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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Wine and Jazz Festival in Vancouver, Washington

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to be a co-sponsor, along with The Waterfront – Vancouver, for this year’s annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival, a weekend full of great music, wine, food, and art. With new roots in Vancouver and SW Washington, CSIR is dedicated to supporting the community and those who live in it.
The 20th annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival will be held at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA on August 25th-27th. It features Grammy-winning and internationally acclaimed jazz, blues, gospel, and pop musicians as well as Northwest wine, fine art, food, and exhibitors.
Founded in 1998, 100% of the proceeds for this event benefit the nonprofit Bravo! Vancouver, one of the most successful arts organizations in Southwest Washington. As a sponsor, CSIR will have a 3-day exhibitor booth and a VIP tent on Saturday night.
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Jazz, blues, and pop music will be playing throughout the weekend, from internationally acclaimed musicians as well as local and regional musicians. Over 200 wines will be featured, especially those made in the Pacific Northwest, and will be available by the glass, as bottles, or samples. Fine artists and crafters from around the Northwest and California will feature all forms of artistic genres and media. And to top it all off, a variety of Northwest cuisines from local restaurants will make sure you don’t walk away hungry!
With a history in amazing art and culture, the Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty brand finds a perfect partnership in sponsoring an event that unites the world of Wine and Jazz music with our local community.
We invite you to join us for a fabulous weekend of music, wine, art, and food! For tickets and more information about the Vancouver Jazz & Wine Festival, visit their website. If you’re interested in learning more about real estate in SW Washington, visit our community page.

Upcoming July Artwalks

First Friday in Bend with Artists  Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling

Briggs Goesling Combo Image 2015 Northwest Artists, Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling have refined the art of travel.  For over 15 years they have been teaching workshops throughout Europe and from Coast to Coast.  They invite you to enjoy paintings  from their “Make Every Day A Painting” adventures in water media and oils. To view their work, visit their website,
Bend Artist, Cindy Briggs, is recognized for her captivating colors and luminescent light.  A member of WSO, NWS, High Desert Art League, and signature member of the NWWS, her work is featured in numerous International National and regional exhibits, select galleries and invitationals, magazines, books, museums and private collections.
Seattle artist, Theresa Goesling is known for her vibrant dynamic paintings.  Featured in SPLASH 13, her paintings have been exhibited in AWS, international exhibits, books and magazines.  A member of Women Painters of Washington, and Vice President, signature member of NWWS, her work is featured in publications, museums and permanent collections.
Please join us Friday, July 1st at our Downtown Bend Office (821 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to view Cindy and Theresa’s artwork, as well as complimentary wine and appetizers.

First Friday in Vancouver with Photographer Jeff Gracz

AB666Jeff Gracz was born and raised in upstate New York and has lived in the US Virgin Islands, California and Oregon. Currently, Jeff resides in Salmon Creek, WA with his wife, a chocolate lab and three kitties. With 30 years of experience working with a variety of camera forms, from 35 film, to 4×5 view cameras to digital, Jeff’s ultimate goal is to sell prints to the fine art market.
Please join us Friday, July 1st at our Downtown Vancouver Office (402 W 8th St. Vancouver, WA) from 5-8 PM, to enjoy Jeff Gracz’s artwork, as well as complimentary wine and appetizers.

First Thursday in Portland’s Pearl District with Photographer Larry Jones

Astoria 20x25 webbedJ.L. Jones is a third generation photographer who has practiced his craft for more than 40 years. His work has included industrial, forensic, archeological, architectural, book, magazine and newspaper illustration. Now, he concentrates on creating images for display in public environments, offices and homes.
Please join us Thursday, July 7th at our Pearl District Office (1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy Larry Jones’ art, as well as wine, appetizers, and spirit sampling courtesy of Crafted Life.

