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9278 SW 171ST AVE • Beaverton, OR 97007

MLS# 18341438
Beds: 4  Baths: 4.1  Year: 1990  SqFt: 3640   Price: $799,000Pending

9278 SW 171ST AVE • Beaverton, OR 97007

MLS# 18341438
Beds: 4  Baths: 4.1  Year: 1990  SqFt: 3640   Price: $799,000Pending
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Success Stories for September 2017

This month’s diverse set of Success Stories is peppered around the Northwest. We have one in North Portland, one in Oregon City, and one in Longview, Washington. 
Please feel free to reach out with any questions you or your loved ones have about anything real estate related! I have a professional media team dedicated to producing the best print and online marketing.
Together, let’s make your home the next success story!

12641 Pavilion Pl – $384,000

Sold in 2 days, $17,000 over asking!
Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 | 1,993 sqft.
This corner lot traditional home features beautiful gardens and a wraparound backyard complete with a covered, lit patio. Recessed lighting, oversized windows, kitchen island, corner fireplace, and more!


Check out the TrueView site for more photos and videos.





903 Nevada Dr – $265,000

Sold in 8 days, $10,000 over asking!
Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 | 2,276 sqft.
This home in Longview, Washington boasts a fully-equipped kitchen, standalone fireplace, hardwood floors, and more. The vaulted ceilings and upstairs skylight add a finishing touch to the sprawling backyard. 
Check out the TrueView site for more photos and videos.




3144 N Kilpatrick St – $515,000

Sold in 2 days, $16,000 over asking!
Beds: 4 | Baths: 1 | 2,166 sqft.
This distinctive Cape Cod style home in North Portland marries the original style and details with modern upgrades. The interior is classically remodeled, and the home features new plumbing, roof, siding, and furnace. It also boasts a restored kitchen and a private bamboo oasis! Located in a vibrant area – close to shops and the MAX light rail.


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September 2017 Sneak Peeks

Check out this month’s sneak peek! I have a gorgeous foursquare home in lush Southeast Portland. The foursquare style was made popular in the early 20th century for being a simple and practical response to detailed and ornate Victorian-style homes.

Foursquare home in Southeast Portland – $425,000 to $450,000

A classic Portland foursquare home with an updated interior, including hardwood floors, master suite, spacious kitchen, and attached garage. Located in the desirable Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood, this home has plenty of room – from the attic bonus room to the large lot with RV access or room for an urban farm! 
Quick info:

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Feet: 2,112

Celebrate NW Architect William Fletcher

Two women stand in front of a gleaming example of what Mid-Century Modern homes entail.

Post and beam construction, floor to ceiling fireplaces and windows, pitched roofs; these are just a few notes you might have found in a mid-century architect’s house plans in 1960. They’re also the distinct features of modern homes built during the era and are part of what shaped the style known as Mid-century Modernism. Its innovators broke from architectural styles of the earlier century in that mid-century architects looked to bridge indoor and outdoor landscapes in ways not seen to that point.
In the Pacific Northwest, architects like William Fletcher lead the charge in designing these homes and were met with unique regional challenges in light and rugged landscapes. Fletcher and other Oregon contemporaries John Yeon, Pietro Belluschi, John Storrs and Van Evera Bailey helped shape the NW Regional Style of architecture, sometimes referred to as Northwest Modernism.
Next month Restore Oregon hosts their annual Mid-century Modern Home Tour which celebrates mid-century modern homes and this year’s tour shouldn’t disappoint as it marks the first time William Fletcher’s residential works have ever been open to the public. The tour will feature several homes where tour goers can see period details, construction and Fletcher’s style.
Of the tour and why Restore Oregon chose to spotlight William Fletcher this year, Director Peggy Moretti explains, “We wanted to recognize the many ways Fletcher shaped the Pacific Northwest Modernist movement, and to celebrate his work in a meaningful way.”

William Fletcher.

Fletcher began his career in 1955. His influences stemmed from the works of Mies van der Rohe and the International Style movement. He went on to open a practice in downtown Portland on 14th street, Fletcher, Farr, Ayotte, now known as FFA Architecture and Interiors. There Fletcher worked alongside other noted architects, Saul Zaik, Donald Blair, John Reese, Frank Blachly, Alex Pierce and designer George Schwarz. They loosely became known as “the 14th Street Gang” and together worked on residential and commercial projects spanning the decade.
Fletcher’s style reflects modernist principles of the time. His homes were constructed of native wood found in the Pacific NW and incorporated geometry and proportion into the environment of each site. His designs worked with the landscape and made use of placement to create light-filled buildings, Fletcher later designed The Rex Hill Winery and Black Butte Ranch where he incorporated many of the same features.
Restore Oregon’s Mid-century Modern Home tour is in its seventh year and has grown. “In our first year, we had several hundred attendees and attendance has more than doubled since then. We feel this presents Oregon’s interest and appreciation of these vintage places. Our mission is to preserve, reuse, and pass forward the historic places that make our communities livable and sustainable.”
“We are proud to add pacific northwest modernism to our list of places that are meaningful for Oregonians,” says Moretti.
This year’s self-guided tour takes place on Saturday, September 23rd. Ticket holders will have complimentary access to two companion events: a lecture on “The Life, Works, and Legacy of William Fletcher, Master Architect Who Shaped Pacific Northwest Modernism” and an exclusive after-tour party hosted by Rejuvenation. The lecture is open to the public without a tour ticket for a suggested donation of $10.

