RESIDE by Sotheby’s International Realty Podcast | Episode 2

Inspired by the pages of RESIDE Magazine, RESIDE by Sotheby’s International Realty Podcast explores the incredible people, places, and brands featured in the magazine, bringing their stories to life. From the nightlife of one of the world’s favorite cities, to art and beyond, RESIDE by Sotheby’s International Realty explores the best of luxury living.

On only the second episode ever of the RESIDE podcast, Deb Tebbs, CEO and Founder of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty was selected to discuss Portland’s nightlife, what makes the city so unique, and discover the eclectic culture of Portland.

You can listen to the full episode by clicking here.


Eve Dreher | Director of Marketing & Creative Services at Cascade Sotheby's International Realty

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty invests in a marketing and communications leader with luxury and lifestyle brand experience. Eve Dreher will guide marketing and communications strategy for Pacific Northwest markets in addition to ensuring an extraordinary customer experience. Dreher will lead marketing and branding campaigns to leverage the power of prestigious Sotheby’s brand.


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.


Sotheby’s International Realty® Brand Exceeds Record $112 Billion in Global Sales Volume for 2018

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC has reported that in 2018 its affiliated brokers and sales professionals achieved more than $112 billion USD in global sales volume, the highest annual sales volume performance in the history of the brand. Additionally, 27 affiliated companies surpassed $1 billion USD in sales volume in 2018.

“Experts predicted that 2018 would be a slow year for the global real estate market,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Despite the forecast, our talented affiliated companies and their sales associates continued to perform at the top of their game to drive a year-over-year sales volume increase that is truly remarkable. We are going to keep the momentum going in 2019 and we will continue to empower the Sotheby’s International Realty network by offering innovative products, tools, and research to provide best-in-class service.”

Global Growth

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand also reported growth across its global network. At year-end, the network totaled more than 990 offices in 72 countries and territories and more than 22,500 affiliated sales associates worldwide.

In the United States, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand achieved more than $100 billion USD in sales volume in 2018. This year witnessed continued significant growth by the brand’s existing affiliate companies through talent attraction as well as mergers and acquisitions. Most notably, the brand increased its market presence in Essex and the Acton-Boxborough area of Massachusetts; Greater Portland, Oregon; and Nashville, Tennessee. The brand also entered several key new markets last year, namely, Bandon, Oregon; Huntsville, Alabama; the Sandhills Region of North Carolina; Mendocino, Fort Bragg, and Ventura, California.

Outside the United States, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand achieved more than $12 billion USD in sales volume in 2018 while continuing to expand into key markets. In Europe, the brand grew its presence in Menorca and Madrid, Spain; Sylt and Bern, Germany; Kitzbühel, Austria; Zurich, Switzerland; and Slovakia. The brand also sold the rights to the island country of Cyprus. In Asia, new offices were opened in Colombo, Sri Lanka; and Bangkok, Thailand, and agreements were signed to expand into Jakarta and Bali in Indonesia, and Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam and the Maldives. The brand also saw growth in Mexico City, Mexico; the Metropolitan area of Puebla; Valle de Bravo and Malinalco in Estado de Mexico; and Cuernavaca and Tepoztlán in Morelos.

Marketing Innovation

2018 was an impactful year for the brand with the roll-out of new tools and offerings. Sotheby’s International Realty became the first real estate brand to launch and implement a virtual staging augmented reality app, transforming the home buying and selling experience for sales associates and consumers with the launch of Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty℠. Design Vault, a cloud-based ad-builder tool was also unveiled, allowing companies and agents to create advertising, marketing and social assets with ease. The brand entered a custom-publishing relationship with The Wall Street Journal / Barron’s Group to present RESIDE®, a bespoke luxury lifestyle magazine providing affiliate companies around the world a turnkey solution to creating a customized, branded magazine. The publication’s inception also birthed the brand’s new podcast series. In partnership with Inman, an exclusive channel called Leading in Luxury was launched, featuring experts from the Sotheby’s International Realty brand discussing trends, best practices and innovations in luxury real estate.

