Beautiful Lodge Style Homes for Sale in Central Oregon

Whether you’re looking for a cabin or something a little larger, lodge style homes provide an outdoor rustic feel. Buying a lodge style home in Central Oregon will really give you the ultimate experience, both inside and out, as Oregon’s high desert and Cascade Mountains offer an abundance of outdoor and recreational activities. Here are a few beautiful residences for sale in Central Oregon that have a lodge style feel for you and your family.

Crosswater Golf Club Custom Home

When entering this custom home, you will be welcomed by beautiful wood beams, a freestanding staircase, a large handcrafted fireplace, and a wonderful flow into the kitchen. The master suite is located on the main floor, along with a full office and views of the golf course. This lodge style home is located in a gated community and provides beautiful design elements and craftsmanship inside and out.
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NW Style Home with Mountain Views

With beautiful Cascade Mountain views, this 4 bedroom home is located in Awbrey Butte neighborhood in Bend and has many luxurious elements to enjoy. Outside is nicely landscaped with paver walkways and a heated driveway to make the winter days a little easier to manage. Featured out back is a large cedar deck, covered outdoor kitchen, and a hot tub off the master suite with those million dollar views. Inside you will find exposed beams throughout the home, gorgeous wood finishes, an open layout on the main level, fireplace, and so much more!
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Elegant Lodge Style Home in Sunriver

This is where lodge style meets the modern resort elegance that Sunriver offers. You will be in awe of the large handcrafted stone fireplace in the great room, the vaulted ceilings with open beams, and beautiful cedar ceilings. This home is full of large windows bringing in lots of natural light, wood floors, and a beautifully finished kitchen with granite countertops. Other features include 6 bedrooms, a bonus room, a 3 car garage to provide space for your cars and toys, and a private upper deck off of the master suite.
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Peaceful Location with Acreage

This elegant lodge style home is full of top of the line finishes and detailed craftsmanship. You will find large windows and beautiful wood accents throughout the entire home and a gourmet kitchen with 270 degree views. Features include a surround sound media room, a stunning office, 4 bedrooms, 5 acres, custom iron rails, a separate workshop outside, and so much more!
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Stunning Central Oregon Setting

Come enjoy the peaceful setting and impeccable views in this 7 bedroom home in Bend. Features include a grand entrance with a double stone fireplace, a wonderful open feel, hickory and bamboo floors, a par 3 golf course, main floor master suite with its own laundry room, Crestron smart system throughout the home, theater room, elevator, fitness room, 5 separate guest suites, ballroom, sauna, and much more!
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NW Lodge Style Home in Sunriver

Surrounded with foliage and rustic elements, this beautiful 3 bedroom townhome is located in Sunriver and features two beautiful stone fireplaces, wood finishes in every room, a large garage, and much more! Enjoy the cool Oregon afternoons on your back patio or in your private hot tub.
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The Art of Restoration: Deb Spicer Brings Works of Art Back to Life

