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The Gargoyle House

By Drew Burchette, February 25, 2020

Sometimes you’ve got to go on a bit of a journey to circle back to where you should have been all along. When I first starting touring homes with Leslie and Andrew they repeatedly referred back to a property that toured before we met. It was called the Gargoyle House (or GH for short). If you look closely at the picture above, you can see two gargoyle centuries flanking the gothic, imported from Europe, front door. Those two represent half of the total gargoyle population.

After touring all the available houses in Lake Oswego and pursuing multiple housing ideas, we finally toured the GH together. There was literally a family of deer grazing in the side yard when we pulled up. The house backs up to Lily Bay which has a narrow canal to the Lake. You could take an SUP or a small canoe from the rear of the house to the center of the lake and back before breakfast everyday, all summer if you wanted. From the east side of the house you look out on to the bay and green forest…it feels more like Oswald West State Park than Lake Oswego. The house is super-unique and it was a bold move to make the purchase. And a fun journey along the way.

Drew Burchette

Principal Broker

I arrived in the real estate business over a decade ago and have since helped scores of people buy and sell their homes. The groundswell that I created in my practice is rooted in the relationships that I have nurtured over the years. My style is educational, and I see myself as the coach and leader of your real estate transaction. My coaching is geared towards empowering you to make informed decisions that will lead to your best possible outcome. I excel at asking the questions that get to the heart of the matter which in turn enables a smooth sale process. Away from the office I am passionate about so many things, but it all begins and ends with my family. My boys are both in elementary school and parenting is an ongoing challenge and joy for my wife and I. We love to travel around Oregon, the East Coast, Mexico and beyond. My passion for surfing, kiteboarding, and fishing help to keep me grounded in life. Read more reviews
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