Third Thursday in Lake Oswego with Artist Michele Bufton

First LightBorn on a U.S. Air Force Base in Morocco, Africa; then whisked off to Spain for a number of years, Michele Bufton was an Armed Forces child. Her introduction to the world was one of respect for varying cultures as well as our own. Michele started painting at the early age of eleven and by fifteen was assisting her mother with commissioned pieces. Michele’s desire to express life through colorful documentation has continue into her adult life.

My heart finds beauty in simple things which often get overlooked in our daily lives. Interactions in life, countless landscapes and the play of light, all await translation into a colorful view through which we can appreciate another’s perspective.

Please join us Thursday July 21st at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR) from 4-7 PM, to view Michele’s artwork and enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers.

Upcoming June Art Walks

First Thursday in Portland’s Pearl District with Artist Don Gray

Don Gray’s earliest inspirations came from the landscape of his childhood in rural Northeast Oregon.  He studied art at Eastern Oregon University, training his eye and hand in traditional techniques that resulted in meticulously rendered realist paintings. After graduation in 1970, Gray taught high school art for one year, before beginning a professional art career. He exhibited widely in the Pacific Northwest, developing a regional following for his landscapes and figures.
Around 1985, Don began exploring other directions in his work, resulting in paintings that moved beyond literal realism to incorporate an increased sense of abstraction.  Today, his work is broadly based, ranging from precise and traditional realism to energetic combinations of abstraction and representation.
Since 1994, Gray has divided his time between studio work and numerous mural projects, across the United States and Canada. Many of these pieces are large exterior paintings that deal with regional history or events. Don Gray has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. Gray’s upcoming exhibit in the Pearl District is called “Frozen Ponds/Arcadian Forests.”
Gray’s studio is at his home in Vancouver, Washington. He has also taught occasional workshops and college-level courses and illustrated over twenty books. In 2007, he began an online journal,, where he posts paintings and commentary.
Please join us Thursday, June 2nd at our Pearl District Office (1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy Don Gray’s art, as well as wine, appetizers, and spirit sampling courtesy of Crafted Life.

First Friday in Bend with Artists Barbara Slater & Vivian Olsen


Barbara Slater

BSlater I'm Special Oil (1)Barbara Slater enjoys painting with acrylic, but oil is her preferred medium, because of the many options it offers.

“With oil paints, I can mimic nearly any other medium, as well as employ what characteristics only it has.”

As an artist, Slater has a passion for color and a great affection for animals and florals.  Her  images tend to be presented close-up, to create an inescapable intimacy and expression of their character.
“I get emotionally involved with my subject.  When I paint, I try to convey the elements that moved me with the same energy and passion with which the image hit me initially.  It could be form, expression, gesture, color; mostly it’s the light and shadow depicting drama.
Barbara resides in Bend, OR and has painted for more than 40 years. She is currently showing her paintings in Oregon, Utah and California. Barbara’s professional memberships include: Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, and locally in the High Desert Art League

Vivian Olsen

TwelveAndCounting.VCOlsen (1)Vivian is inspired by nature and aided by imagination – two ingredients she uses to create wildlife paintings that seem to come alive and glow with vibrancy and light. Observing the wildlife around her has always been her passion and  motivates her to paint expressive portraits of wild animals such as deer, bison, cranes, quail and herons. She spends time outdoors sketching, watching, and photographing her subjects to use as references for her studio paintings. Vivian paints mainly with watercolors, but she also uses oils or pastels for more dramatic paintings.

“I paint what I love – nature, specifically animals of Central Oregon. I work to capture their individual personalities and postures so no two subjects ever look alike – even quail!  All animals are unique to me and I try to express that in my artwork.”

Vivian taught High School Art in New Mexico where she lived for 26 years. While teaching, she displayed her paintings in galleries and in state and national juried exhibits in Colorado and New Mexico. Now retired in Central Oregon, Vivian indulges her love of art by painting and showing full time in group exhibits and solo shows. Her art is represented by the Hood Avenue Art gallery in Sisters, Oregon.
Vivian’s professional memberships include being the current President of the High Desert Art League, a member of the Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists and a member and past president of the Plein Air Painters of Oregon. Her artwork may be viewed at and
Please join us Friday, June 3rd at our Downtown Bend Office (821 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to view Barbara Slater & Vivian Olsen’s artwork, as well as complimentary wine and appetizers.

