Welcome to Sonoma, this is my first blog experience so any comments and suggestions/requests are very welcome.

Well we are finally underway with Sonoma, our 2008 Street of Dreams Entry. This will be our 5th Street home. Previous entries were the Alderhouse, Villa Toscana, Chesapeake and LaProvence(visit our website to see these wonderful homes)

Sonoma is in Altamont, a previous site of 4 shows. This year's lots have commanding views to the North, East and West.

Our great team, including Stan Scrutton, AIBD and Ronda Divers of Divers' Interiors with Chuck Buller from Park Place have worked diligently to create a unique and inviting home. Having first selection of the lots, we chose one that has perpetual views of downtown Portland, Mt. Tabor and Rocky Butte continuing to the North with St. Helens and Mt. Ranier. As you view further East, you have Mt. Adams, views of the airport and the entrance to the Columbia Gorge. I would venture to say the views from Altamont are some of the absolute best in all of Portland.

Sonoma, the word describes the feeling and emotion of our home. An open floor plan, master on the main level and windows, windows, windows to capture the spectacular views. Volumes of space yet maintaining a warm and comfortable scale, Sonoma welcomes.

We have taken a different approach to a hillside home, one that minimizes impact. Utilizing the slope as a design feature in the home we have combined conventional foundations and framing with steel piling and framework. Given the bulk of available lots in the Portland Metropolitan area, we are uniquely qualified to complete this type of construction. Using our methods will allow for more cost effective and structurally sound homes on hillside lots. It also allows us to design properties with more usable space and light. Follow our development to watch our solutions!