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A luxe modern home, The Hawk’s View combines traditional luxury finishes with modern design elements to create a space designed for a busy family who enjoys leisure and entertaining time together. It boasts an open layout with great places to entertain, creating a timeless, tasteful space in which your family will feel comfortable and call home.

As you step inside, you are greeted with a staircase surrounded by windows that float between the main level and the third story, a design that lures you in to see more of what this home has to offer. Clean lines and contemporary textures that exude sophistication without being fussy create a sense of calm in the home.

The living room is spacious and inviting, with large windows that expand across the back of the home, showcasing a beautiful view and a large deck that brings the outside in. The kitchen is a chef's dream, with top-of-the-line appliances and a layout that is perfect for hosting dinner parties. Moving through the rest of the house, you can't help but notice the attention to detail in every room.

The bedrooms are luxurious, with tasteful art and beautiful lighting that creates a warm and inviting ambiance. The primary suite includes an extravagant bathroom, boasting a large walk-in shower complimented with top-of-the-line materials. The bathroom leads to a custom closet to be envious of, where you also have direct access to the laundry room. The third floor is a retreat for the kids and includes three on-suite bedrooms and a lounge space to gather with friends.

Bring family and guests together in the lower-level daylight basement: a true modern lounge experience. The bar is designed for gathering with TVs for game-watching, a shuffleboard table, a golf simulator, and a gym. The lower level leads out to an expansive covered patio, where outside you will find another space designed for play and relaxation and complete with lounge beds that hang from above and a sports court.

This family home combines the luxury of a contemporary, well-designed home, with elements that create a perfect space for entertaining and relaxing with loved ones. A home with a cozy living room, a spacious kitchen, and a welcoming outdoor area is designed to bring enjoyment and comfort to its residents.


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Dave Killen

The Oregonian

The Hawk’s View, 2023 Street of Dreams

The Hawk’s View, a home built by Teal Point Custom Homes, part of the 2023 NW Natural Street of Dreams, as seen in Sherwood, OR, on Fri., July 28, 2023.

Aspirational living, big and small, can be explored on the 2023 NW Natural Street of Dreams home tour

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Janet Eastman

Here Is Oregon

Aspirational living, big and small, can be explored on the 2023 NW Natural Street of Dreams home tour.

Do you think you might like to have a concealed prep kitchen, serene bedroom and soothing sauna at home? You can find inspiration for adding comfort and style to your residence, inside and out, at the 48th NW Natural Street of Dreams home tour now through Sunday, Aug. 20.

Walking through a handsome, highly functional home designed by professionals can help you see, touch and experience everything — flooring, furniture and appliances like an induction range — to know if it fits your taste. Something as big as a dual shower or as little as a light switch plate may catch your eye, and from there, your imagination can take off.

Builders, designers and suppliers will be on hand to help you find practical solutions to small inconveniences — a built-in wireless phone charger makes tangled cords disappear — to serious needs, such as an private in-law suite for extended family.

Fantasy features are also on display on the Street of Dreams, from a pinball-themed game room, a cocktail bar equipped with a round ice press and a dry-cleaning machine in a closet. Underused space is cleverly converted into storage or even a secret passage room.

Look for a doghouse embedded into a wall under the stairs at a Northwest modern house. Pets also get the royal treatment with a dedicated dog wash as well as mud rooms with built-in food stations that are less messy than bowls on the floor.

The fun extends outdoors. Walk from a golf simulator in a daylight basement into one of the outdoor living spaces. Beyond the covered patios, stocked with grill stations and resort-style seating, are a hot tub and water features, bocce ball and basketball courts, and views of green spaces, walking paths and Mount Hood.

Aspirational living, big and small, can be explored during the self-paced, self-driving tour that opens the doors to different types of dwellings, from luxury residences in a new Sherwood development, to multigenerational living on acreage as well as standalone tiny homes and offices that can be installed on a lawn.

tour ticket is $27 (children 10 and under are free) and visits to the homes can be completed on different days.

The event’s main venue, which is open daily, is in Sherwood’s Denali Summit development, which has three new residences and an in-progress remodel of a 30-year-old house. Walls are left open to reveal energy-efficient features that qualify for Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentives.

The new custom houses on the tour have been evaluated for their energy performance score (EPS.) This rating is based on efficient building techniques, electricity-saving heating and cooling systems (HVAC), climate-balancing windows and insulation, and features that improve the indoor air quality.

A high-performing, 4,800-square-foot house on the tour has an estimated cost of $200 a month for gas and electricity, which is less cost than a standard newly built home and far less than most existing dwellings (learn more at

Street of Dreams homes are equipped with electric vehicle-charging stations and smart home technology and luxuries such as the Marvin Awaken Skylight with automated air venting, sun-blocking shades and tunable LED lighting.

Other features on the tour, produced by the Home Building Association (HBA) of Greater Portland, are wall-length glass doors that slide or fold away, linking great rooms to patios and gardens. Tour goers will also see seating incorporated into kitchen islands and dramatic floating staircases made of wood, metal and glass.