First Friday in Vancouver with Artist Erika Bartlett

Erika Bartlett has always enjoyed drawing and viewing art, and would describe herself as a life-long observer, information seeker, and an idea maker. Where scientists use these attributes to develop experiments, as an artist, Erika  uses these attributes to develop visualizations. The most important feature of her art is the accurate translation of new found ideas into a visual state, regardless of the medium.
Bartlett volunteers as a Docent at the Whatcom Lightcatcher Museum, which has exposed her to a wide variety of artists, pushing her to use new processes and materials.

“It has also shown me the possibility of what a person can make if they really want to, which is a beautiful thing, I think, for anyone to learn.”

Some new techniques Erika has enjoyed include assembling, glass etching, mobile/digital art and using social media as an interactive tool for social betterment.
Please join us Friday, June 3rd at our Downtown Vancouver Office (402 W 8th St. Vancouver, WA) from 5-8 PM, to enjoy Erika Bartlett’s artwork, as well as complimentary cocktails and appetizers.

Third Thursday in Lake Oswego with Artist Mike Frary

wilsonMike Frary has been a graphic artist for most of his working life and has always enjoyed painting, but didn’t take it seriously until 2001 when he read a book by Roland Roycraft called Fill Your Watercolors With Nature’s Light. After that, he was hooked and started painting with watercolors; he has since switched to fluid acrylics.
Mike’s paintings are inspired by memories and experiences on the Oregon Coast. Born in Tillamook, he took advantage of the beaches, bays, rivers and backwaters from Astoria to the southern coast, as a boy.
Frary’s art is an attempt to provide the viewer with an opportunity to see beautiful coastal areas from his perspective. He encourages people to stray from the path most taken – get away from the Starbucks and cotton candy and go find your own special place on our scenic coastline.
Please join us Thursday June 16th at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR) from 4-7 PM, to view Mike’s artwork and enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers.

First Friday in Vancouver with Becky Leventis

Artist Becky Leventis

Raised in eastern Washington and an Art Major at Whitman College, Becky Leventis has enjoyed living in Vancouver since 1970. During the early years she raised raised two children, along with her husband. Becky also did a lot of volunteer work, including being PTA president at Lakeshore and Columbia River schools. For 20 of those years she also owned a small business.

I’ve always drawn and painted but did not discover watercolors until the 90’s.  Of all the mediums they give me the most joy. Other mediums stay put on the paper or canvas, however water colors mix on their own accord, often creating unbelievably beautiful colors.

A member of both the Society of Washington Artists and Southwest Washington Watercolor Society, Becky Leventis illustrated two children’s books, won some awards along the way, and currently teach painting at several area retirement facilities. Now, Becky enjoys teaching others this fun and enjoyable hobby.
Please join us this Friday, May 6th, at our Downtown Vancouver office (402 W 8th Street Vancouver, WA 98660) from 5 – 8 PM.

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Bend’s First Friday with Artist Sue Smith

We are thrilled to be displaying the work of Sue Smith for April’s First Friday event in Bend, Oregon.Born in 1928, Sue is a California native now living in Oregon. Sue did not think seriously consider becoming an artist until she turned fifty, and then it became the only thing she wanted to do.  She returned to school, where she focused on abstract painting, and developed an appreciation for the artist’s response to what was happening on the canvas. She earned a degree in Art from Oregon State University – Cascades, as well as the Distinguished Student Department of Art award in 2005. Influenced by historical and contemporary masters, she paints landscapes and still lifes and has participated in numerous national juried exhibitions – her work is in private collections around the United States and Canada

I like the challenge of painting without being trite, a lofty goal considering how many landscapes and flowers have been painted over the centuries.  But a mentor told me to paint the concept not the object. And that is what I try to do.

