tubes for soft ceiling lite.New Plush carpeting throughout.

Master Bath (three rooms)

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home Master Bath Separate His and Her lav areas. Hers with a built in dressing table.Custom glass tile work and glass block accent windows. Jacuzzi whirlpool bath with large French windows overlooking interior meditative garden area.  Separate WC area w/Toto water jet toilet with heated seat and bidet features.

Powder Room

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home Luxurious Powder Room On glass counter lav with copper spout and faucet.  Custom Mexican Tile counters and splash.  Tile floor with matching splash inserts

Additional Amenities

Laundry Room/ Mud room/ Utility/ 1/2 bath with a sink. All new Custom Jeld-Wenn wood/aluminum clad low e casement windows. All electric updated w/new 200 amp service. New Porcelain wall scones.

All plumbing updated with 2 new water heaters ( 1 gas, 1 electric). Custom French doors. New fir wood interior doors throughout.  Newly refinished oak floors throughout (under carpet two bedrooms).  Abundance of storage space throughout.  All living spaces have new ceiling fans.

Landscaping/Hardscaping

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home 1/3 acreage sanctuary New Attached two car garage. Double doors with extra insulation and automatic smooth quiet openers.  Beautiful Torch down rook- new to match original where needed.River Rock Exterior siding at Entry, Garage and Front Wall.

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Outstanding original Siding 11/4 inch thick cedar and new cedar shingle siding.  All new custom Jeld-Wenn wood/aluminum clad low e casement windows and French doors throughout.  Newly refinished oak floors.

Lake Oswego One Story Craftsman Home circular driveway Magnificent Rock Wall Entrance framing an elegant circular driveway with matching coach side lights .  Fully fenced backyard with 16′x8 Japanese Style Redwood Spa house.

Sprinkler System. All new planting bed areas prepared for new shrubs, hedges.  Bark Dust protecting the entire property. New Aggregate slab patio with reclaimed brick liners and walls. Native River Rock pathways and accent borders.

Tool Shed.  Fenced Refuse area. Blue Heron Boat and Swim Easement.

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Radiant Floors-Kitchen, Master Bath, Grand Foyer. Fabulous Hand Builtin Cherry Furniture Buffet, China Cabs, Bookcases, Custom Stained Glass, Porcelain Flooring, Timberline Style Cathedral Beamed Ceilings, Chic Italian Fratelli 5 burner stove, Glass counters & copper, Gazebo.

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REAL ESTATE is about Change & Life’s Process. Our companions are Time, Patience & the Unexpected.

Part One

REAL ESTATE is about Change & Life’s  Process.  Our companions are Time, Patience & the Unexpected.

Late spring 2012, my seller stated lets sell. And it would be LATE SUMMER or EARLY FALL when we would sell his home.   That would be the right time for him to sell his home.

 

 

Actually this was the 2nd beginning to sell his truly lovingly crafted retreat in the city.

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Surrounded by golf courses

 

 

 

 

 

We started the year before at the same time of the year.  I usually encourage my clients to share their intentions for selling and envision their goals.  John my seller felt ready move into  the next stage of his life in a new location.  We shared all the wonderful places we have visited in our lives and hopes to perhaps live one day.  John  was planning to follow a long held curiosity with the PNW indigenous tribal areas of Oregon and Idaho.  And then  a visit out of the country  to scout out potential  areas for his new life and future home.

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One of his principal hopes was to find the perfect buyers for his masterpiece home. Folks that really appreciated not only his labor of love,  but they themselves had some special connection and brought something to compliment the unique qualities of this property.

Summer 2011 was a slow marketing time in this neighborhood.  However , my seller was undaunted.  and confidently predicted an end of summer that perfect buyer would be attracted.  I eyeballed  each showing for that perfect buyer.  By late summer  John was ready for a break.

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With the winter rains approaching , we had a hot Vietnamese  lunch together and he considered trying to sell himself.  Although in the healing profession,  John  is truly  exceptional person and  is so capable and could do just about anything himself if he applied himself. I didn’t exactly encourage him, but offered help if he needed it.

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REAL ESTATE is about Change & Life’s Process

Part Two

REAL ESTATE is about Change & Life’s Process. Our companions are Time, Patience & the Unexpected.

