1996 – Oregon Sunset
4953 sq ft – 3 bds / 4 bath
Original Price: $839,000
Corner window wraps, elevated kitchen, private master loft
- Best Kitchen
- Best Master Suite
Rick Bernard’s Street of Dreams home for the 1996 event was featured by the The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland in their special home edition. The following are excerpts and images from this contemporary and innovative custom home.
This year’s home takes advantage of the site to provide architectural interest and spectacular views from every room. Interior designer Susan Green complements the contemporary design with a transitional interior. She incorporates a touch of the Oriental to accent the clean architectural lines. Neutral tones and natural materials tie the high-ceilinged rooms together.
Susan selected four-inch plank maple flooring with a natural finish throughout the main level. Granite and tumbled marble in neutral shades pull it together, and recessed lighting softens the effect. Expansive windows in every room (18-foot windows in the great room!) pull in the natural light, and decking on every level lets homeowners move from indoor to outdoor living. Wood banding joins corner windows in the den, great room and master suite for both strength and beauty.
Each room has its dynamic touches – the brass and black sink in the powder room, horizontal granite banding in the main fireplace, recessed “toe-lighting” at your feet in the master bath and slate in the lower level.
Rick Bernard of Bernard Custom Construction believes in personal attention. And for him, bigger isn’t better. Rick limits the number of homes he builds each year so he can be personally involved in every aspect of every job. For Rick, personal attention is key to his satisfaction and to each client’s satisfaction.
With more than 20 years in the field, and 15 Street of Dreams homes, Rick understands what clients want when they hire a custom builder. His degrees in landscape architecture and psychology help him make the home in each client’s imagination become a reality. Rick is pleased to offer – without obligation – a consultation on building your own “dream home.”