2019 Clark County Parade of Homes heads into final weekend

This year’s event, held at Dawson’s Ridge in Camas, features seven luxurious homes

CAMAS — The 2019 NW Natural Clark County Parade of Homes will come to an end Sunday at Dawson’s Ridge in Camas. This year’s event, which opened Sept. 6, features seven luxurious homes from six different builders.

The 2019 Parade of Homes will continue through Sunday and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day this weekend. Ticket sales will close at 6 p.m. each day.

Tickets are $12 at the door and can also be purchased online at $10-plus fees at www.clarkcountyparadeofhomes.com. Children 12-and-under are admitted free of charge.

Directions to Dawson’s Ridge are as follows:

• From I-5 or I-205 take WA Hwy 14 East to SE 192nd Ave.

• Take the SE 192nd Ave. exit and head North on SE 192nd Ave.

• Turn right on SE Brady Road

• Take a right on NW McIntosh Road

• Turn right onto NW Dawson Ridge Drive

• Pull into the site and follow signs to parking area

• ADA Parking: Use directions to General Parking and follow signs to ADA parking

Rules:

• No strollers, high-heeled shoes, or backpacks allowed in homes

• Do not bring food or drinks in the homes

• No smoking allowed anywhere on the premises

• You may be asked to remove shoes, or to put shoe covers on, before entering each home

• No pets allowed on event grounds

For more information on the 2019 Clark County Parade of Homes or the Dawson’s Ridge neighborhood, go to www.canorealestate.com/poh/ or call (360) 823-3333.

Here’s a closer look at this year’s homes featured at the Parade of Homes:

Chateau Angelo

Forged Custom Homes

Forged Custom Homes offers The Chateau Angelo, the only remodeled home ever featured in the Clark County Parade of Homes. The home is over 8,000 square feet with six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

The exterior of The Chateau Angelo, a home remodeled by Forged Custom Homes and featured in the 2019 Clark County Parade of Homes. Photo by Mike Schultz
The exterior of The Chateau Angelo, a home remodeled by Forged Custom Homes and featured in the 2019 Clark County Parade of Homes. Photo by Mike Schultz

The original French Chateau design has been expanded to include stonework, stucco, board and bat wood, a completely new kitchen, a new three-garage and a stunning entry wood piece that displays the clients’ initials.

The Chateau Angelo, by Forgest Custom Homes, has a French Chateau design that includes eye-opening stonework. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Chateau Angelo, by Forgest Custom Homes, has a French Chateau design that includes eye-opening stonework. Photo by Mike Schult

When ClarkCountyToday.com met with Forged Custom Homes builder Morall Olson on the opening day of this year’s Parade of Homes, Olson marveled at the views offered in the master bedroom.

“It’s got a commanding view of the Columbia River,’’ Olson said. “(The master bedroom) basically has a 360-degree view all the way around the bedroom. That’s got to be one of my favorites.’’

Olson then added, “and then just the character, the home itself, it’s just kind of a fresh, French country look with the red terra cotta and red tile roof.’’

Olson also pointed out another highlight of the home, the kitchen.

“We were able to take some beams out and open it up, so that it was an open concept,’’ Olson said of the kitchen. “And again, it just has another commanding view out of that room as well.’’

The kitchen in the Chateau Angelo features views of the Columbia River. Photo by Mike Schultz
The kitchen in the Chateau Angelo features views of the Columbia River. Photo by Mike Schultz

The Chateau Angelo features:

  • Only remodeled home in the Parade
  • Territorial views of the Columbia River and Portland Metro area
  • French Chateau style with striking red tile roof
  • Added 1,800 square feet to original structure
  • Front entry includes live timber beams and exposed steel
  • Exterior walls include stonework, stucco, and bat and board wood
  • Entirely new kitchen with new appliances, DeWils cabinetry and stone countertops
  • New 3-car garage with living unit above
  • Converted the previous dining room into a mudroom and powder bathroom
  • Front entry features custom wood piece with the client’s initials
  • All new HVAC, plumbing and electrical through entire home

The Mira Verde

Glavin Homes

When ClarkCountyToday.com caught up with Glavin Homes’ Niall Glavin on opening day of the 2019 Clark County Parade of Homes, we asked the builder what was his favorite aspect of The Mira Verde.

“Every aspect of the house is,’’ Glavin said proudly. “Walking through the entry and then you get to see this grand, great room with the three tiers of windows and the masonry fireplace. It’s just a beautiful sight to take in.’’