The owner of Eastlake Framing in Bend finds her true passion in bringing works of art back to life. Written by Kim Cooper Findling
When Deb Spicer was a little girl growing up in Eugene, she and her twin sister liked to play the game of art gallery. Deborah and Annalea would spend a day creating works of art, and then display them for sale in a room of their house. One sister would act as the store owner and art seller, and the other the interested art buyer and collector.
“Those were the early days of both my passion for art and my entrepreneurial spirit,” said Spicer, who today owns Eastlake Framing in Bend, where she specializes as an art restorer.
True to those early childhood inclinations, art and business became the dual defining factors in Spicer’s career trajectory. At the age of 22, she became a business owner, opening a photo processing shop in Wagner Mall in Bend. The era was the early 1990s; digital photography was a technology of the future and photographers both pro and amateur had to mostly just accept the images they’d captured on film.
But Spicer, a self-admitted perfectionist, wasn’t content to take the prints she made as final. “I became interested in photo retouching,” she said. She traveled to Florida to study the practice, and soon had earned photo-retouching accounts all over the country. “I spent my days air-brushing out power lines in the sky or touching up negatives of pimply kids,” she recalled with a laugh.
Spicer ran that shop, which she called Sudden Developments, for a decade. When photography went digital, she changed directions and opened an art framing business. But the detail- driven love of hunching over an image and making it perfect lingered in her blood. Soon, she found herself a student once more, this time in oil painting restoration.
Art restoration has been around as long as art has needed restoring. In the United States today, conservators earn their chops via a master’s degree, on the job training or both. Many go to work for big museums or institutions. Spicer wasn’t interested in upending her life or moving to an urban area, so she dove straight into practical learning. “I traveled to California and apprenticed in the restoration of frames and old paintings with an elderly woman who was an expert restorer,” said Spicer.
Spicer spent a few months as an apprentice, feeling that she’d found her true calling. “Even as a child, I would get so upset when an old building was torn down,” she said. “I’m passionate about saving old things, no matter what they are. Learning restoration felt very natural and normal to me.”
Today, Eastlake Framing remains Spicer’s bread and butter, but her side gig as an art restorer is her passion. “I just love it,” she said. “Working on client’s family heirlooms, seeing a painting come to life, getting things just right—it’s very personal, and very fulfilling.”

Back to Life

Art restoration is a little bit science, a little bit magic. For the would-be restorer, artistic talent is a valuable asset, but equally helpful are understandings of chemistry, history and even anthropology. So is openness to risk and the unknown. Each piece arrives on Spicer’s table with a dose of mystery. “I never know quite what I’m getting into,” she said.
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First of all, Spicer must attempt to determine what has happened to the painting since it was created. Most of the artworks are old, and have been moved around and stored who-knows-where over decades. “The life list of what a piece was exposed to can be lengthy,” said Spicer. Cigarette smoke is a big culprit, but oil, dirt, dust, heat, cold, humidity, insects and sunlight can damage art, too.
Wearing a ventilator and rubber gloves, Spicer sets to work on each restoration using Q-tips and a cache of twenty chemicals. She begins by testing the very edge of the painting, delicately: “I try to figure out what I need. It’s a very meticulous, slow and careful process.”
The next mystery is the task of figuring out what sort of paints are on the canvas. Usually there is a varnish to remove, and then a series of tests to determine the paint composition. “I never know,” said Spicer. “It depends on what the artist had on hand, the time period of the painting, the region in which it was created.” Each layer signifies a detail the painting’s owners—let alone Spicer—may not have.
Once she’s determined the nature of the paint, Spicer can begin the painstaking process of matching colors and touching up damage. Finally, a layer of varnish protects the restoration work.
Spicer works on art restoration from her home studio instead of from the framing shop. At home, a huge picture window offers natural light, and she’s less likely to be interrupted. “It’s a very cautious process that requires utter concentration,” she explained.
Despite the focus required, and the fact that Spicer restores art in addition to her many hours working at the framing gallery, it’s common for her to dive into a piece first thing in the morning and work all day. She becomes completely engulfed in the process and often loses track of time. “I’m a perfectionist,” she laughed. “This satisfies some weird need in me.”

