Where have I been hiding? I finally built my ADU= accessory dwelling unit. Or Granny Flat. Or Mother Inlaw Apartment. Or Sellwood Studio. Or my retirement home.
Now that it is completed, I will be sharing with you the process, the decision making, the pits, the falls and the finished product!
It started here last April 2013 getting the permit.
So The Before and After photos are fun. You know my love of garages but this old one could not be saved.
There were no footings, and half dry rotted out- so on to new construction.
This shows the Original Cottage in front- the scale fits the yard & the other home
Here is the architect Emily Refi. We met 3 years go when I wanted to start the project, she was pregnant and I was not ready so we reconnected a year later. Emily now works at Waterleaf Architecture and is very busy.
So what would you do with all your stuff packed in your garage?
Do you need it- do you park your car- is it a holding bin?
So glad to be back!
I am so excited to introduce you to Michele Reeves, I just met her myself this week at the Waluga Masonic Lodge in Lake Oswego. The meeting that Michele was presenting was “Fundamentals of Thriving Downtowns”. You all know how I thrive to promote urban downtown living and that I am very active in being a stakeholder for a vibrant downtown for Lake Oswego, marketing two condo projects, Stafford Commons and 555 2nd st Condos for the last five years.
Michele is an urban strategist with extensive background in commercial real estate, development consulting, project management, and retail leasing. She founded Civilis Consultants to help cities improve their downtowns by teaching the building blocks found in successful commercial districts. Working together with stakeholders, she takes those essential elements and uses them to help communities construct detailed and achievable plans for revival.
Who would not love this savvy consultant and her fast paced informative presentation- she is known nation wide!
The next series of workshops will included the following- Analysis and Recommendations Presentation- short term goals and concrete steps
Field Trip of “Do’s and Don’ts” in the City
Marketing and PR workshop “every downtown should have a clear idea of the experience it wants to provide”
Be sure to connect with Michele at www.civilisconsultants.com and www.cityoflakeoswego.com for more information.
See you downtown at the Saturday market for all the Turkey fixins! Cheers ck
George Rogers Park
As many of you know Aging in Place is a big focus of my work (see definition below) and having this knowledge truly helps my clients make their lifestyle one that will last!
Aging in place refers to living where you have lived for years, typically not in a health care environment, using products, services, and conveniences which allow you to remain home as circumstances change.
This Saturday, the local remodeling firm, Neil Kelly will be hosting a wonderful event:
The “Home for a Lifetime” Fair…
Click below to download the flyer for more info:
Home for a Lifetime Poster
Should be a fantastic, informative and inspiring day!
For more information about Aging in Place go here.