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What makes the ideal home?

By Steve Buchert, March 25, 2019

What are the most important aspects to the ideal home? Is it a place to be introspective or a place to look outward? Somewhere you accomplish tasks, sit and read or be with friends? Shelter from the storm or a chance be with nature?
248 NW Seblar Ct is in many ways my ideal house. Every room opened out to it’s own Japanese influenced garden. High ceilings with huge windows kept you in touch with what was happening outside but a fireplace and a wood stove kept you warm and secure. A generator kept all systems running should the weather knock out the power, as sometimes happens at this elevation above the city. The home has a serene feel from the extensive use of wood and stone: big solid beams, tongue-and-groove cedar ceilings, oak and stone floors. Distinct intimate spaces to read, craft or play piano opened to each other for large groups. A few steps allowed the house to follow the lines of the gently sloping site. The artful gardens opened to each but still gave privacy for each of the rooms they were connected to. A unique 20′ tall greenhouse provided space to shelter delicate plants in the winter and to get an early start on seedlings. An oversize garage with a loft provided lots of space to do messy projects.
I hope the new owners have many happy healthy years there.

Steve Buchert

Principal Broker

Hi, I'm Steve Buchert, a residential Realtor specializing in the close-in neighborhoods of Portland and the northern Oregon coast. I've been a full time Realtor since 1993 and am proud to say I have built my business on each and every transaction.  Most of my business now comes from former clients coming back or referring their friends to me. I work with both buyers and  sellers and strive to give each the best representation possible. Buyers: I offer extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods and construction techniques to help with the search of the best house. My aim is to keep you focused on your  goals while helping you find the best value and quality. Sellers:  I offer my excellent and innovative marketing skills, utilizing the latest technologies to promote your home and I put my all into getting your home sold for the most money and in a timely matter. For both buyers and sellers I offer top-level negotiating skills and over 21 years experience navigating through a transaction. I'd like to work with you!
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Steve Buchert

Principal Broker


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