Cascade Living | December 2019

Enjoy our Cascade Living events and newsletter! We cover notable events and news happening in Central Oregon, Portland, Southwest Washington, The Columbia River Gorge, The Oregon Coast, and the Willamette Valley.

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Cascade Living | November 2019

Enjoy our Cascade Living events and newsletter! We cover notable events and news happening in Central Oregon, Portland, Southwest Washington, The Columbia River Gorge, The Oregon Coast, and The Willamette Valley.

Click below to see the newsletter for your region:
Central Oregon
Oregon Coast
Columbia River Gorge

Portland
SW Washington
Willamette Valley


This Is Home | A New Film by Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

We proudly present our newest film – This is Home,  a stunning visual showcase of our commitment to local communities and our home here in the Pacific Northwest. Our brokers are real, authentic, and trustworthy. They have deep roots in the communities they serve, know the right places, the right tradesmen, and the right ways to help you. We honor the incredibly diverse lifestyles we serve throughout the region and our brokers are here to find what speaks to you. Whether that’s an oceanfront retreat, a high desert oasis, a high rise condo, or working ranch, we are your partner in fulfilling that dream.  Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty – where luxury is an experience, not a price point.

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June 2019 Third Thursday in Lake Oswego

Join us for Third Thursday on June 20, 2019 from 4pm-7pm at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR 97034). We will be featuring local artists Evelin Marsh & Ariel Gallagher.

ABOUT EVELIN MARSH

Evelin Marsh is a local artist and home designer for her company Summit Development Group in Lake Oswego. Most of her artwork is displayed in designer studios and offices. Evelin’s pieces are inspired by her design work. For example she adds different mediums, like Resin with crystals and natural elements, to her paintings. The homes she designs have a lot of texture combined with natural elements like Steel fireplaces, Cider, high ceilings and open spaces with natural light. Evelin has also been working on adding her artwork into the fashion world. 

About Ariel Gallagher

Ariel Gallagher is a local artist who grew up loving the vibrant colors of Van Gogh and Kandinsky. Her work is based on experimenting with various mediums and application techniques to create colorful pieces often reminiscent of organized chaos. Current techniques include layering acrylic, spray paint and alcohol ink, as well as texture mediums.


May 2019 Third Thursday in Lake Oswego

Artwork by Michelle Ketterman

Please join us Thursday, May 16 at our Lake Oswego office (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR 97034) from 4 – 7 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Michelle Ketterman. Wine and appetizers will be served.

Artwork by Michelle Ketterman

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Originally from Tampa, Florida, Michelle relocated to Oregon with her husband and daughter in 2015. Inspired by her mother and brother’s artistic talents, Michelle began drawing and painting at the age of 5. Today, Michelle uses oils, acrylics and watercolors to make her paintings come to life. She draws using various mediums and enjoys clay sculpting as well. Her recent work focuses on brightly-colored abstract florals and landscapes which she creates using acrylics, oils and palette knives. “There is something beautiful, fun and modern about making chaotic blobs of paint come together to produce a scene,” Michelle explains, “and Oregon has given me the best backdrop possible for my painting style”.

Artwork by Michelle Ketterman

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Third Thursday Art Walk Lake Oswego | Spring 2019

Please join us Thursday, April 18, 2019 at our Lake Oswego office location (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR 97034) from 4 – 7 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Christopher B. Mooney. Delicious wine and appetizers will be served.

About the Artist

Christopher Mooney is known as a professional artist in Portland, OR for his urban landmarks, primarily bridges, industrial sites and working heroes, and is currently creating commissioned portraits. He creates his large-scale oils from photo references.  Born and raised in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, surrounded by an artistic family of writers, musicians, and architects amidst the vast New York art scene, he received a Bachelor Fine Arts Degree from Parson’s School of Design. He continues to enjoy studies in portraiture and figurative workshops at Pacific Northwest Collage of Art, Portland, OR and the Oil Painters of America.

Inspiration

“I enjoy hiking around the bridges of Portland, Oregon, with my camera,” Christopher explains, “I step off the sidewalks to get a different perspective of the city where the landscape is framed by its bridges. The photos I use are references for me to create original oils. I create large scale images using projections or grids, from photo references, mixing colors similar to old masters’ technique to at least match the likeness.”

 

Learn More

For more information about Christopher B. Mooney, please visit his website: christopherbmooney.com.


Cascade Sotheby’s Acquires Prestigious Park Place Real Estate

Portland, Oregon – Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty has acquired the prestigious Park Place Real Estate effective immediately. Park Place was formed in 2004 by the husband & wife team of Steve and Evelyn Rosling who bring 22 years of local expertise in the Portland Metro Area & SW Washington real estate market along with a team of 25 top performing brokers.