Temperature-controlled wine columns near dining rooms, beverage centers in family rooms and kitchen appliances in black stainless steel continue to be splurges that can also make life easier.

Garages are now dressed up and more than just a place to store stuff. Floors have a decorative coating, rather than serviceable concrete, making a garage useful as a party place or flexible space.

The Denali Summit site will also showcase two compact dwellings created by Tiny Heirloom’s designers, engineers and builders, as well as an eco-conscious tiny home by Alto and two freestanding studios by Outdoor Office.

In addition to Sherwood’s Denali Summit venue, there are two more residential properties on the tour that are open Friday through Sunday: Garrette Custom Homes’ multigenerational house in Oregon City and Pacific Lifestyle Homes’ house in Beaverton.

JT Roth Construction is the developer of Denali Summit in Sherwood, and has two houses on the tour, including a stripped-to-the-studs remodel of the first house on the land, built in 1992 at 23141 S.W. Curry Ridge Drive. The two-story structure has 5,050 square feet of living space still under construction.

Energy-efficient building science is being employed, which includes extra insulation, and tight construction that prevents drafts and outdoor smoke or pollutants from creeping inside. A mechanical ventilation system brings in fresh air, and double-paned windows deflect heat in the summer, retain indoor heat in winter and reduce the sound of outside noise.

“If you’re doing a remodel, ask us about spray foam insulation, which is really effective,“ said Carol Eisenlohr, an HBA building science consultant who will be at the demonstration house, called Behind the Walls, most weekends. “We can suggest other ways to get Energy Trust of Oregon cash incentives and save money on utility bills every month.”

Energy-saving improvements can be made in phases, said Eisenlohr. “If you have old, leaky windows, replace the large ones and those on the west side of your home first.” She also recommends an HVAC with 95% efficiency, which costs more to buy but pays off by reducing energy bills over the life of the unit.

When completed, the Scandinavian-style house will have single-level living on the main floor, and an upstairs recreation room with a wet bar. The half-acre property is for sale at $2.5 million.


JT Roth Construction built a two-story Pacific Northwest modern house with shed roofs and wood-stained siding and light stucco exterior walls. Inside Miller Paint colors inspired by the region — warm white Mushroom, Chiseled Shale, Forest Walk and Ambiguous Black — work well with the textured walnut seen on a pivot front door to the great room’s fireplace wall that rises 20 feet to the ceiling.

A walnut slab table has a blue river made of epoxy in the center. Hidden doors lead to an upstairs game room, as well as a concealed space off of the pantry and primary suite on the main level.


The house has 4,790 square feet of living space and is based on plans by Mark Stewart Home Design. Interior finishes were selected by Brittainy Tiffany of Tiffany Home Design, who has participated in the Street of Dreams for eight years.


An additional living space with a kitchenette and bathroom on the main level offers privacy to guests or expanded family members. The quarter-acre property at 23067 S.W. Curry Ridge Dr. is for sale at $2,450,000.



An organic modern house built by Mike Riddle Construction and designed by MacKenzie Kauer based on plans by Wavra Design, is called “Lagom,” which is a Swedish word that means “just the right amount.”

The two-level house with 4,821 square feet of living space has a quiet office, sound-enhanced home theater and a 16-foot-long glass wall that opens to a covered outdoor living area.


Organic fabrics, warm woods and natural marble set a serene tone. The nine-foot-tall front glass pivot door leads to rooms with wide-plank white oak floors. The color palette features warm colors by Farrow & Ball. The quarter-acre property at 23066 S.W. Curry Ridge Drive is for sale at $3 million, with Kauer as the broker.


Teal Point Custom Homes built a modern house with two stories and a daylight basement based on plans by Summit Ridge for a Sherwood family.

The entry has large tiles of Epoque Veria Green Italian marble-like porcelain. Kelly Wearstler’s graceful Rousseau Grande modern chandelier helps to illuminate the fireplace in the great room. And the switchback stairs are surrounded by glass panels that rise two levels.


The color scheme throughout the house with 6,040 square feet of living space is Miller Paint’s stark white Slightly Hued, Coal Black, brassy Bronze Lantern and smoky blue Midnight Surf.


LaCantina glass doors open to an expansive outdoor living space with a built-in kitchen, seating and a long dining table overlooking a sports court.

Garrette Custom Homes’ multi-generation house sits on almost 10 acres at 12625 S. New Era Road in Oregon City, and is for sale at $1,950,000. The builder, which caters to people who want a new home on acreage, maintains a one-stop design studio to customize its house plans and orient windows to capture the best views.

The two-story house on the tour has 12-foot-tall walls in the great room and 4,397 square feet of living space. The main house, with three bedrooms, is separated by a three-car garage and an adjacent single-car garage from self-contained second home with an entrance to a living room area, bedroom and bathroom.


“We have built about 5,000 production-based custom homes over the last 25 years and we know how to build efficiently and get pricing locked down,” said Stephen Brooks of Pacific Lifestyle Homes/Garrette Custom Homes.