The Human Connection

The process of art restoration suits Spicer’s temperament, but the relationships she builds with clients are just as rewarding. Works of art come to Spicer by word of mouth, as she doesn’t do any advertising.
“You never know what will wander in the door,” she said. “I take whatever falls in my lap.”
Spicer estimates that she restores about fifty pieces a year and, as far as she knows, she’s the only person doing art restoration in Central Oregon. Her rates depend on how much time she will spend, and vary from as little as $50 for a simple repair to more than $1,000 for complicated fixes on larger works.
The works themselves are typically not valuable in the financial sense, but are usually very meaningful to the owner as sentimental or family-linked possessions. It’s not unusual, Spicer said, for clients to display emotion as they communicate the story of a painting, passing it over the counter and into to her care.
“What they ask me to do, working on objects with such sentimental value, it means a lot to me that they trust me,” said Spicer, adding that she herself is a “big mushball” about saving family heirlooms. “When we reconnect later—when they see the finished product—I get to see the joy, excitement, amazement and appreciation in their eyes. It’s very rewarding.”
Vickee Schons is one person who has passed a family heirloom across the counter to Spicer. When Schons’ mother-in-law passed away, she inherited a painting that had been made by her mother- in-law’s uncle. “It is a classic desert scene, a beautiful painting,” said Schons. “It’s not overly sophisticated, but it’s very dear to me.” The painting, she added, was never cared for. “It had years of wear.”
Spicer approached the project carefully and methodically. “Deb worked to get smoke and junk off of the canvas,” said Schons. “She took care and time to work between the branches of the tree, to not compromise softness and not allow the imagery to become smudgy.” The painting now hangs in Schons’ Tetherow condominium. “The differentiation in coloration is amazing,” she said. “My family was so tickled.”
Tom Ryder came into possession of a very large painting, made by his grandmother in the late 1800s, of Rooster Rock in the Columbia River Gorge. “It’s an accurate portrayal of the time before the dams went in on the Columbia,” said Ryder. “You can even see canoes on the water.”
The painting, which Ryder said had been “tucked away in attics here and there over years,” was dirty and the ornate, gold frame had been significantly damaged. Spicer restored the canvas and repaired chunks that had broken out of the frame. “You wouldn’t even know it was a repair,” said Ryder, who gifted the beautifully restored painting to his daughter.
For now, Spicer balances art restoration with her work at Eastlake Framing, but she imagines a “retirement” where restoring works of art for clients is her only gig. “The pace at the framing shop is fast-paced and chaotic,” she said. “We’re always trying to make deadlines.” At home, pouring over an oil painting in the silence of her studio, she finds a break in that pace. “I’m forced to slow down. I love the process, watching artwork come back to life under my touch. It’s very fulfilling.”
This feature also appears in our flagship publication, Cascade Living Magazine.


Charming Homes For Sale in Portland, Oregon

Buying a home with the right amount of charm can be difficult sometimes! Although, Portland, Oregon has a wide variety of neighborhoods, homes, and character that just might fit what you’re looking for. Whether it’s an older, more affordable home that’s been taken care of really well, or a newer home that has that touch of style that makes it a perfect fit, the most important part of choosing a home with a little bit of charm is that you and your family and friends feel at home there. Here are few charming homes around Portland that could be just the right home for your family.

Quality Built Home in Great Neighborhood

This wonderful 4 bedroom home is eye-catching both inside and out. Features include a beautifully finished kitchen, a spacious living and dining area, vaulted master suite, and large open rooms that provide great flow throughout. The backyard has a large fenced area with plenty of room for your family and friends to gather and socialize.
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Beautifully Restored Craftsman

This beautiful home was built in 1891 and is located in one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Southeast Portland. The restored Craftsman still has every bit of charm and comfort that will make you feel at home right away. Features that make this home stand out are the breakfast nook, beautiful large windows, the wonderful outdoor space, great school district, and much more! This could be your chance to own a rare 6 bedroom home in the heart of southeast Portland.
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1940 Tudor Charmer

This super cute 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has charm that goes way beyond the the exterior. Features include a galley style kitchen, new and improved finishes throughout, large basement, landscaped backyard and patio, living room with wood burning fireplace, gleaming hardwoods, and much more!
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Beaumont Village Bungalow

This newly renovated bungalow is a great find and won’t last long. Features include 2-car garage, 3 bedrooms, hardwood floors, a beautifully finished kitchen, large wraparound deck, and landscaped yard with mature fruit trees. This charming home in Portland is the perfect place to raise your family, entertain guests, and make many wonderful memories in Portland.
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Kenton Charmer