CSIR Beaverton - Evelyn & Steve
With the addition of Park Place, Cascade Sotheby’s increases market share in the luxury, new construction and land development sectors and enhances local presence west of the Cascades.

When approached by Cascade Sotheby’s to join forces, the Roslings felt it was the right time and the right brand for partnership: “Portland continues to grow and attract new residents nationally and internationally—the distinctive Sotheby’s brand, its global presence and sophisticated marketing platforms will allow us to readily reach these markets and further elevate our value and services to our clients.”

CSIR Beaverton - Park Place Awards
Park Place Real Estate, which has produced $120 million in closed sales in 2018, has received accolades from the Home Builders Association of Portland (HBA), Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR) and the Portland Business Journal (PBJ) and has earned a solid reputation in the community for its people, service excellence and award-winning marketing.

“As always, our strategy is to look for acquisitions that fit our growth trajectory and that most importantly bring a great team with the intelligence and integrity that mirror the way Cascade Sotheby’s does business,” says Deb Tebbs, chief executive officer, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “The Roslings and Park Place bring the excellence in customer service and a dedication to advanced industry education that make them masters at serving the needs of their clients. We welcome this exceptional team to our brokerage.”

CSIR Beaverton - Conference Room
Steve & Evelyn Rosling built Park Place realizing that a company’s good name and reputation is built not just by one member but by each and every person associated with it. They now bring to Cascade Sotheby’s a team of goodhearted agents who share in their core value of honesty, integrity and trust—all brokers who are steadfast in putting their clients’ needs and interests first and foremost.

The Park Place Real Estate team now joins Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty which is on track to exceed $1.6 billion in closed sales in 2018 and continues its innovative approach to uniting extraordinary lives with extraordinary homes building on these statistics:

• Company on track to achieve $42 million in company revenue in 2018
• Sales revenue growth from 2015 to 2018 is 38%
• More than 2.5 times the market share in Central Oregon than closest competitor
• More than 325 brokers across Oregon and SW Washington
• 99 new agents year-to-date 2018 representing $399 million in sales revenue
• Average price point for CSIR agents is 33% higher than agents in Portland and SW Washington
• 12 offices in Oregon and SW Washington

CSIR Beaverton - Hoteling Station
Cascade Sotheby’s affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty offers a distinctive advantage to reach an affluent global audience. With over 20,000 sales associates in approximately 960 offices and 72 countries and territories, and 108 billion in sales, the Sotheby’s network provides a profound international reach to market properties in Oregon and SW Washington.


A Vision for the Parrott

Heidi Lael had been renovating historic properties for nearly two decades when she took on her most personal — and epic — project to date. A gorgeous historic Queen Anne Victorian home, built in 1891 on Parrott Creek in Roseburg, had gone back to the bank during the economic recession. Lael, who had longstanding ties to the community, could see the house’s future in her mind: a beautifully renovated destination restaurant. Now, in 2011, it was coming up for auction. Lael didn’t know if she could pull it off, but she knew that she had to try.

Parrott House Dining Pavillion
“I built my whole business plan around the house before I even owned it,” Lael recalled. “I still have the original drawings detailing my vision.” Lael won the bidding war, and purchased Parrott House that year. Then the real work began. “When I bought it, there were four-foot-tall weeds all around the house. The lower level windows were boarded over, after they’d been broken out by vagrants. There was no kitchen. And the whole house was gutted.”

In order to try to recoup some of their investment, the previous owners had scraped the home clean of everything, from doorknobs to light fixtures to the fireplace mantel. But the house had good bones, and the previous owners had completed dry rot removal and wiring improvements. And then there was Lael herself, who came to the project with plenty of skill and experience.

Parrott House - Heidi Lael
After graduating high school in Roseburg, Lael had gone on to cut her teeth on home renovation on the East Coast, in New York City and New Jersey, before following the market to Las Vegas and renovating properties there. In the early 2000s, Lael’s mother had been working in real estate in Roseburg, and told her daughter to come back home and buy and renovate properties in the Umpqua Valley. It seemed like the right move, so home Lael had come. “I bought my first house in Myrtle Creek in 2003, and had bought several more in Roseburg’s historic districts by the time of the Parrott purchase.”

Now, more than ever before, the whole community was watching. Lael began scouring secondhand stores and building supply stores for materials to renovate the Parrott House. Astonishingly, she found the home’s original fireplace mantel in Aurora at Aurora Mill, an antique store. The owner agreed to sell it back to her for the price he’d paid the home’s original owners. “I had put everything into the auction—I was totally cash poor,” Lael said. “I paid him layaway for a year.”

