We held our client appreciation event at the 2010 Portland Street of Dreams yesterday and had a chance to walk through the three on site single family homes and two of the detached condominiums in neighboring Macleay Overlook. The show pass is good for the main site and three other locations where the $1.7M home is located (near the parking lot at the intersection of NW Skyline and NW Cornell Rd.), the IdeaBox which was supposed to be on-site but rumored to be unable to make it up the hill and the Indigo Condominiums in the Pearl District.
Hearth and Home’s “Transitions” is a modern day split level. It will be a great home for a specific buyer and I wouldn’t be in that buyer pool. The general consensus yesterday was you are either going to love it or leave it. The spaces are very separated and my feeling was that the master bedroom was too small for an asking price of $849,000. It has the best territorial views of the homes in Cresap Summit. Note: I get to eat my words as it is sale pending according to RMLS.
Renaissance Homes’ “The Graduate” is the most livable and mainstream of the homes. It is LEED gold certified and the floor plan is repeatable on other building sites. It doesn’t surprise me that it is presold. The home has a blend of “show trim” and what the buyer has specified. The lot is surrounded by other lots so it has a much more manicured yard than the other houses that are able to use the natural beauty of the site.
Hearth and Home’s “Refinement” had the best coolness factor for me. It’s a modern home, a far cry from our 1902 historic home. It is listed for $869,000. The a builder also has a proposed home next door listed in RMLS for $869,000.
Eight of 16 detached condominiums are completed in Macleay Overlook. The two we walked though have open lofted master suites to the living area but the builder said that is easy to enclose.