This Portland charmer features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, an updated kitchen with quartz countertops, garage, and a covered back porch which you can enjoy no matter the weather! Home is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants and fantastic shopping.
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A Modern Take on the Classic Farmhouse in the Willamette Valley

A custom-built modern farmhouse in the Willamette Valley recalls old-time Americana with a contemporary twist. Written by Megan Oliver. Photographed by Eric Staudenmaier.
The simple lines of classic American farmhouse architecture form a well-proportioned, whitewashed façade that is at once unremarkable and inviting. Symmetrically aligned windows balance the second floor with the ground floor. It is easy to imagine tufts of smoke rising out of a stone chimney. A wraparound porch elicits visions of sitting in a rocker, sipping tea after a long day of work.
To create a modern interpretation of this traditional style in the foothills of the Yamhill Valley, Los Angeles-based firm Rockefeller Partners Architects took these quintessential farmhouse characteristics and married them with natural elements. The result connects the home to its surroundings while pushing the boundaries of what indoor-outdoor living can look like
in Oregon.
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“In designing a modern farmhouse for a family of five that was relocating from Los Angeles, our goal was to help them feel protected and comfortable, given all the natural elements, while incorporating outdoor living,” said architect Christopher Kempel, whose firm also designed a Los Angeles home for the family. “Their L.A. home is very engaged with the exterior and the same goes for the farmhouse, though it’s less apparent. The challenge in Oregon was to provide shade in the summer and protection from elements in the winter. Ideally, you are trying to stay safe, warm and dry.”
Kempel said that it’s possible to live much more comfortably outside now than you could fifty years ago, so he designed large overhangs for the porches to shelter much of the outdoor living. Heaters hang overhead to temper the winter chill and an open-air fireplace caps the outdoor living space at one end of the home. During the summer, the family can move between the shade of the wraparound porch and the sun-drenched water of the outdoor pool.
“As much as you reasonably can, we incorporated outdoor living,” said Kempel. “We wanted the family to feel protected and comfortable given all the normal, natural elements.”

Modernizing a Classic

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“Because you have that strong symmetry in farmhouses, there is always a back and forth, a push and pull, between what is happening on the inside and the symmetric nature of what is happening outdoors,” said Kempel. “Farmhouse design is traditionally not so concerned about what’s happening above the building or to the right of the building, so long as you’re creating a balanced and well-proportioned façade. We, on the other hand, wanted to consider the landscape.”
In modern architecture, he explained, it is easier to have the exterior of the house be a clear reflection of the interior, often by utilizing picture windows. The challenge was to create a character-rich interior that was functional for the various needs of the family while expressing simple lines outside.
To achieve this goal, the two-story, L-shaped home is divided into two wings. The main wing encompasses the everyday living, work- ing and sleeping areas for the family. It includes four bedrooms, four full baths, two-and-a-half baths, a gym, a study, a family room, an open kitchen and dining area, plus a library. The secondary wing is dedicated to a three-car garage, laundry room and manager’s office. Upstairs guest quarters include two bedrooms and two-and-a- half baths. Beyond the secondary wing is a secluded office nestled against the forest, complete with a half bath and a wet bar.
“The office space was an opportunity for the client to depart from some of the character of the rest of the house,” said Kempel. “That room has exposed glass corners, more of a Scandinavian feel with a floating fireplace. It has the same pitched roof line and ceiling treatments as the rest of the home.”

