Renaissance Homes showcases the Vintage Collection

by: SUBMITTED - This Montgomery Four-Square floorplan from Lake Oswego's Renaissance Homes is located in Northeast Portland. The home features a front porch and attached garage.Buying vintage or vintage inspired isn’t what it used to be. Vintage clothing, cars and home decor were once kitschy — today the motif is hip. The same can be said for buying a vintage home.

Thanks to Renaissance Homes of Lake Oswego, purchasing a vintage home no longer means settling for cumbersome floor plans, outdated windows and crumbling foundations. Today, you can purchase a new piece of “old Portland.”

Renaissance Home’s Vintage Collection of custom homes boast interior palettes that combine the latest features coupled with built-ins and era-appropriate designs. These new homes are for sale starting around $400,000 in the Mount Tabor, Alameda, Alberta Arts, Sellwood, Beaumont, Multnomah Village, Burlingame, Eastmoreland and John’s Landing neighborhoods.

“Our homeowners get to enjoy the old Portland style and charm with all of the character of yesteryear, but with the functionality of today’s technologies and energy-efficient practices,” said Renaissance Homes Broker Lee Wells, noting Vintage Collection homes are built on large double lots.

by: SUBMITTED - The homes traditional great room features built-in cupboards, box beam ceilings and natural sunlight.

“Previously, if you wanted a new home, you needed to buy in the suburbs and then drive into the cool restaurants, shops,” said Renaissance Homes Broker Amanda Andruss, noting that the homes are within walking distance to res taurants, shopping and parks. “We have designed these new vintage homes that blend into the existing neighborhoods and provide all the benefits of a new home but in these sought-after neighborhoods where new homes just weren’t an option before.”

The Vintage Collection is also built LEED certified and exceeds Oregon building code standards for newly built homes, said Kelly Asmus, Renaissance Homes director of marketing.

“Our energy efficient homes are posting outstanding energy performance scores and monthly utilities range from $85-$120 for gas and electric, depending upon the size of the home,” Asmus added. “So building green homes not only helps the environment, but it also helps your pocketbook.”

Added features in the collection include: rain screen siding, Polar Blanket insulation, new home warranties, fully landscaped front and backyards with fencing, hardwood floors, granite kitchen counters, period details and more. Homeowners will have the option to select a desired neighborhood, home plan, structural options — finishing the basement or garage configuration — colors, textures and finishes, lighting and appliances packages and more.

“Vintage offers the charm, style and characteristics that people love in old homes, but they are built for today’s modern lifestyle,” Asmus said. “They give homebuyers the feel of old, without the maintenance, costly repairs and trips to Home Depot.”

Interested homeowners must obtain pr-equalification for financing. For more information, visit > SUBMITTED - The Vintage Collections open floorplans allow for easy entertaining.

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