Parrott House - Bourbon Bar
The renovation took years. But to gaze upon the completed product today, it’s impossible to say that all of the effort didn’t pay off. Almost all of the details of Lael’s original vision in those early drawings she still has have come to fruition. The Parrott House opened in January of 2017 as a resplendent restoration of its original glory, and a farm-to-table fine dining destination on par with any in Oregon.

The original home houses two dining rooms, decorated in eclectic elegance. The kitchen is upstairs—a compromise so that most of the home’s space could be available to guests. An interior bar is distinguished by a madrone tree that rises from the back wall, as well as more hip-meets-historic décor.

Perhaps the property’s real gem is the semi-detached pavilion out back. Massive reclaimed timbers form the structure that is otherwise entirely glass. Lael’s aesthetic is to use as much reclaimed and recycled material as possible. “The beams came from the original Rainier Brewery in Seattle,” she explained. The room is expansive and gorgeous, marked by a 110-pound crystal chandelier hanging overhead.

Parrott House - Pizza Oven
Through the glass, guests see a brick and stone pizza oven outdoors to one side of the pavilion. To the other side is an outdoor patio and an outbuilding, which was originally the washhouse and is now a bourbon bar. “Originally I was thinking wine, but bourbon is so big right now,” said Lael. “And the rustic shed was perfect for it.” The dark and moody interior holds 130 bourbons, as well as vintage bar mirrors and stools.

A delicious French-European menu draws on produce and products from local farms and vendors. Menu highlights include heirloom tomato carpaccio, wild mushroom risotto and pizzas from the brick oven. The site can host weddings and events, under a lovely white trellis reclaimed from nearby attraction Wildlife Safari.

The Parrott House shines again, and Lael couldn’t be more delighted with the response she’s received from the community. “People just love this old house. When they walk in and cover their mouths in surprise, that’s the reward right there.”

The Parrotts

Moses and Tennesee Parrott built the Parrott House in 1891. Moses Parrott was one of the finest shoemakers on the West Coast. The couple raised ten children in the home, also becoming the founders of the Roseburg Academy, a private school for children. Their youngest daughter, Rosa, was a schoolteacher her entire career, and lived in the family’s home until the 1950s. There is a photo of her in the Parrott House living room near the fireplace.

This article is a feature in Cascade Living – Fall 2018
WRITTEN BY KIM COOPER FINDLING – PHOTOS BY RICK SCHAFER


Third Thursday Art Walk Lake Oswego

Please join us Thursday, November 15th at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102) from 4-7pm, to enjoy the Art of MaryAnn Puls. Host for the evening will be Broker Juli Martin, co-sponsor will be Academy Mortgage. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

 

 

About MaryAnn Puls

Visual artist, MaryAnn Puls uses an intuitive approach while working to create abstract paintings, drawings and assemblages. Her work expresses spontaneous impulses with results that appear strangely familiar, attractive and somewhat quirky. Everyday visual stimuli, especially the interactions of nature and human made elements create constant fodder and themes in her work.


MaryAnn Puls lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Exhibitions include 6 solo shows, numerous juried and group shows and was awarded a Regional Arts & Culture Council grant. Recently many of her pieces were selected by Emily Henderson Design for staging throughout their Dunthorpe remodel project.


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Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes New Manager of Broker Relations

BEND, OR – Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty welcomes a new manager of broker relations, Corinne Burt. Burt will support brokers with both compliance and best practices so they can provide the first-class service which is the hallmark of the Sotheby’s brand. In addition, she will keep the firm current with changing state, local and regional regulations governing real estate transactions.

Corrine Burt

“Compliance and best practices are constantly evolving—these are some of the fundamental tools brokers use on a daily basis to yield the best possible client experience,” says Burt, whose background combines business litigation, business ownership, and real estate practice with Vanguard Properties, a boutique San Francisco Bay Area brand. “Sotheby’s is a superb brand—the company has a corporate structure which focuses on broker support, which, in turn, allows brokers to do the very best job for their clients.”

As a former business litigator, Burt is accustomed to and comfortable with the details of complex business transactions. She brings a profound understanding of the nature of various rules and regulations that impact different types of properties whether farm, ranch, vineyard, oceanfront property, or residential acreage. She also brings a practical and intuitive understanding of the nature of brokers and the way they work.

“Every transaction is different—whether a purchase or a sale—and requires a comprehensive understanding of disclosures, legal knowledge and an understanding of local and state transactions,” says Deb Tebbs, chief executive officer of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. “We welcome Corinne’s unique legal experience and real estate expertise to support our growing team of brokers.”