 

Haris Wolfgang NE Portland Homes Haven for Boaters and GolfersThe new year rolled quickly by and on the anniversary of our first effort and John announced we should renew the listing. He had been out of the country and was motivated to complete the process. And he told me he felt we would have an early September sale. Although I am by nature a romantic, after 24 years in my profession the pragmatist in me has emerged and whenever I hear words like ‘it was meant to be’ I cordially nod my head in agreement.

Haris Wolfgang NE Homes for Sale Haven for Cyclists and Gardeners As a Realtor I enjoy marketing homes that have unique and special qualities. This property is stellar having been painstakingly and lovingly restored board by board into a cherished three story English style cottage. It’s located in a Columbia River Wildlife Sanctuary close to all the amenities of Concordia and Alberta and 12 minutes to downtown.

Haris Wolfgang NE Portland Homes for Sale Country in the City Haven After literally thousands of direct marketing effort to tens of thousands Realtors on every internet site known to humankinds via two custom e flyers, three virtual tours, two you tube video’s, three weekly blogs touting, open houses and Realtor opens suddenly our perfect buyers found us.

Haris Wolfgang NE Portland Homes for Sale Boating ParadiseOh joy! The PERFECT PURCHASER. These potential new owners Larry and Dina saw the endless possibilities of this property. Envisioned uses even the present seller and creator couldn’t imagine. In the eye of the beholder, the qualities of this home where imagined even before the features were completed.

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Ordinarily great care must be taken to make sure both parties do not have substantial contact before all the inspections and contingencies are completed. In this case is was abundantly clear the minute those contingencies were completed the meeting was inevitable. Both parties demonstrated great integrity. And expressly wishing to make the process fair and beneficial for each other. Every element of the process has been extraordinarily cooperative and caring.

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Next Tuesday the PERFECT SELLER is organizing a little party with the neighbors for the PERFECT NEW OWNERS. And we close uncannily close to that prediction two years ago by the end of the summer.

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The Celebration and Union of Perfect Sellers and New Owners

Part three

THE CELEBRATION

NE Portland Haven for Golfers, Boaters, Cyclists and Gardeners

NE Portland Haven for Golfers, Boaters, Cyclists and Gardeners

It’s rare , in our fast paced lives where in our local living places we know few of our neighbors and total strangers become potential friends.

Ne Portland Homes Search Haven for Craftspersons and GardenersOnly a small fraction of the local community (15) people showed up to welcome the new homeowners on Tuesday evening . And celebrating John leaving the local community. An impressive mostly organic potluck spread greeted the visitors in a mostly empty house. The new homeowners brought a couple of dozen folding chairs. We filled the great room , flowed into the kitchen and out onto the patio deck.

Ne Portland Homes Search Country in the City HavenThe relaxed feeling amongst this group reflected the care and respect that surrounds the unusually cordial relationships John has established in his stay in this Columbia East neighborhood. Learning about each others lives and values. Larry and Dina loving accepted the baton that John was passing over to them. His lovely community was becoming theirs.

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Ne Portland Homes Search The Perfect Dish for the Perfect Seller and Buyers

Oh Joy! The Celebration and Union of Perfect Sellers and New Owners

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This summers Oregon Disney like Destination spot is found in West Linn.

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.

Street of Dreams Vineyard Rivendell Manor

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?

Street of Dreams Vineyard Mystic Ridge

Street of Dreams Vineyard Mystic Ridge

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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.

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Street of Dreams Oregon Dream Ultimate Outdoor In Spaces

Street of Dreams Oregon Dream Ultimate Outdoor In Spaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Street of Dreams  Vineyard Outdoors Interior Spaces Galore

Street of Dreams Vineyard Outdoors Interior Spaces Galore

Street of Dreams Vineyard Mystic Ridge indoor Garden Cultivator

 

 

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.

My picks;

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.

Street of Dreams West Linn Vineyard Rivendells Brilliant Country kitchen

Street of Dreams Vineyard Rivendells Brilliant Country kitchen

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.

Street of Dreams West Linn Vineyard indoor out waterfall

Street of Dreams West Linn Vineyard indoor out waterfall

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.

Street of Dreams West Linn Vineyard Oregon Dreams Outdoor In Living Spaces

Street of Dreams West Linn Vineyard Oregon Dreams Outdoor In Living Spaces

What are yours?

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