The 2014 NW Natural Street of Dreams produced by the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Portland (HBAMP) returns for the 39th consecutive year with five stunning properties offering stellar valley views. The location is in the gated Northern Heights Subdivision of Happy Valley. The show runs daily from July 26 – August 24, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tickets cost $15 dollars with a portion of proceeds benefiting Clackamas Women’s Services.
“We are thrilled to showcase the best in home building in the thriving community of Happy Valley,” said Rachel Trice, vice president, marketing, membership services & events, Home Builders Association of Metro Portland. “Visitors will experience, up close, 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, with one home constructed by BC Custom Construction still available for purchase. Builders Crystalridge Development and Restoration, Westlake Development Group, and Red Hills Construction represented by RE/MAX Real Estate are also ready to break ground on other home sites in the Northern Heights subdivision.
Five Elegant Properties, Four Prominent Local Builders
The NW Natural Street of Dreams homes are designed for quality living that will last for generations. The properties encourage a healthful, Zen-like living style while staying on top of stylish trends including energy efficient natural gas appliances, with many locally sourced products.
“Today’s home buyers want an energy source that’s efficient, convenient and a great value. Natural gas is all three. In fact, customers are paying less for natural gas today than 10 years ago,” said John Frankel, NW Natural marketing manager. “Right now, natural gas can be as much as 60 percent cheaper than electricity or oil to heat your home.”
New Feature: The Street Bistro
Debuting this year, the outdoor living showcase includes a wine-garden style café, entertainment stage, and outdoor kitchen demonstration area. The French-country themed space is beautifully designed, featuring natural stone, composite and wood-alternative decking.
American Spirit by Westlake Development Group, LLC
Themed for a Pacific Northwest coastal look, 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.
- 5,600 square feet
- More than 97 percent of American made products and materials
- High tech Control 4 system to increase energy efficiency
Eclectic Nouveau by Crystalridge Development and Restoration
Timeless yet changeable. Classic yet trendy. Eclectic Nouveau weaves modern styles with a strong traditional foundation. 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.
- 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
Re-discovering 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. Upstairs, the home is completed with three bedrooms including en suite baths, and a game room that looks out directly to Mt. Hood.
- 5,185 square feet
- A showcase for American made fixtures, the home features Kohler products 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 strikes the perfect balance of regional style, function and environmentalism. 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. The recreation room is reminiscent of a hip lounge one might find in Portland’s Pearl District.
- 4,770 square feet
- Features a solar array panels that can provide nearly all of the home’s electrical needs
- Accommodates three generations, with a second master that has private entrance and patio; meets ADA specifications
Ya-Hala by Red Hills Construction
What’s old is new at the Ya-Hala house. 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.
- 4,520 square feet
- Features ArcusStone® mantels creating the look and feel of quarried limestone with remarkable strength and durability
- Sports Court
- Stone Facades
- “Control 4” electronics to monitor systems
- One of the state’s largest solar array panel installations
- Folding patio doors
- Nightclub lighting
- Vehicle charging stations
- 1960’s style vintage wallpaper
Tickets are available online at streetofdreamspdx.com for $15 dollars. The NW Natural Street of Dreams, established in 1976 is the premiere event of the Home Builders Association of Portland Metro and the best attended home showcase in the United States. This year’s event is presented by Standard TV & Appliance and Community Financial/Banner Bank.