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Street of Dreams houses full of cool ideas
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Thank goodness for air conditioning. And other creature comforts.
Those who attending the 2015 NW Natural Street of Dreams during the opening days were grateful the nine elegant homes all had air conditioning as temperatures rose to the century mark. The show continues daily from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. through Aug. 31.
Showcasing a variety of architectural styles including mid-century modern, contemporary, new traditional and classic modern, the properties feature the latest styles and materials for living areas, kitchen and bath design using cutting edge and energy saving products and technologies.
The houses on the tour include:
? The Shaw House by Cornerstone Construction Services: Builders Brian Bohrer and Jeff Bohrer were inspired by the elegance of the Shaw House. The house now provides an unexpected glimpse of the past while being functional for todays family. It measures 5,031-square feet with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths and four garages. It features a wine cellar, theater, state-of-the-art insulation and liquid applied envelope details, integrated gutter system, custom made fascia detail from the original architecture, home automation technology, all Kallista plumbing features.
? Joie de Vivre by Brian Schmidt Builder: This home was designed by Mike Barclay of Mike Barclay Home Design and built by Brian Schmidt of Brian Schmidt Builder. It measures 5,735-square feet, with four bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The full wall windows capture the sweeping territory and Mount Hood views. The house has a custom-made metal staircase for four flights.
? The Atterbury by BC Custom Construction Inc.: Designed by Alan Mascord, Design Associates and built by Bill Winkenbach, BC Custom Construction. The house measures 4,455-square feet with three bedrooms and 4.5 baths. While living in Europe, the homeowner fell in love with different European styles of architecture, which Alan Mascord Design team incorporated into the design. Classic European influences include pillars and arches, and soaring ceilings which accentuate the natural light pouring in through the homes large windows.
? The Highland Couture by Pahlisch Homes: This home measures 4,671-square feet with four bedrooms, three full-baths and two half-baths and features a two-story covered outdoor kitchen separated by folding glass doors for ultimate indoor-outdoor living.
? Sandhill Crane by Westlake Development Group LLC: This house measures 4,828-square feet, with four bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Natural light shines brightly in the open and expansive kitchen, which also features a double island. The home addresses the issue of multi-generations living with a full secondary suite located on the first floor. The centerpiece of the home is a vaulted great room with a contemporary linear gas fireplace.
? Serenity by Westlake Development Group LLC: This home was also designed by Alan Mascord of Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc. and was built by Gerald Rowlett of Westlake Development Group LLC. It measures 4,106-square feet with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths and features a pooja meditation room, outdoor sport court and indoor exercise room and dry sauna plus an outdoor kitchen and upstairs deck fire feature.
? Mid-Century Evolution by Stephens Homes LLC: Designed by Barclay Home Designs and built by Mark Stephens, Stephens Homes LLC. This house measure 5,653-square feet with three bedrooms and 4.5 baths. It features a LumaSteam LED low voltage lighting system, Dacor appliances including the state of the art Discovery dual fuel 48-inch range with iQ controller, wine cellar and wine on tap.
? Pinot Noir by BC Custom Construction: Designed by Barclay Design and built by Bill Winkenbach of BC Custom Construction. This house measures 5,238-square feet with four bedrooms and five baths. The blown in insulation is custom fit to each wall cavity for greater performance and sound deadening. Features Dolby Atmos Theatre, heat recovery ventilator to improve overall air quality within the house.
? The Adeline by Cornerstone Construction Services: Designed by Keith R. Abel Residential Design LLC and built by Brian Bohrer and Jeff Bohrer of Cornerstone Construction Services. This house measures 5,031-square feet with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths and features an open and inviting flow into the living room, which features a 13-foot tall box beam ceiling. Also features state of the art boiler heated radiant floor system throughout the house and high efficiency aluminum clad wood windows, state of the art insulation and liquid applied envelope systems and a 100-percent natural material exterior.
Tickets to the Street of Dreams may be purchased until 7:30 p.m. each evening for $17 general admission. Children age 10 and under are admitted free. Attendees are encouraged to add $1 to the ticket price to support the Home Builders Foundation, which directs the philanthropic activities of the home building community by building and renovating shelter for the homeless and supporting the future of the homebuilding industry by offering mentorship and educational opportunities for youth.
Parking for the show is located at 4000 Kruse Way Place in Lake Oswego on Saturday and Sunday and at 2500 Country Club Road Monday through Friday. Shuttle service from the parking area is provided and shuttle ride time is 5-7 minutes.
For handicap accommodations, call 503-684-1880.
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