Are you a dark roast or a light roast coffee drinker? Do you wear a swoosh on your shoes or three stripes? We all have our individual preferences when it comes to what we eat, what we wear, what we drive, and what style of house we live in.
Luckily, in Lake Oswego, you’ll find a wide selection of home styles to consider. From a Craftsman or Cottage/Bungalow in the First Addition, to Traditional in Westlake, to Ranch style in Lake Grove, there are lots to choose from.
Contemporary styles can be found all around Lake Oswego (there are currently 66 listed) and are popular among many Lake Oswego homebuyers for good reason.
- Spaciousness. This quality has taken on extra value with all of us sheltering in place in our homes. The sharp, clean lines of a contemporary home maximize the use of space and also allow for more flexibility as a result. The open floor plans provide a whole host of options for furniture arrangement and put what might be a transitional space in a more traditional home to good use. Many of the newer contemporary homes like the two I have listed, extend that spaciousness to the outdoors, creating outdoor living spaces that are perfect for entertaining and “sheltering in place.”
- Lots of light. Contemporary homes try to maximize natural light with large windows, especially on the southern side of the house. In Oregon, where even our sunny days can get off to a cloudy start, this is a real plus for homeowners. Another thing homeowners enjoy is lower energy bills in the summer when all that natural light flooding in reduces the need to turn on their lights!
- Flexibility. Sticking to their clean lines and utilitarian use of space, a contemporary home is almost like a blank canvas, waiting for you to add your personal touch. Whether that be in the colors you introduce through accessories like pillows or rugs or strategically placed statement pieces, you can find your own personal way of being comforting and welcoming without being cluttered.
- Energy Efficiency. Contemporary homes make efficient use of materials and energy wherever possible. You’ll often find water-saving indoor plumbing, energy efficient lighting and building materials that are sustainable and recycled. That’s good for you and good for the planet.
Let me help match your style with the home you live in! Give me a call at 503.939.9801, check out my website, and/or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’ve been a local Realtor in the Portland metro area for over 30 years and would love to put that experience to work for you!