“As much as it was revolutionary, 2018 was also an affirmative year for the brand,” said Kevin Thompson, chief marketing officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “The Sotheby’s International Realty brand has always stood at the forefront of innovation in the industry, but we recognize that in order to maintain this standard, we need to continue to press forward. With the launch of new technology and tools, we continued that tradition, always aiming to provide industry-leading levels of service that sales associates affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty around the world are known for.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand website, sothebysrealty.com, saw another record year with more than 30 million visits, a 13 percent increase year-over-year, with 13 percent of traffic generated from new users. Top searches on sothebysrealty.com in the United States included New York, New York; Malibu, California; and Los Angeles, California. Outside of the United States, the top locations searched were London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Lake Como, Italy; and Sydney, Australia.

Additional Achievements

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s affiliated companies and sales associates raised nearly $1 million USD to date for New Story, the brand’s charitable partner and a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The funds raised have gone directly to the construction of new homes in Morelos, Mexico for families who lost their homes in the 2017 earthquakes.

“It was awe-inspiring to visit the families in Mexico whose lives will be forever changed by the generosity of our network,” said White following a recent trip to visit two recently constructed communities in Mexico. “Partnering with New Story as a charitable partner allowed us to extend the services we provide daily: to help people discover homes that allow them to live their best life.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand claimed 40 of the top 250 sales associates in the Individual Sales Volume category of the 2018 REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal The Thousand.” In addition, 12 teams affiliated with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand were recognized as being among the top 250 teams in the nation by sales volume. The annual report ranks America’s top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on 2017 annual sales volume and transaction sides.


First Thursday Art Walk in The Pearl | Spring 2019

Please join us Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at our Pearl office location (1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97209) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the artwork of Aneela Fazal. Delicious wine and appetizers will be served.

About the Artist

Aneela Fazal is a self taught contemporary artist whose modern compositions use color, texture and energetic brushstrokes to evoke emotion in the viewer. Her art possesses a vibrant and powerful energy, created with a carefully balanced pairing of strong and loose impressionistic painting styles. Her art has taken her all around the world with shows in Barcelona, Florence, Monte Carlo, France, Oxford and a yearly show in New York. Aneela’s recent body of work is called “Outside the lines”. The color palette for this series consists of colors that are opposites on the color wheel. The idea behind this is to look beyond perfection and to break some rules.

Artistic Inspiration

Aneela’s daughter is the inspiration behind “Outside the lines”. Aneela noticed her daughter’s ability to look at imperfections in a way that allowed the imagination to take over, and captured this in her artwork. Just like her color palette for this series, Aneela and her daughter are complete opposites. For example, Aneela likes to stay very organized and has a systematic way of thinking, while her daughter has taught her to look outside of the box and break some rules. The medium Aneela is using is Fluid Ink. As it comes in contact with the canvas it has a mind of its own and as an artist Aneela loves this unpredictability.

Aneela aims to draw people to her art and hopes her pieces evoke a sense of joy. Growing up as a kid, Aneela was always the one who wanted to spend hours in her room painting. Aneela could always find a reason to paint and create art, and that has been a constant throughout her life as an artist.

Learn More

For more information about Aneela Fazal, please visit her website: https://www.aneelafazal.com.


Follow the Tasty Trail

It’s no surprise that the Oregon Coast is a destination for food lovers. Flavors arise from the forest, the sea, the farms and the markets along the scenic coastline. Fresh, tasty, authentic and delicious are just some of the words that come to mind.

Sharing these culinary riches with visitors to the coast is the goal behind the North Coast Food Trail, launched in 2018.

The trail isn’t literally a trail, but more like a map, or perhaps a menu, guiding visitors’ way from succulent sip to tasty bite, and suggesting food-related experiences along the way.

The communities of Cannon Beach, the Tillamook Coast and Lincoln City came together to create the trail. From restaurants to cooking schools, farms to farmers market, and even lodging and retail, the trail helps you navigate the northern Oregon Coast with no danger of going hungry.

Here are a few food trail highlights to check out along your next northern Oregon Coast adventure.

Nehalem Bay Winery
Nehalem
Wine tasting, wine sales and special events are held in this historic location year-round.

Kelly’s Brighton Marina
Rockaway Beach
Here’s your chance to catch your own meal. Net a Dungeness crab from Kelly’s dock or a rental boat, and they’ll cook it up for you and your hungry team.

de Garde Brewing
Tillamook
Wild fermented, barrel-aged beers are in a trendy little tasting room in the heart of Tillamook.