Basking in Warm Light

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The front door leads to a luminous glass hallway that separates the two wings. The hallway is intended to feel porch-like, an extension of the exterior. “It provides the experience of being rained on without the realities. The effect on a wet day provides a really neat experience,” said Kempel.
Cutting edge glass technology and the availability of energy efficient heating systems made it possible for Kempel to design a more transparent farmhouse, maximizing natural light and lending a contemporary aesthetic while still maintaining classic symmetry across rows of equally sized and spaced windows.
“Possibly counter to what you might think, the use of glass creates a sense of warmth. Even though it is a more traditional house, we tried to make it as light, bright and airy as was reasonably possible,” he continued. “High performance glass means that you won’t feel drafts as you would have if you incorporated this much glass in a farmhouse fifty years ago.”
Portland-based contractor Hammer & Hand used top-of-the-line construction technology to bolster the insulation. Mechanical air changes keep the home feeling fresh. To enhance the warm and cozy atmosphere, radiant floor heat was incorporated throughout the house.
Three basalt masts were constructed from bricks sourced from a Washougal, Washington quarry, servicing five fireplaces, including one in the couples’ upstairs master suite. In one of the childrens’ bedrooms, a window seat carved out of another mast created a niche for a full-size bed.
An entire wall of the great room is covered in a chimney mast of ash gray basalt, save for a built-in bookshelf next to the fireplace. This room is where Kempel started to create the story of the house. As it was important to the family to have one “very expressive main room,” Kempel designed a lofted ceiling that opens to the kitchen. Locally sourced heavy timber beams with exposed steel plates give the space more organic texture.
“I saw these beams as an opportunity to express a raw, prairie type of approach,” said Kempel. “What I mean is that rather than hiding the connections between these timber pieces, we wanted to celebrate them. We put a lot of work and energy into designing the connections, and the heavy steel plates became the inspiration for the language and the feel of the steel on the stairs. It’s all interrelated.”
Designer Alana Homesley, of Alana Homesley Interior Design in Woodland Hills, California, chose bleached walnut floors to continue the organic feel of the home, a nod to the walnut farms in the area. Light-toned Carrara marble in the bath- rooms, whitewashed cedar ceilings, white walls and white kitchen cabinets keep each room bright, providing contemporary contrast to the rustic wood. Homesley, who worked with the homeowners on their Los Angeles home, looked for pieces that added levity and balanced one another, incorporating traditional and modern lines. Simpler pieces of furniture in each room play supporting roles to the stars, such as the papa bear chair and the navy blue sofa from BDDW, both in the great room.
“The Mid-century pieces and those from BDDW have such delicate lines that they helped spaces such as the living room appear very light and airy,” said Homesley. “The two ochre
chandeliers in the living room also bring in such lightness, sparkle, and drama that counterbalance the heaviness and ruggedness of the architectural beams and structure.”

Journey to the Valley

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Though the family recently relocated to the area, their roots here run deep. The husband and wife met while attending school in the Willamette Valley, and loved the area. Wanting their children to experience life in Oregon, they decided to relocate to an eighty-two-acre property that was already in the family.
“They took the opportunity to immerse themselves back in the valley where they had strong family ties in the community,” said Kempel, “even though their careers are rooted in Los Angeles, where they still have their other home.”
Native grasses grow on the acreage, an aesthetic that the family incorporated into their low-main- tenance landscaping. A long driveway winds up a rolling, tree-covered hillside before the white farmhouse appears out of a clearing at the top of a hill, with views of the property and adjacent lumber farms. The current home sits on the site of the original farmhouse, where Kempel stayed while conceptualizing the home.
“I asked the family about their habits, their day-to-day in real terms,” he said. “I saw how the sun came across the site and where you could appre- ciate the views. To really talk about placement and orientation, you need to know where people will spend their time, from sunrise to sunset.”
Interested in learning more about buying your dream home like this one in Oregon? Check out our Farm, Ranch, and Vineyard listings to see what we have to offer! This article can also be found in our latest Cascade Living Magazine issue.


Homes With Acreage For Sale in SW Washington

If you are someone who prefers living close to the city for a reasonable commute but far enough away that you are able to enjoy a little peace and quiet, you may prefer a home that has a few acres. Southwest Washington offers a lot of beautiful scenery, is near the ocean, and big cities like Vancouver and Portland have a lot of opportunities for work, entertainment, and shopping. Here are a few homes for sale in Southwest Washington that are close to the city but enjoy the perks of having a bit of acreage.