Event Details:
Mid-Century Modern Tour of Works by William Fletcher
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
$45 General Admission / $35 Restore Oregon Members
Ticket purchase required; includes complimentary lecture and after-tour party
Lecture: “The Life, Works, and Legacy of William Fletcher, Master Architect Who Shaped Pacific Northwest Modernism”
By Troy Ainsworth, Principal of FFA Architecture and Interiors, Inc.
Friday, September 22, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Held at Design Within Reach
825 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Open to public; $10 Donation (Complimentary with purchase of Mid-Century Modern Tour ticket)
After-tour Party: Celebrate Fletcher at Rejuvenation
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Exclusive after-tour party open only to Mid-Century Modern ticket holders
Held at Rejuvenation’s Flagship Store in SE Portland
1100 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

2017 Green Builder of the Year Awards

Attendees gather for the 2016 Earth Advantage Green Builder of the Year Awards luncheon and ceremony at Blackberry Hall, McMenamin’s Edgefield.

What are the awards?
Earth Advantage will soon host a panel of three outside judges–drawn from the Oregon building and real estate community–to deliberate and award the 2017 Green Builder of the Year honors.
Begun in 2012, this will be the 6th year that Earth Advantage has recognized outstanding achievements in energy efficient and sustainable building practices by those developers and builders certifying their homes to the Earth Advantage Homes, Earth Advantage Multi-family, or LEED for Homes green building standards.
The judges oversee a process that grants twelve different awards across a broad spectrum of categories. Award categories include Zero Energy Builder of the Year, Custom Builder of the Year, Volume Builder of the Year, Hall of Fame Builder of the Year, Multi-family Project Team of the Year, and Lowest EPS Score of the Year. The Energy Performance Score (EPS), by Energy Trust of Oregon, is the energy consumption metric used by the Earth Advantage Home Certification program to award performance based energy points in their green building program. There is also a thirteenth award, but this one is determined by Earth Advantage residential team members.
Since 2015 the Earth Advantage technical field staff have independently voted for the Construction Manager of the Year. After all, they know who runs the most efficient job sites and produces sustainable buildings with the minimum amount of delay in the construction schedule. While the first twelve awards are presented to a building company, the Construction Manager of the Year award has the individual’s name engraved on the plaque.
Who is Earth Advantage?
Earth Advantage is a nonprofit, green home certification program that guides builders in constructing energy efficient, healthy, durable homes with minimal waste of resources. With over 15,000 single family homes and 7,000 multifamily units certified in the Pacific Northwest, Earth Advantage is a leader in advancing the goal of creating better buildings in our region. One of the oldest green building programs in the country, with roots dating back to 1992, Earth Advantage is the largest green building program in the nation that inspects the homes they certify with their own in-house staff of technical field inspectors. This wealth of experience has led them to become one of the most active providers of the LEED for Homes green building certification in the country.
Builders from all across Oregon have been recognized for outstanding leadership in green building practices.  

A group of Earth Advantage builders enjoy a round of golf after the awards in 2015, an annual part of the event.

Central Oregon leader SolAire Homebuilders has been recognized as an Earth Advantage Hall of Fame Builder and Woodcraft Building, Inc. has won the Custom Builder of the Year category. What really sets the Central Oregon builders apart from the rest of Oregon is the category Lowest EPS Score of the Year. Three times Central Oregon builders have won this category, which almost always means the homes have EPS scores approaching zero (0). To put it another way, these homes are Zero Energy homes, meaning they consume so little energy that on-site renewable energy production through the use of solar photovoltaic panels provides 90% or more of their annual energy load. Timberline Construction, WH Hull Company, and Woodcraft Building, Inc. have all won Earth Advantage’s Lowest EPS Score of the Year award.
Portland area builders have demonstrated the region’s deep commitment to green building. Noyes Development exemplifies this leadership role, having won Volume Builder of the Year in 2013 and 2014, Hall of Fame Builder in 2015, as well as Most Platinum Certified Homes in 2015. Everett Custom Homes has been recognized as Volume Builder of the Year in 2015 and 2016, and they also were awarded for the Most Platinum Certified Homes in 2016. In addition to Noyes Development, Hall of Fame builders from the Portland area include Stone Bridge Homes NW, Ethan Beck Homes and Marnella Homes.
The Salem builder most recognized has been Bilyeu Homes, who was the Zero Energy Builder of the Year in 2016, in addition to winning the award for Custom Builder of the Year in 2015.
Who are the judges?
The judges for the 2017 Green Builder of the Year awards are Hilary Bourassa, Thomas Anreise and Kaitlin Torney.
Hilary is the principal broker at PDX Green Team. Passionate and well versed in sustainable building features and technology, she’s an accredited Earth Advantage Broker and an ADU specialist.
Thomas is a Technical Manager at CLEAResult. A well-known building scientist throughout the Pacific Northwest, Thomas launched Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Next Step Homes program several years ago and is currently managing their Efficient Home Initiative.
Kaitlin is the Sustainability & Education manager at the Portland Metro Home Builders Association. In addition to running the HBA’s Home Performance Council, Kaitlin is in charge of the annual BuildRight conference in Portland and other events throughout the year that train appraisers to correctly assign the proper value to high performance homes.

Left to right: David Heslam, Executive Director – Earth Advantage John Mead, Founder – Cellar Ridge Construction Carson Benner, Director of Construction – Cellar Ridge Construction

I know the award winners are working hard to use less energy and take care of our environment – because it’s the right thing to do! What recognition do they receive? 
Award winners are presented with beautiful and sustainable bamboo plaques, as well as a full suite of 2017 Green Builder of the Year digital logos (for print and internet use) specific to the awards they won. Additionally, past award winners are listed on the Earth Advantage web site. Judging takes place on August 10, 2017 and the winners are announced on September 7 at the annual Earth Advantage Golf Invitational and Luncheon.
For more information on Earth Advantage’s Green builder of the Year awards, click here.
Written by: Peter Brown; Earth Advantage- Director of Building Certifications