Tillamook Creamery
Tillamook
This recently rebuilt headquarters of Tillamook’s famous dairy products is a grand destination full of cheese to taste, exhibits to learn from and a viewing deck into the factory itself.

EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School and Restaurant
Cannon Beach
Owners Bob Neroni and Lenore Emery admit that teaching the craft of cooking is one of the most satisfying experiences of their career. Sign up for a class with homework that you can eat.

Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market
Lincoln City
Since 1949, Barnacle Bill’s has offered high quality seafood, sourced locally on the Oregon Coast, and caught and harvested by two commercial fishing vessels.

The Bay House Restaurant
Lincoln City
One of just three AAA four-diamond restaurants in Oregon, the Bay House serves meals of local, organic and sustainably grown foods from their waterfront location.

Oregon Coast Seafood Festivals

Newport Seafood and Wine Festival
February 21-24, 2019
Newport

Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival
March 7-10, 2019
Cannon Beach

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival
April 26-28, 2019
Astoria

 

Written by Kim Cooper Findling


Cascade Living | Spreading Color and Cheer

When Kathy Deggendorfer was a child, her family owned a beach house in the Taft district of Lincoln City. The time they spent together there and the charms of the ocean were appealing, but to Deggendorfer, the best part of the beach house was what was down the street. “The coolest thing was that there was an art supply store nearby,” she recalled. “I loved visiting that art supply store.”

Deggendorfer’s earliest artistic efforts were to gather rocks and paint them with model paint. Those days at the beach were the beginning of her lifelong, self-taught career as an artist.

Deggendorfer earned a degree in Medieval English with a minor in Italian from the University of Oregon, but soon her interests returned to creating art. “A degree in Medieval English will make you become an artist, apparently,” she laughed. Since the late 1990s, she’s worked primarily as an artist, based in Sisters, Oregon.

Deggendorfer’s original watercolor paintings are easily recognizable due to her tendencies towards vibrant colors, cheerful themes and playful qualities. “There is a lot of angst in the world,” she said. “But my paintbrush won’t go there. There is also joy. Why not record it?”

The natural world, people at play, fishing, camping, dogs, mountains and flowers—these are the themes that turn up again and again in Deggendorfer’s work. “I love patterning,” she said. “As a member of a clothing manufacturing company, it’s all about pattern and color.”

Deggendorfer’s mother is Gert Boyle, the former president and current chairman of the board of Oregon giant Columbia Sportswear. Deggendorfer’s sister and brother are still a part of the family business, which Gert Boyle’s father founded in 1938.

While Deggendorfer doesn’t live in the Portland area and work with the company, as her family members do, the business is still in her blood. She is driven to get her creations out into the marketplace. Much of her work manifests from original paintings into usable products. Her imagery has been transferred to tiles, fabrics, greeting cards and coffee mugs. “I’m from a manufacturing family—I have to go to product,” she said.

Among other things, this approach means that her art is experienced by more people than if she concentrated on only original paintings. Her coffee mugs are held in the hands of hundreds of people each morning; her greeting cards are cheerful finds in mailboxes every day. Larger projects have come her way, too. “My hand-painted tiles have been an entre into public art,” she said. Deggendorfer’s designs grace tile installations in several Portland hospitals including the Casey Eye Institute, First Street Park in Sisters and a large bank in California. “The permanency is greater,” she said of the opportunity to create commissioned work for public display. “Plus, it gives me the opportunity to collaborate with other artists, which is what really rings my bell.”

Fabric is another recent avenue for her work. Maywood Studios, in Portland, began creating lines of fabric from Deggendorfer’s art in 2016. “When you design fabric, an element of a painting can morph,” she explained. Maywood’s designers deconstruct a painting into sub-designs, which are grouped into a collection of fabric ideal for quilt making. One line, called Quilter’s Road Trip, found some fame on a Facebook page called RV Quilters. “It was a win,” said Deggendorfer. “With the help of social media, I became the Kim Kardashian of quilting for a while.”

Art is Deggendorfer’s first love, but philanthropy is never far behind. She has an active presence in the Sisters community and a long history of giving back. She purchased the building that houses her art studio in order to open it up to other artists as an art collective. In 2002, she launched the Roundhouse Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Sisters. The foundation took on a new layer recently, with the purchase of Pine Mountain Ranch, a 100 -year-old working ranch west of Sisters on Whychus Creek.