Privacy and Convenience

Just 20 minutes from Portland, this home is the perfect mix of farm and craftsman style and is just as beautiful inside as it is on the outside. The property features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 5.27 acres, a detached garage, and a beautiful living space with pops of color to provide a cozy and bright feel. This home sits on a gorgeous piece of property with wonderful landscaping and multiple covered decks for relaxing or any type of entertaining.
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Peaceful Setting

This secluded ranch-style home is located on 4+ acres and offers a clean, open layout throughout as well as a large workshop that has a 1 bedroom guest house. Start or end your day with a nice trail walk to the creek located on the property.
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Brand New Craftsman

Just built in 2017, this home has the perfect touches throughout; reclaimed wooden beams, large windows, stone fireplace, vaulted covered patio, and so much more. All 5 bedrooms have walk-in closets, luxury finishes in the master bath, attached garage with a bathroom and workshop, everything you could ever want in your home. Enjoying quiet evenings around the fireplace, located inside or outside, will have you ending your days with a smile.
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Countryside Estate

This 10 acre equestrian estate will meet all of your needs, with a 22,000 square foot barn/arena, 10 large stalls, washroom, and much more for your horses. The main home is absolutely stunning, located just outside of Washougal and has just the touches to make you feel at home. The home features luxury bedrooms and bathrooms and a great living space, inside and out, for you and your family to enjoy time together while watching your horses in the pasture.
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Luxury Property

The architectural touches in this 4 bedroom home will be unlike any you have ever seen before. This 12,000 square foot residence has many luxurious upgrades, heated and lighted flooring throughout and with a touch of a button the skylights will open up to fill the home with the night sky, and a private library, to name a few. Enjoy your mornings and afternoons amongst the beautiful landscaped yards, pear trees, fire pit, and much more that this estate has to offer.
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Oregon Coast Homes for Sale with Beautiful Views

There are many perks to owning a home in a coastal town on the Oregon Coast. You’ll enjoy wonderful restaurants, relaxed living, plenty of outdoor activities, active communities, and so much more! Finding that perfect place to live can be difficult, but there is no question that a home with a good view on the Oregon Coast is hard to beat! So here are a few properties for sale that will ensure you and your family have some of the most beautiful views in town.

Exclusive Oceanfront in Gearhart Palisades

This beautiful two-story oceanfront home has an elevator off the 2 car garage, an open layout concept, laundry room, and beautiful views of the ocean. You can separate this home into two different living quarters or keep all 7 bedrooms as one open home. Hosting friends and family will be an absolute breeze in this home.
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Stunning Oceanfront Retreat

This gorgeous 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, lodge-style estate is perfect for any type of event, especially weddings! Features include 30 foot vaulted ceiling great room, rustic stone fireplace, cathedral windows, and much more! There is even a separate business for sale that utilized this award-winning property for groups.
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Fabulous Nedonna Beach Oceanfront Home

Located on a private drive in a quiet neighborhood on Nedonna Beach is this beautiful oceanfront home. The property features a large bunk room, master suite, open concept kitchen, garage or utility room, walkway to the beach, and a large front and backyard. This home could be your forever dream home or sweet and cozy getaway spot.
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Cottage-Style Home

Located on a private drive and tucked away on the coast is this cute 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage-style home with beautiful views of the ocean. The home is located on a large lot with the option to build your dream place, or this could simply be the perfect getaway to enjoy a nice cup of coffee and some peace and quiet while taking in the incredible Oregon Coast the views.
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Charming Classic Oceanfront Home

Steps away from all sorts of adventure, this cute 3 bedroom home in Manzanita has great views of the ocean, while also being conveniently close to restaurants and shopping. With little vintage touches throughout, a great outdoor space, additional living quarters, and a second kitchen to ensure comfort for your family and guests, this oceanfront home offers a great place to live on the Oregon Coast.
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Custom Home with Incredible Views

