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2016 NW Natural Street of Dreams ® Winners


People’s Choice

Best Landscaping, La Dolce Vita, Haggart Homes

Best Interior Design, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best Outdoor Living , La Dolce Vita, Haggart Homes

Best Architectural Design, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best Kitchen, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best Kitchen Silver Merit, Mon Coeur, Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best Master Suite, La Dolce Vita, Haggart Homes

Best of Show, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best of Show Silver Merit, La Dolce Vita, Haggart Homes


Realtor’s Choice

Best Landscaping, La Dolce Vita, Haggart Homes

Best Interior Design, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best Outdoor Living , La Dolce Vita, Haggart Homes

Best Architectural Design, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best Kitchen, Dolcetto, Elite Development Northwest, LLC

Best Master Suite, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Tie - Best of Show, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Tie - Best of Show, Dolcetto, Elite Development Northwest, LLC


Professional’s Choice

Best Landscaping, La Dolce Vita, Haggart Homes

Best Interior Design, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best Outdoor Living , La Dolce Vita, Haggart Homes

Best Architectural Design, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best Kitchen, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best Master Suite, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best Craftsmanship, Mon Coeur, Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

Best of Show, Quintessence, Northwest Dream Homes, LLC & Stafford Homes & Land, LLC

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NW Natural Homebuyer Preference Study Reveal: Homebuyers Say

For over forty plus years, street of dreams homes have presented innovation in interior design, landscaping, materials and equipment in the homes that made living in the Northwest, just better. Visitors continue to take away ideas for their own home projects and remodels. The builders of street of dreams homes historically have selected natural gas as their energy of choice, with good reason.

It has been known for years there is a strong preference for natural gas for its efficiency, cooking, heating and water heating within NW Natural’s service territory. However, there has not been a clear answer to the questions, “how much do homeowners prefer a natural gas home and how much are they willing to pay for natural gas amenities?”

Those important questions were recently answered through a study completed by Market Strategies International, a market research consultancy with deep expertise in consumer/retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and telecommunications.

During February and March 2016, Market Strategies surveyed a representative sample of consumers who recently bought or planned to buy single-family detached homes in NW Natural’s service territory in Portland, Salem and Vancouver to gauge the value they place on natural gas services and amenities.

Findings

  • Natural gas is important. Nearly 9 of 10 (88 percent) people who recently bought or plan to buy a house ranked having a home with natural gas service as “important” to them.
  • Natural gas is affordable. The top two reasons homebuyers prefer natural gas is affordability followed by better for cooking, heats better and it’s a more efficient source of energy.
  • 9 of 10 pick the gas home. Given the choice between two otherwise identical single-family homes offered at the same selling price, 9 of 10 said they would pick the home with all natural gas appliances versus the home with all electric equipment.
  • 9 of 10 would pay $50,000 more. 88 percent of homebuyers would choose the all-natural gas home – even if they had to pay $50,000 more for it than for a comparably outfitted, all-electric home at an average price of $381,000.
  • The higher the home price, the higher the preference for gas. At home values of $600,000 or more, nearly all (96 percent) homebuyers said they would spend an extra $50,000 on a home with premium natural gas amenities.

To learn more about the study and results check out https://www.nwnatural.com/residential/preference

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Taste the Offerings Each Wednesday at the Street of Dreams G

Nothing captures the essence of summer like a backyard BBQ or cook-out. Warm sun, blue skies, family, friends, and canine buddies all anxiously await those burgers and hot dogs flippin from the grill. But there’s so much more about grilling than just burgers and hot dogs.

Join Chef Mark Mosler from the NW BBQ and Grilling School each Wednesday at noon to learn how to prepare a delicious meal on your natural gas grill. Here’s a list of his menu items for each week:

AUGUST 17, 2016

  • Broiled True Cod Mini Tostados with Grilled Salsa Fresca
  • Grilled Hot Fresh Veggies with Horsey Ranch Dressing
  • Southern Style Classic Egg Salad on Grilled Rustic Sourdough Cheese Toast with Garlic Butter and Cheese Slices
  • Salmon Steak with Beurre a la Noisette: Brown Butter, Lemon Juice, and Fresh Chopped Parsley
  • Roll Around Grilled Apples with Cinnamon-Sugar and Whipped Topping

AUGUST 24, 2016

  • Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Roasts
  • Charred Veggie Skewers Basted with Tarragon Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Shrimp Scampi on Soft, Toasty, Garlicky Bread
  • “London Broil” Flank Steak Marinated in White Wine, Capers, and Worcestershire served on a bed of Fresh Baby Greens
  • Grilled Fruit Skewers

Chef Mosler will offer attendees tips on natural gas grilling from starters and side dishes to the main course and dessert. You can sample delicious items from each week’s menu, beginning August 3.

Come taste the offerings from a professional chef who prefers grilling with natural gas. Admission to the presentation is free with admission to the Street of Dreams and sponsored by NW Natural and Standard TV & Appliance.

For more information, check out http://www.streetofdreamspdx.com/events/food

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Win a $20,000 Dream Yard Makeover

Celebrate dream living by entering to win a $20,000 Dream Yard Makeover. Look for signs at the 2016 NW Natural Street of Dreams.

One lucky winner will receive a DCS Natural Gas Outdoor Grill, courtesy of Standard TV & Appliance. The commercial quality grill includes rotisserie and smoker, warming rack, grease control system and three burners with 25,000 BTUs of power.

The Artisan Gas Fire Pit, provided by NW Natural, is a gorgeous table with a custom acid wash concrete top with crystal fire copper burner and glass guard.

Stone NW adds beautiful stone benches to the outdoor makeover prize list. Stone seating is a statement piece as well as a practical addition for outdoor entertaining.