The great room of Glavin Homes Mira Verde features three tiers of windows and a masonry fireplace. Photo by Mike Schultz
The great room of Glavin Homes Mira Verde features three tiers of windows and a masonry fireplace. Photo by Mike Schultz

Glavin Homes’ focus is on sustainable, green-certified construction. “We put decades of home building experience into creating your perfect space,’’ Glavin said.

The exterior of Glavin Homes’ Mira Verde is shown in this photo. Photo by Mike Schultz
The exterior of Glavin Homes’ Mira Verde is shown in this photo. Photo by Mike Schultz
The kitchen of Glavin Homes’ Mira Verde is shown here. Photo by Mike Schultz
The kitchen of Glavin Homes’ Mira Verde is shown here. Photo by Mike Schultz

The Mira Verde features:

  • NGBS Gold certified home
  • Masonry fireplace goes up two stories
  • Stairs and landing look down into great room
  • Guest suite downstairs includes a full bath and walk-in shower
  • Downstairs features den with natural walnut built-in cabinets
  • Dining room includes painted built-in cabinets and wainscoting
  • Wet bar (or butler’s pantry) between kitchen and dining room
  • Workout room attached to master suite with rubber mat floors and mirror wall
  • Built-in bbq on back patio with quartz countertop under covered space in backyard
  • Black framed windows from Milgard against white trim for a clean Farmhouse look

The Aurora

Cascade West Development

For more than 25 years, Cascade West has provided fine homes throughout the Pacific Northwest with superior value and distinctive styling. Cascade West specializes in listening to their home buyers and then customizing a floor plan to put their needs and dreams into reality.

The entry way of Cascade West Development’s The Aurora is shown in this photo. Photo by Mike Schultz
The entry way of Cascade West Development’s The Aurora is shown in this photo. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Aurora, built by Cascade West Development, features a spectacular view, pool and outdoor living space. Photo by Mike Schultz
The Aurora, built by Cascade West Development, features a spectacular view, pool and outdoor living space. Photo by Mike Schultz

The Aurora features:

  • Three large accordion doors opening great room to the back deck
  • Massive 1,500-square-foot great room/kitchen/dining room opens to 850-square-foot deck
  • Natural wood beams in kitchen and great room
  • U-shaped gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry with additional walk-in pantry
  • 14-foot ceilings throughout great room
  • Arcade room, built around retro gaming consoles found in old arcades
  • Large recreation room that opens up to the pool, with shuffleboard, darts and movies
  • Mediterranean blue in-ground pool, sunbathing area, and custom fire pit
  • Indoor sauna, changing room, and bathroom leading to outdoor pool
  • Full regulation-size indoor retractable batting cage and regulation half-court basketball court

The Hamlin 

Affinity Homes

Over the past two decades, Affinity Homes has helped thousands of clients build custom homes. And throughout those years they’ve strived to be able to create a simplified approach to the homebuilding process, making it easier than ever for homebuyers to realize their dream.

The exterior of The Hamlin, by Affinity Homes, is shown here. Photo by Mike Schultz
The exterior of The Hamlin, by Affinity Homes, is shown here. Photo by Mike Schultz

“We are intent on understanding not only what our client wants but needs,’’ Affinity Homes officials state. “So we work diligently to capture every detail of their vision in the final home design. The success of this company isn’t measured by how many homes we build or sell. It’s measured by the experience and excitement our clients have and feel when they’re finally able to walk into the house they’ve always wanted.’’

The outdoor living space of The Hamlin, by Affinity Homes, is shown in this photo. Photo by Mike Schultz
The outdoor living space of The Hamlin, by Affinity Homes, is shown in this photo. Photo by Mike Schultz

The features of The Hamlin include:

  • Brick reclaimed from an old library
  • Two facing garages with adjoining porte-cochere framing the courtyard
  • Exposed sand finish concrete driveway
  • 20-foot ceilings in great room
  • Master bath includes shower drying system by Airmada
  • Custom built walk-in closet and vanity in master bedroom
  • Media room with 82-inch TV and Dolby Atmos theater system
  • Kitchen features two refrigerators, three dishwashers, 48-inch range, and double oven
  • Craft room with movable island
  • Custom indoor built-in dog kennel

The Nakshatra

Axiom Luxury Homes

As a premier Portland and Vancouver “Luxury Home” builder, Axiom Luxury Homes officials are continually asking themselves just what makes a home a “Luxury Home.” 