This custom built, 4 bedroom, 4 bath home offers gorgeous panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean right off the back deck as well as views to the north of Neahkahnie Mountain. Features include vaulted ceilings, exceptional craftsmanship throughout, large garage, fireplace, and much more! Entertaining your family and friends while enjoying the sunsets on the deck will be a wonderful experience for everyone involved, and it could be your perfect place to call home.
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Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty surpasses $1 billion in annual closed sales

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty brokerage, which has increased overall sales volume by 325% between 2015 and 2017, announces it surpassed $1 billion in closed real estate by the end of third-quarter 2017 and is on its way to its best year since opening in 2007. The company is one of the elite 25 Sotheby’s International Realty® franchises in the U.S. in the billion-dollar volume category and is one of the top franchises in closed sales revenue in the entire Sotheby’s International Realty global realty network.
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty franchise owner and CEO, Deb Tebbs, was the first on the West Coast to secure a Sotheby’s International Realty franchise to launch in Central Oregon in 2006. In 2015 she was awarded the franchise for Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty brokerages in Portland, Lake Oswego, SW Washington and the Oregon and SW Washington Coast. Portland is the last metro market in the nation for a Sotheby’s International Realty real estate presence.
“The billion-dollar mark in transaction volume is a tremendous achievement,” says Jon Meschke, VP, Affiliate Services, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Deb Tebbs is a strong leader who has guided Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty through numerous business cycles and challenges. Along the way she has gained market share through hard work and creating a culture of excellence. Go to whycsir.com to learn more.”

Brokerage adds executive leadership talent and brokers

Cascade Sotheby’s has welcomed 81 new brokers throughout its markets since January 1st and 30 brokers in the Portland Metro area alone since August. The company also has hired additional leadership in all offices to continue its growth trajectory in the Pacific Northwest:

“We look to 2018 with a laser focus on operations and broker development, continuing to build our market share and a strong commitment to our growing team of high quality producers,” says Kosmin. “We are focused on offering extraordinary services and experiences to our clients through a strong local presence while we leverage the esteemed Sotheby’s International Realty global network-and we have a real commitment to the communities we serve. If you are a broker looking to expand with an unparalleled growth opportunity, now’s the time to make the move.”

Cascade Sotheby’s taps new markets, enhances brokerage services

In addition to expanded franchise rights in western Oregon and SW Washington, Cascade Sotheby’s enhances its brokerage offerings to serve emerging markets:

  • Taps talents of regional multilingual brokers to leverage increased international demand for Pacific Northwest real estate,
  • Leverages Sotheby’s International Realty exclusive partnerships with Juwai and Nikkei to reach new markets in China and Japan
  • Grows its position and market share in the new homes category with exclusive rights to sell all prestigious Franklin Brothers homes in developments including the popular Stone Creek and Mirada neighborhoods of Bend
  • Adds Vineyard Division to acclaimed Farm and Ranch Division with new vineyard listings
  • Taps top producer in SW Washington, Donna Roberts Group, to continue growing market share and presence in SW Washington

Cascade Sotheby’s continues its innovative approach to uniting extraordinary lives with extraordinary homes building on these statistics:

  • 29% growth in market share compared to Q4 2016
  • More than tripled sales volume in Portland Metro market from 2015 to 2017
  • Average price point for CSIR agents is 33% higher than other agents in Portland and SW Washington
  • Double the market share from its closest competitor in Central Oregon in total sales volume in the region for 2017
  • Grown from four offices in Central Oregon to 11 offices and more than 250 brokers throughout Oregon and SW Washington; signed 81 new brokers since January 2017

