Street of Dreams 2016 recap...

As I promised in my last post on the Street of Dreams in Lake Oswego, OR, I want to share with you a few more photos (ok, maybe more than a few!), of the other homes on the tour. The French farmhouse I shared previously was definitely my favorite, but there were things I loved in some of the other homes as well. 

One of the things I paid attention to, thinking of my client's future home, was light fixtures. Here are a few of my favorites:

 This was in a loft space...loved the natural edge seating bar too.

This was in a loft space...loved the natural edge seating bar too.

 A simple chandelier in an entry...

A simple chandelier in an entry...

 Loved the elongated lantern style fixture as well as the pendant light...and the rough beams on ceiling.

Loved the elongated lantern style fixture as well as the pendant light...and the rough beams on ceiling.

 The ceiling fixture was fun, and I liked the side pendants over the vanity.

The ceiling fixture was fun, and I liked the side pendants over the vanity.

I'm just going to show you a few other rooms I liked from various houses...

 Unique wall treatment...

Unique wall treatment...

 Fun shower for a lover of stripes like me...

Fun shower for a lover of stripes like me...

 Interesting backsplash...

Interesting backsplash...

 Another gorgeous "outdoor" living area...

Another gorgeous "outdoor" living area...

The stone barn featured at the top of this post came with the last house on the tour, a home with a Tuscan theme. The doors opened to a lovely courtyard. Can't you just picture entertaining in that space? This was the other home that was presold, to a couple with a handful of married children and a number of grandchildren. The home was open and spacious and had such a warm feeling! Wait until you see the pool at the end...hours of fun for those grandkids!

 The house is named "La Dolce Vita"...( photo source Oregon Live )

The house is named "La Dolce Vita"...(photo source Oregon Live)

 Charming walkway from the garages and stone barn to the house...(Photo source Oregon Live)

Charming walkway from the garages and stone barn to the house...(Photo source Oregon Live)

 Beautiful front door and stone work...(Photo from Oregon Live)

Beautiful front door and stone work...(Photo from Oregon Live)

 Love the open beam ceiling...(photo from Oregon Live)

Love the open beam ceiling...(photo from Oregon Live)

 The kitchen and breakfast nook...(photo from Oregon Live)

The kitchen and breakfast nook...(photo from Oregon Live)

 The Master bath...(Photo from Oregon Live)

The Master bath...(Photo from Oregon Live)

 Master bath...(Photo from Oregon Live)

Master bath...(Photo from Oregon Live)

 This is a "crafts" room for all you DIY"rs to drool over...(Photo from Oregon Live)

This is a "crafts" room for all you DIY"rs to drool over...(Photo from Oregon Live)

 One of the fun bedrooms...(Photo from Oregon Live)

One of the fun bedrooms...(Photo from Oregon Live)

 The amazing infinity pool with a concrete slide to the left...(Photo source Oregon Live)

The amazing infinity pool with a concrete slide to the left...(Photo source Oregon Live)

 Another look showing the hot tub and the pool...(Photo source Oregon Live)

Another look showing the hot tub and the pool...(Photo source Oregon Live)

That concludes my little tour of the Street of Dreams 2016 in Lake Oswego, OR. The design features that I noticed are trending in custom homes are: outdoor kitchens and entertaining spaces; free standing tubs in the master baths along with a two person walk in shower; smaller master bedrooms but larger dressing rooms/closet spaces; open concept kitchens with large eating bar; sliding "barn" doors in place of a swing door; a powder room on each floor; and wood look tile in bathrooms. 

Following our stay at the charming lakeside inn, my client and I went for a walk in the morning around part of Lake Oswego. We met a lovely lady out walking her dog who actually invited us to walk through her yard so we could get closer to the lake and look around. Thank you, Marta!

And then we ended our walk at the Saint Honore french bakery. I ordered my favorite things...a cappuccino and almond croissant, of course!  Perfect end to a wonderful trip! 

So glad to see the sun come back out today here in Lake Stevens! Happy Wednesday! Warmly, Gracia