Home Tour : London Style

Hi all,

My name is Ivette and I’m guest posting on Candace’s blog today.

She sent me out on assignment yesterday! Where? On a huge, red, London-esque double-decker bus, of course! Yup, at 10 am me and a gaggle of Windemere real estate agents boarded the cherry red bus for a royal real estate tour. Like most places, Lake Oswego is aflutter with talk of the upcoming Royal Wedding, so why not view homes via a Brit approved bus! We sipped mimosas and watched the gorgeous scenery of West Linn, Oregon City and Lake Oswego whizz by.

Our first stop was Candace’s listing…a lovely home in West Linn…click here for the listing info and more pics.

From house to house we traveled, up winding hills and over bridges, laughing at the crazy hair pin turns and gasping as our big red bus careened down hills and narrow passes. The sun finally made an appearance and brightened the experience. Each home offered something different – a beautiful view, a glamorous bathroom, a slice of history. It was a lovely way to spend a few hours and I felt lucky to get the chance to go!

Here’s a little slide show of the tour…

 

Here is a list of the homes we toured with corresponding links…

1. 1494 Skye Parkway, West Linn MLS# 11184239

2. 4145 Horton Rd. West Linn MLS# 11333578

3. 2510 Oregon City Blvd. West Linn MLS# 10075196

4. 812 John Adams St., Oregon City MLS# 11591359

5. 3520 Riverknoll Way, West Linn MLS# 11482902

6. 1956 Cheryl Ct. Lake Oswego MLS# 11437047

7. 2070 Ridge Point Dr. Lake Oswego MLS# 11665122

8. 1196 Fairway Rd. Lake Oswego MLS# 11086534

Go take a peek at these gorgeous homes! Thank you Candace, for sending me on this adventure.

I had a blast!

xo,

p.s. Looks like the bus was spotted around town (it’s kinda hard to miss) and was featured on KATU…see here!

 

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm
Candace Kramer | Category: Community, Real Estate, stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Greenest Building

Hello friends! Hope your week is going well.

So, last month, I had the privilege of viewing a very relevant and thought provoking film titled, “The Greenest Building“, produced by Wagging Tale Productions and directed by architect/film maker, Jane Turville. I viewed the documentary at the beautiful Gerding Theater within the historic Portland Armory building. Synopsis…

“The Greenest Building aims to incite change in the way Americans see their own geographic communities. With a focus on the partnership between the built environment and the natural environment, the film promotes a better understanding of the symbiotic relationship between reuse of buildings and the conservation of natural systems that sustain life.

Here is a little peek from You Tube to check out…

This is the first of the clips from the film…here are the second and third.

It is no longer playing at the Gerding, but fear not, OPB will air it in April. Click here for dates.

I was really impressed with the sustainable projects that were featured! They even highlighted Oregon city (Jane’s home town) and it’s historic downtown district. I was also completely enchanted with the incredible work of Amy Harrington McAuley of Oculus Fine Carpentry. She lovingly restores historic windows and wow, she does some beautiful work!

The mantra Reduce, Reuse, Recycle needs to applied to all our building and construction projects, not just our curbside waste.

Set your DVR’s and don’t miss this compelling film!

 

Posted on March 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm
Candace Kramer | Category: Community, environmental design, stories, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,