The ranch is home to several historic buildings, including a 1920s era dairy barn, as well as one of the last three round barns in the state of Oregon. “It’s a retreat space, a place to serve as home to artistic partnerships,” she said. Artists of all types are invited to apply for residencies—six creative artists have been hosted thus far.

As with her aspirations for her art, Deggendorfer is modest, patient and realistic—while also being incredibly determined—about her goals for the ranch and the foundation. “I don’t really know what Pine Mountain Ranch is yet,” she said. “All I can do is make this place where people can create, and talk to each other.”

As the ranch morphs and develops, Deggendorfer will keep getting her cheerful works of art out into the world, too. “Someone told me recently that drinking out of one of my mugs makes them so happy each morning. What better thing could an artist ask for?”

Written by Kim Cooper Findling


Few Homes Remain in Bend's Oakview Development

Oakview offers craftsman style single family homes with customized exterior features to give the neighborhood a custom built look rather than cookie cutter subdivision. The quiet streets are lined with trees, there are no homeowner’s association fees, alley access to attached garages, covered front porches and fencing is allowed. The development is ideal for families, young and old alike, but buyers should move fast–only four homes remain for sale in the development.
Home floor plans in Oakview are designed to maximize space and base models include custom features including stainless steel appliances, solid-surface countertops, hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining room, high efficiency forced air gas furnaces that are A/C ready.  The attention to detail and quality construction is apparent with each home having an individual style and three tones of paint. Full front yard landscaping with underground automatic sprinkling is also included as a standard feature. Homes are priced between $349,900 and $400,000. Home sizes range from 1,500 to 2,300 square feet.
Living in Oakview gives residents access to many amenities including schools, shopping and recreation. Mountain View High School and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School are only minutes away. The Forum featuring Costco, Safeway, Whole Foods and many other retail shops and restaurants is within five minutes as well as Pine Nursery and Big Sky parks. St. Charles Medical Center is also closely located. Oakview residents are close to all of the outdoor benefits that the renowned mountains and lakes of Central Oregon offer: great skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor, climbing and hiking at Smith Rock and plenty of trails and beautiful areas to explore.
The following are the remaining homes in Bend’s Oakview development:
1. 2712 NE Black Oak 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | large bonus room | 2100 square feet | $374,900

2. 2716 NE Black Oak 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | large bonus room | 2100 square feet | $374,900

3. 2713 NE Black Oak 4 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | $389,900

4. 2758 NE Great Horned Place 3 bedroom| 2.5 bathrooms | master main level, 2 additional bedrooms & work loft upstairs | $389,900

For more information on Oakview, contact Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Broker, Becky Breeze.
Becky Breeze
541.408.1107
becky.breeze@cascadesir.com


A Blooming Town

In Southwest Washington, Camas is a former mill town that has transformed into one of the best places to live, work and play in the Portland-Metropolitan area.

Over the last two decades, Camas, Washington has transformed from a former mill town to a thriving city attracting young families and small and large businesses alike.

Dawn Stanchfield, the owner of Lily Atelier, a boutique located in the historic downtown, has been both an initiator and a witness to the revitalization of this 23,000 person city in Southwest Washington. In 2003, she bought a historic colonial home and moved from a neighborhood on Prune Hill to the outskirts of downtown Camas and opened her boutique. “Downtown was charming and on the verge of revitalization,” she said. “I’ve loved living and working here.”

Today, Camas is home to a host of locally owned small businesses as well as larger investment and tech companies, including Fisher Investments and Hewlett Packard. Its proximity to Portland and the Portland International Airport has been a draw for commuters, who have the advantage of being able to live on the income-tax-free side of the Columbia River.

The Columbia River Gorge, nationally renowned for its recreation opportunities, is also a draw. Within Camas, named for a lily native to the area, the Lacamas and Round lakes attract boaters, and there are miles of connected walking trails around the lakes which are popular year-round.

Heather De Ford, a broker with Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, said that Camas is a perfect place for those looking for the “live, work, play” lifestyle. In 2018 and 2019, Camas is the host of the Clark County Parade of Homes, a similar event to the popular Street of Dreams tour of contemporary luxury homes.

