Why Contemporary Homes Are Popular Choices Among Lake Oswego Homebuyers

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.

  1. 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.”
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

I currently have this brand new Blazer Custom contemporary home listed at 17171 Cedar Road for $1,500,000. It offers all the advantages of contemporary styling along with 5 bedrooms, 4.1 baths and 4,720 square feet. Give me a call if you’d like to see it! View the property on my website at kevincostello.hasson.com

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 costellok@hasson.com 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!






About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at kevin.costello@cascadehassonsir.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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