Lake Norman Waterfront Estate

Ready, Set, Play: 10 Homes for Sports Enthusiasts Luxury Defined spotlights trophy estates with world-class facilities for sports and recreation, health and well-being learning, let’s consider the other things a home can provide: Playtime. Families don’t unite only at the dinner table or watching television together. Family bonding also happens on the tennis court, basketball court, … Continue reading “Lake Norman Waterfront Estate”

Home Office Designs: 3 Unexpected Ways to Bring the Outside In

Make working from home work for you—and turn your workspace into a sanctuary—with advice from top interiors experts. Integrating elements of nature into your home office design might not be a new approach—it’s been a trend in well-designed office spaces for years—but it has benefits you might not be aware of. Google’s Zurich headquarters famously … Continue reading “Home Office Designs: 3 Unexpected Ways to Bring the Outside In”

What’s inside Portland’s historic and new mansions? Here are 10 for sale

By Janet Eastman | The Oregonian/OregonLive Timber barons, bankers and merchants erected trophy homes in Portland’s toniest neighborhoods a century ago. These mansions boasted a mahogany-rich ballroom, library and music room, and a conservatory could be seen across the manicured grounds. Today, mansions are defined in a different way: Sure, they’re still huge — 8,000 … Continue reading “What’s inside Portland’s historic and new mansions? Here are 10 for sale”

Evergreen Aviation founder’s Oregon estate cost $18 million; auction bids start at $2.25 million

The Evergreen International Aviation empire, once one of Oregon’s largest employers, had its ups and downs, and so has the riverfront estate the bankrupt company’s late founder Del Smith erected alongside the Willamette River in Dundee. More than $18 million was poured into the 46.6-acre property at 22111 Riverwood Road and yet, over the years, … Continue reading “Evergreen Aviation founder’s Oregon estate cost $18 million; auction bids start at $2.25 million”

Those Places Thursday: 920 Westpoint, Lake Oswego, Oregon – An Ewald Pape Design

This gorgeous house on Lake Oswego (near Portland, Oregon), was designed by my architect first-cousin-twice-removed, Ewald Theodore Pape (1894-1976), in 1936 – but it took a little while for me to verify it.  Thanks to Terry Sprague of Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate, the broker who currently has the house listed for sale; Kelley Woodwick, Anne … Continue reading “Those Places Thursday: 920 Westpoint, Lake Oswego, Oregon – An Ewald Pape Design”

Room With a View

Interior design trends in doors and windows today lean towards the bigger the better. Large scale glass doors and windows are becoming more and more popular. The west coast benefits from stunning scenery from the waterways, coast to mountain ranges to expansive city views. Blending the indoor and outdoor living spaces makes sense. Not only are … Continue reading “Room With a View”

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