The GHID Blog

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Portland Interior Design Firm, GHID Sneak Peek Of The American Dream Home

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We're getting even closer to the reveal of the Street of Dreams, The American Dream and we can hardly contain our excitement! I'm personally floored with this home and Westlake Development's, Gerald Rowlett. His passion and mission to make the nation's first ever Street of Dreams Made In America home is very unique. His efforts spur additional jobs locally and across the nation, as well as showcasing all of the nation's talent.

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- Creates the social, economic and environmental impact

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- While it does cost about 3% more to build a Made In America home, 75% money spent on this $2.1 million dollar home will stay within the local economy

- Reallocate only 5% more MIA product in every new home we would 220,000 to the economy of over $14 billion into our economy

Progress Photos Of The American Dream Street of Dreams Home

Gerald Rowlett was featured on KGW in late June and it shows off parts of The American Dream home - if you haven't seen it already, check it out here!

Master Woodworks Main Staircase

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Left: The descending volute installed and sanded in The American Dream. Right: The descending volute panel for the staircase at Street of Dreams home.

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Left: The fireplace before it received the patina. Right: Fireplace was ready to be installed into The American Dream. Stay updated on Master Woodworks progress on their Facebook page.

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Customizing Tile Work For Your Home

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These are some fabulous sketches for the custom tile work that Custom Mosaics business owner, Margaret Kuhn put together with our designers. She worked closely with Lisa and Garrison to design and present the Street of Dreams clients with four tile options. Once the clients selected the pattern, the larger curved elements were fabricated by a local water jet cutter. The Boyce & Bean glass was then hand-cut and laid into the background by her studio. The mosaics were face mounted and handed over to the expert installers at Paragon Tile & Stone. Like Boyce & Bean and Paragon Tile & Stone on Facebook.

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These gorgeous shower walls, shower inset and floor tiles were provided by Pental Granite & Marble! Like them on Facebook here.

How Do I See This Gorgeous Home In Person?

Location: 2013 Street of Dreams & The American Dream “Stonehenge” in West Linn (directions available here)

38th Annual Street of Dreams @ “Stonehenge” in West Linn Saturday, July 27th thru Sun, Aug. 25th Open Every Day – 10am to 9pm $15.00 – Kids 10 & Under are Free Info:

We can’t wait to welcome you to the American Dream on July 27-August 25.

Stay Up-To-Date Through Social Media + More

Staying up-to-date on the latest and greatest happenings at The American Dream is going to be easy! Like Westlake Development or GHID on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!

Check in while you're at The American Dream Street of Dreams home - we've made a checkin for all you Facebook folks. Don't know how? Learn how to check in here.