In addition to the grill, the fire pit, and benches, outdoor flooring, landscape design, heirloom roses, plant installation, lawn care equipment and more will be provided to the Dream Yard Makeover winner.

So be sure to look for signs to enter for your chance to win or click here to get more information on the Dream Yard Makeover.

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Be Still My Heart

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The 2016 NW Natural Street of Dreams features two natural gas products that are a must-see.

The first, the French Blue Lacanche Sully 1800 Traditional range, ovens and warming cupboard, is the centerpiece of the kitchen.

The Lacanche Sully 1800 Traditional is made to order, hand assembled in Lacanche, France. Nine burners, as fully equipped as your neighborhood bistro or café, herald the beginning of countless healthy and savory menus. This beauty will only be found in one home at the 2016 NW Natural Street of Dreams, Mon Coeur – builder, Stafford Homes & Land. The Sully 1800 at 71-1/16″ wide has it all: a stepped array of up to nine natural gas burners plus two ample ovens and a warming cupboard. Wow! To learn more about Lacanche, France manufacturing, check out the video at www.frenchranges.com/roots/lacanche-history/

The second must-see natural gas product is the DaVinci 6630, a custom 66 inch three-sided linear gas fireplace, presented in Quintessence – builder, Northwest Dream Homes/Stafford Homes & Land. This fireplace features a contemporary three-sided glass design that showcases the fire from multiple view points and provides a dramatic focal point in any room. The modular design of the DaVinci allows for custom build Bay Fireplaces in lengths up to 252 inches (21 feet) long. For more information, go to www.davincifireplace.com

General Info

Energy Efficiency, Fine Design Showcased in

41st Annual NW Natural Street of Dreams®

Five Homes with Vastly Different Styles Overlook

23 Acres of Vineyards in West Linn

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — The 2016 NW Natural Street of Dreams®, the annual luxury home event produced by the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, will take place on Pete’s Mountain in West Linn. The event offers the unique opportunity to tour five luxury homes on the cutting edge of design and efficiency. Complete with a barrelhouse for private entertaining, and sweeping valley and vineyard views, the site serves as a haven for all visitors. The show runs daily from July 30 – August 28, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

“This year’s homes encompass everything from the most luxurious, high end style to sensible NW living –complete with efficient water management systems,” said Rachel Trice, vice president, membership, marketing & events, Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. “Add to this each homes’ incredible mountain views in the background, it is truly the finest collection of homes we’ve seen yet.”

Many opportunities to be inspired

The NW Natural Street of Dreams is a popular event for visitors looking to update their own home—whether planning a new kitchen, bathroom, or a whole house. There are countless opportunities to be inspired by an overall look, a specific product or simply by the experience. The Home Builders Association connects consumers with remodelers, suppliers, and all types of housing service providers in the Portland metro area.

The homes featured in the 2016 NW Natural Street of Dreams are:

Energy efficiency is constantly improving

For the Home Builders Association and its members, energy efficiency is a top priority. With that in mind, each of this year’s Street of Dreams homes provides an Energy Performance Score (EPS) and feature energy efficient appliances and utilities. Unique amongst energy efficient homes is the Quintessence home; an Earth Advantage Certified Platinum home. An Earth Advantage-certified home incorporates design elements, systems and materials that create superior indoor air quality, use natural resources responsibly, protect land and lower water usage.

The Quintessence home also features efficient natural gas fireplaces in the several rooms. ““NW Natural’s Street of Dreams visitors will have the opportunity to see a variety of beautiful gas fireplaces in each home this year. The ideas will flow with a large assortment of styles installed in bedrooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, living rooms and outdoor living spaces,” said John Frankel, NW Natural marketing manager. “With the simple push of a button on a remote control, these highly efficient fireplaces immediately create a relaxing, cozy and romantic atmosphere.”

Making a difference in the community

The proceeds for the NW Natural Street of Dreams helps the the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland with the important mission to keep housing affordable for everyone in the market. In addition to working with local jurisdictions on housing affordability and other important issues, the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland works to advance issues and candidates who are pro-business and pro-housing.

Visitors to the Street of Dreams will have the option to pay an additional $1 per ticket, for which the proceeds go directly to the Home Builders Foundation. The Foundation, the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, builds and remodels shelters for families in our community.

Special Events throughout the show

Throughout the month, visitors will be able to enjoy the Street Bistro; an outdoor café with snacks, meals, beverages, music, and a variety of events for the entire family:

  • Chef Series (August 3, 10, 17 and 24): Visitors learn to master their own grilling skills from the professional chefs at the popular NW BBQ & Grill School while enjoying delicious samples and wine tasting.
  • Celebrate Veterans Event (August 11): Free admission for current and former military members and up to three family members.
  • Style at the Street (August 23): The evening features a fashion show, food, wine, and entertainment.

For additional special event information, visit: streetofdreamspdx.com.

Tickets

Tickets are available online at streetofdreamspdx.com for $17 dollars. The NW Natural Street of Dreams®, established in 1975, is the premiere event of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland and the best attended home showcase in the United States. This year’s event is presented by Community Financial/Banner Bank and Standard TV & Appliance.

About NW Natural

NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 707,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at nwnatural.com.

About the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland

Since 1942, the Home Builders Association has been an indispensable resource for consumers searching for affordable home options. The Home Builders Association proudly represents the housing industry to the government, media and the public. The Home Builders Association produces and manages many outstanding programs and tours in the Portland area, including: The premier NW Natural Street of Dreams®, the Tour of Remodeled HomesTM and the Fall and Spring Portland Home and Garden Shows®. For more information, please visit hbapdx.org.

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