Sue describes her work as an expression of what she is observing. She paints still lifes and landscapes and is attracted to a moment and the mystery in the environment that generates a narrative. It may be an open expanse of land, or moving water, but Sue finds herself drawn to the idea that someone stood there and observed it before she came upon the scene. It’s the same with still life: seemingly random objects, arranged in a relationship that suggests a human presence  and begs the question, who were they? Why did they leave these objects like this, or wander through this space? Like walking into an empty room and catching the faint sound of a lingering conversation. This is why Smith likes the Spanish Realists, such as Antonio Lopez Garcia, whose work is so intimately detailed and the total opposite of her own. It raises a curiosity, a human connection, things sensed and not seen.
Please join us from 5-8PM at our Downtown Bend location (821 NW Wall Street) for art, wine and appetizers!

Vancouver’s First Friday with Artist Kara Krieger-Mcghee

Artist Kara Krieger-Mcghee will be joining us for April’s First Friday event in Vancouver, Washington. Kara sees her art as a story of relationships – how light affects color or how a subject interacts with its environment. Sometimes it is a story of exploration with new techniques, ideas or media.

Through storytelling, I hope to inspire creative curiosity in others.

Please join us Friday, April 1st from 5-8pm at our Vancouver Gallery Location (402 W 8th Street) for art, wine and appetizers!

First Friday in Vancouver with Steve Ludeman

Artist Steve Ludeman will be joining us for March’s First Friday event in Vancouver, Washington. Steve’s inspiration comes from the varied scenic beauty and remarkable natural and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. For many years, he has enjoyed hiking, climbing, kayaking, skiing or backpacking in some of the Northwest’s most wild and scenic places. Now he enjoys telling stories of those outdoor adventures through his landscape and seascape paintings.
Steve grew up in Iowa and was fortunate to live, work and paint in Switzerland, Germany and Australia before settling with his family in Oregon. When not painting en plein air, he creates art while his wife Jean enjoys quilting in their home studio in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.
Many collectors in the US and overseas have acquired Steve’s art. He is a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Lake Area Artists, Lake Oswego. He is honored to be represented by the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and the Mount Hood Cultural Center and Museum. Steve’s paintings are included in the permanent collections of Timberline Lodge, Oregon (National Historic Landmark) and the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. His favorite quote, by Ed Whitney, is “Nature gives us facts. Artists give us art.”
Pleases join us Friday, March 4th from 5-8pm at our Vancouver Gallery Location (402 W 8th Street) for art, wine and appetizers!

First Friday in Vancouver with Mary Burgess

Artist Mary Burgess will be joining us for February’s First Friday event in Vancouver, Washington. Mary Burgess began painting in watercolor in 1997 while teaching art at David Douglas High School, and has been hooked ever since. Mary is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Lake Area Artists, Art on Broadway and has shown and sold her work throughout the Northwest. Now retired from teaching in the public school system, she shares her skills by teaching adult watercolor classes at the Village Gallery of the Arts.
Mary’s paintings reflect her appreciation of nature and her love of observing the world, including her four chickens whom she paints frequently. She has called Lake Oswego home since 1963 when her family moved from Missoula, Montana.
Pleases join us Friday, February 5th from 5-8pm at our Vancouver Gallery Location (402 W 8th Street) for art, wine and appetizers!

