New vineyard estates in a range of styles, from modern farmhouse to forest lodge, with never-before-seen products will be unveiled Saturday at NW Natural Street of Dreams luxury home tour. For the first time, the 47-year-old summer event, which runs July 23-Aug. 14, will take place in Yamhill County.
People interested in building, buying or remodeling a house who attend the show will be able to learn about advanced construction techniques and the latest interior design trends. Elite Development Northwest’s Scandinavian-style Fika house has popular neutral colors, organic materials and acoustic-enhancing oak slat wall panels.
The area’s top builders, interior designers and landscape architects are showcasing new appliances and building materials such as the Marvin Awaken Skylight with four-sided ventilation that allows you to adjust the light and air circulation.
California Closets has a new wall bed that folds up and becomes a workspace with task lighting, device charging station and storage.
James Hardie debuts its new architectural collection of weather- and fire-resistant exterior panel siding and Portland-based Miller Paint’s new Northwest Color Collection has 132 colors inspired by the region such as gray-white Skier’s View and Moss Driftwood.
The custom homes surpass Oregon’s building codes and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems and other features reduce energy and water needs, and save on utility bills.
Even the largest residence at 6,714 square feet consumes less energy than a modest-size house constructed 20 to 30 years ago, say tour organizers with the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland.
Sustainable and energy-efficient approaches, like tankless water heaters with backup batteries, can be adapted to any home.
And, as always, the new houses selected to be on the Street of Dreams tour have plenty of wow factors.
Fittingly, the estates in Willamette Valley wine country are outfitted with ways to display and properly store bottles of Pinot noir and other grape varieties.
Tour goers will see a custom wall rack to hold a few hundred bottles as well as the Monogram Sommelier that stores red and white wines in two temperature zones and the new Plum Automatic Wine Dispenser, which pours wine by the glass and promises to keep the open bottle tasting fresh for 90 days.
The homes have places for owners and their guests to relax and enjoy libations, from the speakeasy-type lounge hidden in Del Boca Vista’s Hewn house to outdoor living spaces overlooking tidy rows of grapevines.
A home theater with an oversized screen, surround sound system and soundproof walls above the three-car garage at Secor Homes’ Creekside Craftsman house lets everyone settle in for a cinematic adventure.
Fold-away glass doors erase the boundaries between rooms and resort-like backyards equipped with a pizza oven, kegerator or sunken fire pit.
Builder Luke Belanger has four distinctive patios for his Vineyard View Lodge: Off of the great room, kitchen and primarily suite on the garden level, and there is a covered patio off of the daylight basement.
MODPools installed a pool repurposed from a shipping container into the back deck of Elite Development Northwest’s Laurelwood house. Check out the underwater window that frames the property’s acres of woodland.
The show’s main venue is Rose Pointe Estates outside Newberg. Three houses in the hilltop residential community developed by Del Boca Vista are open daily. Another new house, open daily, is nearby, and there are two custom homes in McMinnville that are open Fridays through Sundays. The self-paced, self-driving tour can be completed on different days.
If you go
The 2022 NW Natural Street of Dreams home tour in Yamhill County runs July 23-Aug. 14. The four custom homes in Newberg are open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Show hours for the two custom homes in McMinnville are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. The McMinnville farmhouse by Mike Riddle Construction is closed July 23-24.
Tickets are $20 at streetofdreamspdx.com/p/online-tickets. There is a $10 discount for veterans and active-duty military (use promo code VETS22 at checkout) and first responders (checkout code is RESPONDER22).
Event parking for the main site is at 15299 N.E. Quarry Road, Newberg 97132. From there, visitors take a five-minute shuttle ride to Rose Pointe Estates. For special requests, call the Show Office at 503-603-4500.
Here are highlights of each of the six luxury homes in Yamhill County open during the 2022 NW Natural Street of Dreams July 23-Aug. 14.
A 6,714-square-foot residence called Hewn, inspired by luxury homes in Napa Valley, was built in Newberg’s Rose Pointe Estates by Chandler Willcuts of the Del Boca Vista development company in collaboration with Brittany Tiffany of Tiffany Home Design.
The Vineyard View Lodge is a 6,712-square-foot, single-level house in Newberg’s Rose Pointe Estates built by Luke Belanger based on a house plan designed by Mark Stewart inspired by resorts in the Adirondack Mountains.
The 4,173-square-foot, Scandinavian-inspired house called Fika in Newberg’s Rose Pointe Estates is a project by Jamie Harris and Natalie Long, owners of Elite Development Northwest, with interior designer Shannon Ponciano of House of Ponce and Fowler Home + Design.
The contemporary Laurelwood rural residence with 4,129 square feet of living space on 20 wooded acres was built by Elite Development Northwest and House of Ponce in Newberg, a short distance from Rose Pointe Estates.
Two custom homes near Baker Creek in McMinnville are open Fridays through Sundays.
The 3,981-square-foot West Wind Farmhouse by Mike Riddle Construction sits on one acre in McMinnville’s Wind Country Estates.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072