541 SW Maplecrest, Portland, OR - As GREEN as it gets!

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Home Stager with Key Elements Inc. Home Staging & Interiors

$689,000 Luxury Redefined:  LEED Platinum Residence is Tops in Sustainability
** ML# 8101863 ** Contact David Todd at Roots Realty ** 503-267-4197 **

2600 square feet 3 BR, 2 BA  Built in 2008

Exterior LeapFrog House

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As GREEN as it gets! 2600 s.f  of comfort, ease and adaptability. 3 bedroom 2 bath home features open-plan living areas with tons of natural light. Radiant heat floors benefit in comfort and conservation, as do efficiencies from water heating system, and Energy Star windows. The loft-style look features floating concrete counters, locally sourced rough-sawn beams, gorgeous Pacific Madrone butcher block counters; and beefy timber stair treads made from a tree that had to go to make way for the house. Delight in the custom cabinets, induction cooktop, convection ovens, high-end appliances, hot water accelerator, and built-in recycling center. Natural finishes in the home eliminate indoor air pollution found in most new homes from offgassing products so you’ll BREATHE easy here. Sound doable? That’s only the beginnning of the story! The superlatives that can be attributed to this home stem from its LEED Platinum status:

•    Super-insulated envelope and ground-source heat pump minimize energy demand , and OPTIONAL 6kW solar array* maximizes energy generation

•    Fully permitted potable rainwater system for nearly 100% self-sufficiency (6,000gal. underground cistern means low to zero water bills at least October - July)
•    Extremely durable, low-maintenance, non-toxic materials and finishes

•    Locally sourced, sustainable materials throughout

•    Flexible floorplan will accommodate a wide range of lifestyles

•    All within minutes of the city and just steps to Tryon Creek State Park

Located in Southwest Portland with a beautiful southern exposure. Space includes upstairs loft, dedicated office space. The 600sf bonus space allows the OPTION to build out as an apartment, master suite, or studio*. As your life and needs change, this floorplan can adapt with you. Leave the commute behind--live, work, play, and entertain at home.

Visit www.TheLeapFrogHouse.com where you’ll find detailed info on the heat pump, solar system OPTION, potable rainwater system and build-to-suit OPTION You’ll also find a description of the brilliant, collaborative forethought that has gone into designing this home and its unique systems.

LeapFrog house great room view

High-Efficiency Woodstove

Dining Area and Kitchen

Office area

View back to front door

Rough-sawn timber beams

Induction Cooktop, modrone counterrtop and custom cabinets

 

Main Level bath with concrete countertop

 

Beautiful floating concrete counter surfaces

Stair treads from tree harvested on site


** ML# 8101863 ** Contact David Todd at Roots Realty ** 503-267-4197 **
* PRICING OPTIONS AT: http://www.rootsrealty.com/ForSale/541_SW_Maplecrest_Ct_Description.htm

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KEY ELEMENTS INC. 
HOMESTAGING & INTERIORS SINCE 2001
COACHING SELLERS  *  RENTAL FURNISHINGS  *  COLOR  CONSULTING
RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS INTERIORS  * WINDOW COVERINGS


Accredited Home Stager Paula Springer and the Key Elements Staging Crew partnered with the broker and seller to prepare this property for sale.  Leveraging existing features and benefits with cost effective enhancements, we specialize in consultations for sellers of all kinds, whether in occupied listings or vacant properties. Where is your WOW factor? Count on our experience and creativity to find it and show it off so everyone falls in love with it.


CALL PORTLAND’S PIONEER IN STAGING FOR A FREE QUOTE
Paula Springer 503-515-4427

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Maggie Baumbach
Search Homes for Sale in Maryland at HelpShop.com - Reisterstown, MD

This house makes me relax just looking at the photos. I bet it is amazing in person.

Dec 16, 2008 05:44 PM #1
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Paula ~ This looks like a great home.  Could you let us know, did you incorporate "green" practices into the staging?

Dec 16, 2008 06:57 PM #2
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Pete Jalbert
The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. - Paia, HI
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Nice listing Paula. It is green AND beautiful.

Dec 17, 2008 12:50 AM #3
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Paula Springer
Key Elements Inc. Home Staging & Interiors - Portland, OR
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Maureen, Sorry to go away so long...I will provide answer to question soon which in general is YES.

 

Dec 24, 2008 02:59 PM #4
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Paula Springer
Key Elements Inc. Home Staging & Interiors - Portland, OR
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Maureen,

At last I have returned to you with an answer, but found it way too long and fashioned it as another blog. Kindly go to this blog for my reply and I would love to hear our or any other comments on how you are doing at greening stagings in the field and within the business.

 http://activerain.com/blogsview/860981/How-Green-the-LeapFrog-Staging

 

AND HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! HERE'S TO A BRIGHT 2009 WITH PROMISING NEW HORIZONS

Jan 01, 2009 05:15 PM #5
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Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CEP Realtor, Etc.

JUST lovely and so appropo to the house style and elements.  LOVE your work my dear.  But then I knew you were talented.  I did read your follow up post, it's very good too.

I would be interested in hearing what Maureen is doing as well.  Share, do share. 

Jan 02, 2009 02:00 AM #6
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Mary DeBella
Northwest Staging & Redesign - West Linn, OR

Beautiful work Paula.  Your choice of natural products, colorful accessories, and textures really compliment the homes interior.  I know that sometimes we stage "light" green when we don't even know it - for example with cotton fabrics, fruit, shells, woods, etc.  You have created warmth and interest in an area that could have been cold.  It's exciting to see a huge amount of technological advances that are emerging in a way to create a whole new "stamp" on our world.  We have come a long way from just flourescent lightbulbs and low VOC paints.  Leap Frog Along!

Jan 02, 2009 01:05 PM #7
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Paula Springer
Key Elements Inc. Home Staging & Interiors - Portland, OR
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Maggie- Glad you stopped by. The house really is amazingly cool.

Maureen - You have inspired an entire new post. Thank YOU!

Pete - The owners, architects and builders all did such a fabulous job on the LeapFrog house indeed.

Terrylynn - Much thanks for visiting. Yes lets share all we can about moving sustainability forward.

Mary - Boy Howdy have we come a long way. Still a ways to go...waiting for price of new green upholstered goods to be reasonable!

Jan 02, 2009 01:40 PM #8
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Mary DeBella
Northwest Staging & Redesign - West Linn, OR

Paula-

You might check in with Mastercraft Furniture - I know they were exploring environmentallyt friendly fabrics for some of their lines.  Just a thought.  I told them if I was going to do more business with them, they will need to pursue that!

Jan 02, 2009 11:35 PM #9
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Christopher Johnston
The Johnston Team - Metairie, LA

This home is awesome. I would love to see more homes like this in my area.

Apr 20, 2009 08:36 AM #10
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Great one.. Very cool and best place to live..

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