Sotheby’s International Realty Significant Sales, Volume 8

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce Significant Sales, Volume 8, represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty Network. This Volume is a collection of featured top sales from around the world, starting with a stunning ranch in Texas once owned by legendary cattleman Charles Goodnight, and concluding with a 8,250 square foot estate in California. Their unique stories are successfully represented by our powerful network and we are thrilled to feature some of the world’s most significant sales.
Each of these extraordinary fourteen properties is just a glimpse at the global reach the Sotheby’s International Realty brand provides. To see all of the featured properties in Volume 8, click here and to see some of our most significant sales, click here. Below are our three favorites:
Melbourne Sotheby’s International Realty | $11,500,000 | Toorak, Australia Significant Sales
One of the prized residences set in exclusive Hopetoun Road, this spectacular brand new residence is an architectural triumph of superior design and remarkable quality, offering the finest in family living and entertaining. High ceilings maximize space and light with walls of glass, while the open plan living areas surround a centerpiece resort style swimming pool. A stunning Gaggenau marble kitchen and sun washed rear garden with summer kitchen combine for the ultimate in/outdoor entertainment lifestyle. Only moments to Toorak and Hawksburn Villages, shopping, cafes, restaurants, highly respected private schools, this home also features a grand foyer, formal lounge with open fireplace, separate dining, spacious family room, home theatre/gym, four bedrooms, fitted study with open fire place, four bathrooms, two powder rooms, hydronic heating, reverse cycle air conditioning, parquetry floors, security system, video intercom, lift, refrigerated cellar, covered outdoor entertaining, summer kitchen, beautiful landscaped gardens, auto sprinkler system, five car secure basement garage with internal lift access, remote garage door and electric gates.
Liv Sotheby’s International Realty | $10,900,000 | Colorado, USA Significant Sales - 2
This residence was completed in 2009 on a private, wooded lot with sweeping Vail Valley views. Located on Forest Road, this coveted location is walking distance to the slopes of Vail Mountain and the charming mountain town of Vail Village. The spacious interior floor plan has two master bedroom suites for a total of five bedrooms and six baths. In the great room, dramatic timbers grace the ceilings while floor-to-ceiling windows flood the home with natural light. Spacious outdoor patios invite nature in and create a beautiful place for après-ski entertaining and outdoor living. Also, included in this residence are three fireplaces, a hot tub, steam room and elevator.
One Sotheby’s International Realty | $10,550,000 | Florida, USA Significant Sales - 3
This four bedroom, three bathroom home is on one of the best oversized bay front lots on Key Biscayne with one hundred feet of seawall. The property offers direct and captivating views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami Skyline. An ideal location on prestigious Harbor Drive within walking distance to Key Biscayne Yacht Club, this residence is in close proximity to churches and shopping.

Broker Lauren Aldous Awarded Top Real Estate Agent

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Lauren Aldous ,Broker

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled to announce broker Lauren Aldous was awarded as a top real estate agent in Vancouver.
Lauren is not all about turning and burning clients. She focuses on building rapport and facilitating smooth transactions. After decades of working in the customer service industry and analyzing client complaints, she concluded that focusing on a smaller number of buyers and sellers would benefit her clients’ experience, thus making her clients feel they are of the utmost importance to her. Just reading her client testimonials authenticates her theory.

Real estate is a people business, not a sales business. I respect each of my clients and treat every one of them the way I expect to be treated. I don’t start out by giving them the facade of friendship only to fade away and stop responding to calls, text and emails, expecting a commission. I give people the true me – all the time, every time! Buying a house is one of the biggest investments a person will ever make. I will be by their side from start to finish. My clients can always count on me. Be it $50k or $50M, each person worked just as hard for their money, the dollar amount is irrelevant to me.

With over 26 years of customer service experience and 19 years in real estate, Lauren has the experience needed to provide the best customer service, bar none. She runs her business with more of a concierge philosophy. She helps coordinate contractors, movers, moving trucks, cleaning companies, staging companies, plumbers, carpet installers and landscapers. She doesn’t leave her buyers and sellers high and dry when they’re in the middle of a transaction.
Lauren was selected as one of the top rated real estate agents through an interview process by an independent research team which also took into account reviews from websites like Yelp, Trulia, Redfin and Lauren will also be featured on TV Top Real Estate on Xfinity On Demand available through Comcast, available 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. We are so excited to have Lauren on our team in Vancouver and congratulate her on being honored as a top real estate agent.