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Street Of Dreams Sneak Peeks Continue Coming Your Way: The American Dream

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Last night was the Street of Dreams Block Party, where we had the opportunity to tour all of the homes. It was super fun and great to see all of everyones hard work. Now we're only days away from the grand opening of the Street of Dreams, and we're so excited to unveil the made in America home, The American Dream. The home was built by Westlake Development and we couldn't have been happier to be a part of this years Street of Dreams, because we were able to work so closely with Westlake. We can't stress enough that our vendors and local artisans have been such a pleasure to work with and we owe you a huge THANK YOU!

Made In America Bar Lighting

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The rec room in The American Dream home is going to be the place to hang out! It's armed with a bar, shoe shine area, pool table and 90" TV. Oregon Custom Cabinets made all of the cabinetry and custom built-ins in the home, they even made the shoe shine seating area. The upper countertops and ceiling detail is reclaimed wood from American Barnwood Flooring and Design, the lower countertops are from Infinity Countertops and the backsplash is custom face cut by Sprenger Masonry. The lighting in the rec room was provided by Rejuvenation (see in photo above) and Chown hardware. The American Dream Street of Dreams home is Chown's debut in any Street of Dreams home, so we feel very lucky having them.

Made In America Paint Used In The American Dream

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In this space and throughout the home, you'll find furniture from Paul Schatz Furniture, Goodnight Room (in the kids room) and other various GHID decor. The wall finish was complete by the fabulous and talented Jennifer Warren of Five Star Faux Finish. The custom-made fireplace was made by Master Woodworks Inc., a custom workshop that specializes in custom staircases, cabinetry and millwork. You can find their stunning work inside and outside of the home; they created everything from the custom-made handrails and steel panels to this steel plated fireplace.

Paint That Is Healthy For You And Your Family

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You'll smell a new home scent when you walk into the American Dream home, but it doesn't smell like fresh paint because we used Yolo Colorhouse paint. Yolo Colorhouse is an eco-friendly paint option that contains no VOCs and is family-friendly. Make sure to see what else they're proud to say their paint doesn't include!

Landscaping And Custom Staircase Outside Of The American Dream Home

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To connect with Shapiro Didway Landscape Architecture, visit their website.

Some Sneak Peek Shots From Earlier This Week

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 Doesn't this make you want to come out to The American Dream and see what the finished outdoor living room?

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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: www.streetofdreamspdx.com

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

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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.