Pacific Lifestyle Homes has a second new house on the Street of Dreams tour, the three-level Chelan model in Beaverton, which has 3,668 square feet of living space with the option of a fifth bedroom. The finished daylight basement with a bedroom and full bathroom offers a private area for an older child, extended family or guests. The asking price is $1.2 million.

If you go: The 2023 NW Natural Street of Dreams home tour runs Saturday, July 29, through Sunday, Aug. 20. Doors are open 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sundays at Denali Summit. Park at 22900 S.W. Murdock Road, Sherwood. For special parking requests, email


Show hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays for Garrette Custom Homes’ property at 12625 S. New Era Road in Oregon City, and Pacific Lifestyle Homes’ residence at 12455 S.W. Silvertip St. in Beaverton.


Tickets are $27 plus a processing fee at Children 10 and under are admitted for free. The self-paced, self-driving tour can be completed on different days.


The show’s producers, the Home Building Association (HBA) of Greater Portland, donates $1 from each ticket sale to its Home Building Foundation, which builds and renovates transitional housing facilities — 70 projects so far — and supports training at-risk youths in construction industry jobs in the greater Portland region.




Jordan Gray


Bespoke Homes - Chomo Santana Offers a new approach to home construction.

Chomo Santana has been in the construction business since he was 16, where he started out as a subcontractor.

Since then, he’s worked his way up through the trades and added civil engineering and construction management to his background. Now, at 50, he offers bespoke construction as part of his business, Teal Point Homes.

“It's nice to come from the perspective where you're the ‘little guy’ first,” he said.

Founded in 1999 in Lake Oswego, Oregon, Teal Point Homes and Santana are now both a part of Boise. Teal Point Homes opened a second location to service the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas, while Santana relocated his family.

“As a newcomer to Boise, from the outdoor activities to the amount of outdoor concerts, indoor concerts, the Greenbelt, the ski resorts, the reservoir, and 10 minutes away from downtown, it truly is the biggest little town feel that I've ever experienced in my life,” Santana said. “I spent a lot of time traveling around and fell in love with Boise.”

Santana and his business partner, Wynne DeLozier, founded their company on a holistic approach to building new homes, particularly those in the $2 million to $10 million range.

“We just saw a need for that platform that really didn't exist at the time,” he said. “There were a few builders that did something similar, but none had really a full, encompassing, design-build concept like we started. And it took off. People wanted a one-stop-shop where architecture was in-house, construction was in-house, interior design was in-house. And we found in just short order it was just the right recipe.”

To get clients’ dream homes off the ground here in Boise, Santana and Teal Point Homes have created Tesoro: a 17-acre development in the Foothills.

“Everything we do is a one-off design and every home we build is only built once,” Santana said. “We’ve never built the same home twice. Everybody kind of comes with a pretty unique need for what they're looking for. Everything we design is truly custom. Those designs are originated with the actual client. So, they get to hand-pick every last facet of the home, from architecture to layout to finish colors. Every last thing your eye sees is what the client gets to do on our platform.”

While he doesn’t reuse floorplans, Santana said Tesoro has seen a very popular design theme.

“Desert Modern,” he said. “There’s a high level of interest with all the buyers that we've spoke to. So the theme of the development is more just high-end Desert Modern. A lot of flat roofs, a lot of stucco, lots of large windows, and open floorplan concepts.” 

“I knew (Chomo) was looking to get started in our local market as he was already building his personal family home here,” 208 Market Real Estate Founder April Florczyk said. “I located the Tesoro development for sale off market and reached out to Teal Point. This development offered larger lot sizes with it being a 17-acre piece, and I knew would fit well with what they specialize in.”

Santana’s dedication to creating a client’s custom dwelling left Florcyzk excited about the possibilities for the Valley.

“I was impressed with how sophisticated yet relatable he was when working with clients,” she said. “A lot of clients in our market are looking for an option where they have the freedom to do exactly what they want and what they envision in their mind. Chomo works with the clients for sometimes up to two years. And he’s truly creating a relationship with these people.”

While Boise remains a hot market for out-of-state buyers, both Santana and Florcyzk said they’ve seen a lot of local interest.

“In Tesoro right now, 65 percent of our buyers are local buyers who've lived in our marketplace who just couldn't find what they what they were looking for in our market,” Florcyzk said. “I always think that there's a big assumption made that people coming and spending that kind of money are coming in from out of state, but that's not necessarily true.”

Santana has also been singing Boise’s praises to others, including the network of subcontractors he helped develop in Lake Oswego.

“We brought in probably a third of our subcontractor base that was looking for something different,” he said. “And then everybody goes to Boise, and they love it. Just great quality of life, lots of decency, and lots of really good people. And then we've been growing ever since.”

“Boise is now home to myself and my family,” Santana said. “We want to be amongst the community and making sure we’re an asset to the Valley.”

To learn more about Santana and Teal Point Homes, visit

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