“We realize the definition of a ‘Luxury Home’ is different for every customer, and therefore we strive to go above and beyond in all aspects of our home building process, making each home a ‘Luxury Home’ for our clients,’’ officials stated.

The exterior of The Nakshatra, by Axiom Custom Homes, is shown here. Photo by Mike Schultz
The exterior of The Nakshatra, by Axiom Custom Homes, is shown here. Photo by Mike Schultz

Axiom Luxury Homes understands that honesty, integrity and overall homeowner satisfaction are the cornerstones to their long-term success. “We build every home not only to satisfy our clients at the end of the project, but focus on providing so much more than they’ve expected, that they will use us again in the future,’’ officials stated.

Axiom Custom Homes’ The Nakshatra is a California Modern-style home. Photo by Mike Schultz
Axiom Custom Homes’ The Nakshatra is a California Modern-style home. Photo by Mike Schultz

The Nakshatra features:

• California Modern-style home

• Views of the Columbia River and Portland outskirts from 2nd story terrace

• Includes two master bedrooms on separate floors

• Each master includes a walk-in closet, bathroom with tub

• Custom natural marble from India in countertops, fireplace, and backsplash

• Kitchen includes separate Miele fridge and freezer built-in to the cabinets

• Two oversized multi-slide doors allow the great room to completely open to back patio

• Large creative room with built-in bookshelves

• Clear glass doors on 3-car garage

• Traditional Puja shrine room with custom hand carved door from India

The River’s Point

Cascade West Development

For more than 25 years, Cascade West has provided fine homes throughout the Pacific Northwest with superior value and distinctive styling. Cascade West specializes in listening to their home buyers and then customizing a floor plan to put their needs and dreams into reality.

The exterior of The River’s Point home, on of two by Cascade West Development at the 2019 Clark County Parade of Homes, is shown here. Photo by Mike Schultz
The exterior of The River’s Point home, on of two by Cascade West Development at the 2019 Clark County Parade of Homes, is shown here. Photo by Mike Schultz
Three oversized accordion doors allow access from the great room to the outdoor living area of Cascade West Development’s home The River’s Point. Photo by Mike Schultz
Three oversized accordion doors allow access from the great room to the outdoor living area of Cascade West Development’s home The River’s Point. Photo by Mike Schultz

The River’s Point features:

  • Features incredible views of the Portland skyline
  • Features open floor plan, with views visible from anywhere in the house
  • Includes two master bedrooms on separate floors
  • Each master includes a walk-in closet, bathroom with tub, and deck
  • Chef inspired kitchen with 14-foot by 4-foot island and quartz countertops
  • Kitchen includes separate fridge and freezer built-in to the cabinets
  • Three oversized accordion doors allow the great room to completely open to backyard
  • Guest suite for aging family on main floor
  • Upper and Lower Outdoor Living Areas featuring BBQ, Dining, Fireplace, Water Feature and Observation Decks
  • Library study on upper floor with built-in bookshelves and observation deck

Virtual Reality House

MC Custom Homes

Mike Creamer, owner of MC Custom Homes has over 30 years of experience in the custom home building and remodeling industry.  Creamer has a passion for quality custom home design and new innovations in design and building.

Over the years, Creamer has won awards for excellence in home design and building.  He has built a solid foundation from which his clients can rest assured that their project will be managed with professional results and attention to detail. Creamer has spent the past 20 years assembling a team of high quality subcontactors in the Southwest Washington area.

Creamer and his team of professionals have made it their goal to make the home building experience an enjoyable one.  High standards coupled with an astute eye for detail is designed to make sure that clients will have a home they will be proud to own.

The Virtual Reality House, by MC Custom Homes, will be completed in June of 2020. Image courtesy of 2019 Parade of Homes
The Virtual Reality House, by MC Custom Homes, will be completed in June of 2020. Image courtesy of 2019 Parade of Homes

View the interior of the home in virtual reality:

  • Grand fireplace with totem pole wood carving from local artist from the Chinook Tribe
  • Master bath with large tub and incredible views
  • Custom build-in furniture, wood carvings, door handles and interior screen wall

Once built, the exterior of the home will include:

  • Views of the Columbia River and Portland Metro from patio
  • Rain chains from gutters flow into pond on the side of the property
  • Solar panels on garage roof add energy efficiency
  • Infinity hot tub and sunken fire pit with rounded seating on patio
  • Western red cedar decking
  • Overlapping water features and fully landscaped yard
  • Home and deck both hang off the cliff face

Visitors are invited to return and view the fully finished and furnished home during the New Homes Tour in June 2020.

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