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A Street of Dreams farmhouse with industrial features: Oregon Dream (photos) |

A Street of Dreams farmhouse with industrial features: Oregon Dream (photos)

Here’s a style mix that’s bound to get your attention: One of the five new custom homes on the NW Natural Street of Dreams tour is a country farmhouse with industrial, city-inspired features. From the outside, you’ll see steeply pitched roofs and a classic covered, wrap-around front porch.

Open the front door to discover urban elements like a towering steel fireplace and an elevated steel walkway that cuts above the double-height great room. Black-framed windows, a contrast to the white house, draw in light and allow mature trees to be seen from inside.


The 4,822-square-foot house, called Oregon Dream 2017, was conceived by Troy Fowler of Fowler Home + Design and Brittainy Tiffany of Tiffany Home Design, and it was built by Stone Bridge Homes NW.

Can’t miss highlights: At the front door, your eyes sweep past the expansive great room, and through glass panel doors that completely open to the outdoor entertainment space. Settle in near the fireplace or fire pit, or hop into the pool or hot tub.

At the edge of the pool area is another pitched structure, a vaulted recreation garage. Roll up the industrial door to see an indoor basketball court. Another wall of the building has a roll-up window that opens, resort-like, to a counter fronted by bar stools. On the other side of the bar is a complete beverage center with a refrigerator, ice maker and sink.

A large seating area, away from the detached recreation garage and close to the house, is easily served by the oversized, family-friendly kitchen. Here, Tiffany selected white cabinets, quartz backsplash and other simple finishes that are repeated throughout the house.

The master suite on the main floor has a taupe color scheme. The master bath is laid out to enter the large shower on one side, then cross into the drying area and finally the walk-in closet.

There’s a back door in the master suite for parents to go to the outdoor entertainment area. Kids and their friends can be funneled through the mud room off the kitchen, where they can drop their pool towels. Porcelain tiles that look like wood were installed to add an urban-meets-rural touch.

Go back to the great room — the hub of the house, says Tiffany — to notice the blue pine-planked ceiling. The space felt too tall, too “cathedral-like,” she says without the wood. Metal light fixtures with exposed Edison era-like bulbs hang from the sky-high ceiling.

Now, take the metal-railed stairs and follow the walkway landing, past white, built-in bookshelves. Specially milled staircase treads and the very visible wood underneath the walkway were made from a naturally downed tree from the Oregon coast.

Wander through an upstairs bonus room, tucked under the down-sloping side of the roof, and notice the skylights and artist-painted glass barn doors to the media room.

Another hangout near the kids’ bedrooms has an console table made with the reclaimed oak also seen in the jagged-edge mantel over the great room’s fireplace and a display shelf in the kitchen.

Tiffany’s design tip: Decide on the rug, large upholstered seating and occasional tables first. Then give yourself time to experience the space. When you’re ready, add attention-getting lighting, artwork and accessories. Expect to try out a variety of what she calls “pretties” to see what’s best.

“What works on pen and paper, doesn’t always translate in real life,” she says.

Tiffany thinks each room should be distinctive, but the accessories should fit a cohesive style so they can be moved around.

The NW Natural Street of Dreams tour of five new luxury homes, organized by the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, from Saturday, July 29 through Sunday, Aug. 27 ($20, 503-684-1880, streetofdreamspdx.com).

— Janet Eastman

jeastman@oregonian.com
503-799-8739
@janeteastman

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