Street of Dreams 2016...

For a number of years, attending the Street of Dreams near Seattle was a fun thing to do for anyone who loved to look at houses and interior design. Then the recession came and the builders in this area no longer held this event. I was bummed! I always enjoyed walking through the homes, looking at the latest color schemes and finish surfaces. In fact, when we built our own first "dream" home back in 1992, I used several ideas I had seen in Street of Dreams home.

Fast forward a few years and now I am working with a client who is building a large custom home. She had asked me to research and see if there were any Street of Dreams or Parade of Homes near by that we could visit together. The closest one that I could find was in Lake Oswego, Oregon, just outside of Portland. We jumped online and booked a waterfront hotel on Lake Oswego and put the date on our calendars for late August. 

The day arrived for our drive and fortunately, the weather was lovely. We arrived in Lake Oswego shortly after 1 pm and decided to catch a quick lunch before venturing out to see the homes on the tour. 

The view from the balcony in our suite:

We grabbed a quick bite at one of the restaurants with a patio right on the lakefront.

After a short drive, we arrived at the Street of Dreams homes on Pete's Mountain. There are five homes completed, out of a plat of nine home lots, all over an acre. All of the homes overlook a private 23 acre vineyard and the Barrel House, a wine tasting barn. The residents can use the Barrel House for private events. In addition to the vineyard, the homes have a view of beautiful Mt. Hood.

We began at the first home, named Mon Coeur, french for "my heart." This home was presold, and consisted of 8,263 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 3 half baths, in addition to a pool and Carriage House, designed for the couple's aging parents. The home is a combination of Hamptons style and French Farmhouse. I loved the shiplap walls, the Lacanche range in the kitchen, and the outdoor fire pit and seating areas! The Carriage House was very charming...I could live there easily! I'll quit talking now and just let you graze through the photos...not the best since I only had my iphone, although I did snag a few from pinterest.

 Formal Dining...

Formal Dining...

 Kitchen...light and bright! (pinterest)

Kitchen...light and bright! (pinterest)

 Breakfast nook...(pinterest)

Breakfast nook...(pinterest)

 Vignette in the kitchen...

Vignette in the kitchen...

 Cool barn door with blackboard opening to the pantry...

Cool barn door with blackboard opening to the pantry...

 Mud room...

Mud room...

 Living room...(pinterest)

Living room...(pinterest)

 Another view of living room...(pinterest)

Another view of living room...(pinterest)

 The office...love the built in shelves!

The office...love the built in shelves!

 Master bedroom...love the open beams and fireplace! (pinterest)

Master bedroom...love the open beams and fireplace! (pinterest)

 Master bath...

Master bath...

 Master bath tub...four of the five houses had free standing tubs.

Master bath tub...four of the five houses had free standing tubs.

 Master shower...look at all the tile patterns!

Master shower...look at all the tile patterns!

 Master closet with built ins...

Master closet with built ins...

 More built in dresser space in Master closet...

More built in dresser space in Master closet...

 One of the other bedrooms...

One of the other bedrooms...

 Another barn door for the bedroom...

Another barn door for the bedroom...

 Built in dresser...

Built in dresser...

 Bath for the boy's room...

Bath for the boy's room...

 Another bedroom...

Another bedroom...

NOW, we jump to the Carriage house...

 Charming Living Room...

Charming Living Room...

 Delightful kitchen...I loved it!

Delightful kitchen...I loved it!

 The largest of two bedrooms...

The largest of two bedrooms...

The outdoor areas...

 The pool...

The pool...

 Outside deck...

Outside deck...

 Another seating area....(pinterest)

Another seating area....(pinterest)

 Another fire pit, overlooking the vineyard...

Another fire pit, overlooking the vineyard...

AND, finally, the breathtaking view of Mt Hood above the vineyard!

That concludes my little tour of my favorite house at the Street of Dreams! We spent almost 5 hours going through the houses...fun, but exhausting! We ended the evening by having a delicious dinner at a little Italian place in the village of Lake Oswego...so charming!

I'll be back soon with some other photos of Street of Dreams homes...and then a fun little tour of several homes in Leavenworth, WA! Have a wonderful weekend, friends! Warmly, Gracia