Realizing the Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Difference

  • A focus on “the art of living” and an understanding of the importance of a sense of place
  • A dedication to representing properties of every price range with the same exceptional service
  • The highest-quality marketing materials and brand assets for brokers
  • A dedicated local marketing team
  • Regional advertising partnerships
  • Cascade Living Magazine – the premier regional lifestyle magazine for the Pacific Northwest
  • Cascadesothebysrealty.com, which will launch a fully integrated digital platform from lead generation, social media management, CRM and a responsive website connecting to the Sotheby’s International Realty global network.
  • Knowledgeable brokers with unrivaled industry expertise
  • An acute understanding of the Pacific Northwest sense of place and how to communicate it to the world

Interested in becoming a CSIR broker?  Go to whycsir.com to learn more.


Veronica Park: Country Real Estate Broker in Oregon

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty broker Veronica Park specializes in country estates and equestrian facilities. From growing up riding and showing horses to raising children on her own farm, she is well-versed in all the nuances that come with the sale and/or purchase of acreage properties.
“I have always strived to learn as much as I can, to work as hard as I can and do the best that I can for my people. That is what brings me the greatest joy, knowing I took the best possible care for them and found them a home they can feel safe to come home to and build memories and a heritage for their family.”

Veronica joined Cascade Sotheby’s as a broker in February of 2017, and in just 9 months she doubled her business from last year. She reflects on her experience of joining our dedicated team of real estate brokers and staff.
“When I first met Deb Tebbs in 2012, I admired her energy, her passion and her drive. I had always “hoped” someday to be aligned with such a powerhouse of a woman. I had been in a real estate team structure since 2005 and when I finally made the decision to go out on my own, Sotheby’s was the only company on my radar.”
And I haven’t looked back or regretted it for a moment. I love the “family” feel our office has as well as the amazing support from our managing principal broker, Michael Babbit, and all of the staff. I also know that I have “won” out on many listing appointments all due to the international reach Sotheby’s offers for our listings, regardless of the price point. The data they provide to show where our listings are placed on the NY Times website, Juwaii, and others have truly impressed every client I have met with.
Other companies I have worked with would only put listings that were over 1 million dollars on their international platform. Sotheby’s doesn’t have that restriction, which really helped my investor sell his $300,000 townhome in West Linn, my bare land listings, as well as the higher price point listings. Every listing has the opportunity to have the most eyeballs view listing information worldwide. That is so important to my clients and gives them the confidence to know that we will be able to get them the highest value for their home. In fact, I was on tour last Tuesday and went through one of a competitor’s listing and the agent that was hosting the lunch was asking me all about Sotheby’s marketing platform since she admitted she had lost out on listings lately to a Sotheby’s agent due to just the fact that the properties are marketed internationally.”
Here are a few fantastic listings from Veronica, contact her today if you’re interested in buying or selling a home in Oregon!

32 Acres in Arch Cape

Platted and approved for up to 177 lots, this pristine 32 acre property is a rare opportunity to own land like this in Arch Cape. The property offers breathtaking ocean views, undisturbed forest, and options for your own secluded estate to ocean community to corporate retreat.
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Mid-Century Modern

This expansive home in West Linn features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, over 3,000 square feet of living space, and 7 beautiful acres. The property is enveloped in established landscaping featuring a variety of shade trees, native plants, and a small orchard and pasture. This country-near-the-city location offers many possibilities for family living, entertaining, hobby farm, and much more! The open concept living area hosts a wood-burning hearth made of local river rock as well as window walls to soak in the pastoral views. Other features include main floor master suite with generous closets, downstairs level with a fireplace and wet bar, tons of built-in storage, two levels of outdoor entertaining space, 3-car garage, RV parking, and an irrigation system.
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Close in Country

This beautiful, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, custom single-level home in West Linn offers privacy and territorial views from the large windows that provide lots of natural light to the rooms. The craftsmanship throughout the home is stunning, featuring cherry cabinets, river rock in the family room, 10′ entry ceilings, and a beautiful kitchen, living and dining room.
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