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Dream living at 2014 Street of Dreams


Five custom-built homes boast trend-setting designs

The 2014 NW Natural Street of Dreams, produced by the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Portland (HBA), returns for its 39th consecutive year with five custom-built homes in Happy Valley that all boast valley views.

The show, in the gated Northern Heights subdivision, runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Aug. 24. Tickets cost $15, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Clackamas Women’s Services.

“We are thrilled to showcase the best in home building in the thriving community of Happy Valley,” said Rachel Trice, the HBA’s vice president for marketing, membership services and events. “Visitors will experience the cutting-edge designs and technology in home building and interior design that they can apply to their current or future dream home.”

Homes range in price from $900,000 to $1.4 million. Four of the homes have already sold. (The home built by BC Custom Construction is still available for purchase.) Crystalridge Development, Westlake Development Group and Red Hills Construction are ready to break ground on other home sites in the Northern Heights subdivision.

New this year is the Street Bistro, which includes a wine-garden-style café, entertainment stage and outdoor kitchen demonstration area.

This year’s Street of Dreams homes include:

by: SUBMITTED PHOTOS:  - American Spirit by Westlake Development Group, LLC

American Spirit by Westlake Development Group, LLC

The home’s appeal begins at the curb with clean lines and arches, textural siding and stone façades. Inside showcases traditional details that include a weathered wood plank ceiling in the entry that leads to a generous great room.

  • Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths; 5,600 square feet

  • More than 97 percent of the products and materials used were American-made

  • High-tech Control 4 system to increase energy efficiency

    Eclectic Nouveau by Crystalridge Development and Restoration

    Eclectic Nouveau by Crystalridge Development

    Through the use of color, texture, shape and finish, the design incorporates a variety of styles in perfect unison. The interior is clearly planned with the future in mind. The artful combination of materials, such as glass, wood, metal and stone, create an overall eclectic appearance.

  • Five bedrooms, 4.5 baths; 5,310 square feet

  • An elegant great room incorporates curved cabinets and shelves to give the home a beautiful flow

  • La Cantina folding patio doors create a seamless indoor-outdoor experience

    Rediscovering America by BC Custom Construction

    Rediscovering America by BC Custom Construction

    Rediscovering America is also a tribute to the quality materials and products available from U.S. manufacturers and suppliers. The home features double entry doors with high ceilings to accentuate the natural light pouring in through abundant windows.

  • Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths; 5,185 square feet

  • A showcase for American-made fixtures, the home features Kohler products with innovative designs

  • Real stone veneers are an example of environmentally friendly details that add to the home’s natural beauty

    Trillium by Crystalridge Development and Restoration

    Trillium by Crystalridge Development

    Designed for quality living and outdoor entertaining, the home’s highlights include a large backyard filled with native plants, oversized windows to add natural lighting, and stylish, clean lines throughout.

  • Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths; 4,865 square feet

  • Features solar array panels that can provide nearly all of the home’s electrical needs

  • Accommodates three generations, with a second master that has a private entrance and patio; meets ADA specifications

    Ya-Hala by Red Hills Construction

    Ya-Hala by Red Hills Construction

    Builders combine Old World design with a little bit of modern inspiration to create a home with Northwest appeal. Visitors will experience the latest in today’s functionality and smart home features, along with Northwest design elements such as exposed beams, with ample use of stone and rustic stucco.

  • Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths; 4,520 square feet

  • Features ArcusStone® mantels, creating the look and feel of quarried limestone with remarkable strength and durability

  • Sports court

    Hot trends you will see at the Street of Dreams include stone facades, Control 4 electronics to monitor systems, solar panel installations, folding patio doors, nightclub lighting, vehicle charging stations and 1960s vintage wallpaper.

    Tickets are available online at streetofdreamspdx.com.