Single-family homes make up the majority of the residential real estate market, though apartment complexes and high-rises are in the long-term plans for the town’s future to accommodate for the expected growth of the Portland-Metropolitan area. Much of the real estate is new construction that has been built within the last decade. Portland-Metropolitan area. Much of the real estate is new construction that has been built within the last decade.


Camas
Population 23,331
Average home sale price $473,000
Home value increased 6.4% in the last year
Median income $84,643
30 minutes from downtown Portland


Young families are drawn to the town for the school district, which has regularly been recognized as one of the top in the state of Washington as well as the country by the U.S. News and World Report.

“Over the years, so many people are moving to this area from other parts of the country,” said Stanchfield. “They’re really looking for the sense of community and a great place to raise kids. We’ve watched it grow and develop as people have moved here and invested here.”

Even with the changes, the town has not lost its sense of community or its friendliness and charm. “There’s a big sense of community and support from families,” said Stanchfield. “It seems like the entire town shows up for the Friday night football games.”

Written by Bronte Dod


Unparalleled Illumination

With the return of winter, it’s time to get cozy, and there’s nothing better in the Pacific Northwest than snuggling up with family and friends next to the warm glow of a fireplace. In any room, a fireplace provides ambiance, decorative charm and a warm place to gather. Thanks to new technology, designing with fire has never been more fashionable, fun or environmentally friendly. Whether you’re starting from scratch or remodeling an existing fireplace, here are some of the hottest hearth design trends to spark up your home.

Move Over Refrigerators, Here’s What’s Cool
Based on heat reflective technology originally developed for use by the military, advancements in fireplace heat distribution are unlocking a whole new world of design opportunities in the home. According to Mara McCloskey-Becker, marketing manager for Bend Fireside, these new heat distribution systems guide the convective heat of gas fireplaces from the front of the unit, just above the glass, to a location higher up on the wall. “This reduces the clearance to combustibles and accommodates TV installations closer to the fireplace,” said McCloskey-Becker. By reducing excessive radiant heat directly in front of the fireplace and maintaining a cool wall surface, cool wall systems reduce energy consumption, permit the placement of art and media around the fireplace without heat barriers (mantels), and enable the use of flammable finishes like wallpaper and wood around the unit, providing unlimited options for elevating the atmosphere and style of your home.

Less is More
When it comes to modern fireplace design, minimalism and clean lines are all the rage. “The latest trends in fireplaces that homeowners and designers are really gravitating towards these days are fireplaces that offer a ‘clean face’ frame,” said McCloskey-Becker. “The clean perimeter of the fireplace face really complements the minimalistic contemporary style that’s popular in homes.” This clean face design, with no grills or vents in direct view, delivers a sleek and slim-lined look coupled with large glass viewing areas for a contemporary design that blends seamlessly into its surroundings. It also complements the long, rectangular design of modern linear fireplaces and corner gas fireplaces, trending hot commodities that allow homeowners to create beautiful fireplace feature walls with an arresting aesthetic and eye-catching ambiance. These super-minimal fireplaces leave room for the elements to make their mark.

More is More
Although a longtime living room fixture, fireplaces are a comfort best enjoyed everywhere. In recent years, a fireplace for every room has made a comeback thanks to innovative technology and a growing demand for elemental living. With the advent of the direct-vent fireplace, a chimney and hearth are no longer needed, which means you can pretty much install a fireplace seamlessly into any room without running into ventilation obstacles or space constraints. Position one in your bathroom for a toasty soak in the tub, and place one in the bedroom while you’re at it for a cozy night’s sleep—a well-situated fireplace can make any room snug and warm.

The most popular among homeowners today is the addition of a wood-burning, open-hearth fireplace in the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of every home, and the heart of every home needs a hearth to go with it. A unique wood-burning fireplace designed for cooking adds a welcoming, established feel to a kitchen, creating an intimate space and structural interest. Plus, you can make wood-fired pizza, a delicious luxury born of style and purpose.

Fireplaces—whether gas, wood burning or electric—are a time-honored amenity that never go out of style. No matter what sparks your fireplace fancy, there’s a design that complements your aesthetic sense and personality while showcasing a spectacular fire view in any room of your home.

Written by Mariah Wilson