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Volume 1 :: Issue 2

Fresh and Local Vancouver’s Farmers Market

Local Talk Officers Row

Extend your Search

Spacious Summer Hills Retreat! |

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Vista Tranquility For More Info/ Photos Text T566515 to 85377

because you are ready to fall in love again.

Welcome to Timeless Elegance: the result of a vision to live simply but beautifully, to create an oasis for art and entertaining, and to connect all rooms to the outdoors. Built of cedar, camas stone and glass, this four bedroom home is made for relaxed living and entertaining. The U-shaped footprint allows the outside entertaining spaces to be a close extension of additional private living space with secluded patios revealing miles of tranquil vistas of mountains and the Columbia River Gorge. Whoever said money can’t buy you happiness doesn’t live here… Welcome to Vista Tranquility

• 2 1/2 + Acres with Mt Hood & Columbia Rivers Views

Offered at US $1,550,000 Address: 29800 SE 32nd Circle, Washougal, WA 98671 Inquiries

• Separate Art Studio where natural light abounds

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• Private Landscaped grounds, including a secluded “secret woods”. • Estate includes buildable view lot • 15 Minutes to Portland International Airport

Professional Real Estate Brokers Cover Home 13001 NE 242nd Ct., Brush Prairie 98606 (Summer Hills)

This beautiful 5900 sq.ft. home boasts a sunny open floor plan with spacious decks to enjoy majestic views. Energy savings ICF construction regulates consistent temperatures throughout the home. Gourmet kitchen with two islands, sauna, and huge game room for entertaining your guests. To see more amenities and view gorgeous photos in the palm of your hand Text T1058302 to 85377

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Note From the Publisher

Welcome to our NEW INTERACTIVE Luxury Magazine

We’re so excited to bring a complete home magazine to SW Washington. With our resources, you can make a “house” your home. Published bi-monthly, House to Home comes to life on your mobile device. Look for our text codes throughout this issue and follow the directions to tour these gorgeous homes in the palm of your hand. We hope you enjoy our new publication as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. Our services are available to: -Architects and Builders -Interior designers and Retailers -Realtors -Mortgage Lenders, Banks and more! Call today!

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Debb Janes 360-608-4900

EcoBroker ~ REALTOR® The Carl Group 3250 SW 164th Ave -Suite 211 Vancouver, WA 98683

As an EcoBroker, Debb combines her love of nature, people and the planet with her profession as a REALTOR®. She can show you how live in more beautiful, comfortable and healthier environment, and save you money! Debb also specializes in new home construction and resale residential properties in Clark County.

Kristen Riggs 503.267.2013

Vice President of Fairplay Realty Elite Designated Broker in WA, Broker in OR – Listing Specialist with The Ozlund Group 800 C Street Vancouver WA 98660

Listing and marketing specialist with The Ozlund Group a dynamic real estate team offering cutting edge solutions with a vast variety of real estate opportunities. Active in the industry for over ten years and licensed in both Oregon and Washington, Kristen offers personal experience in almost every neighborhood of the Portland Metro Area.

is SW Washington’s Premier Home Real Estate Magazine. Recipients of House to Home receive the magazine free of charge, as it is paid for By real estate professionals. Articles are collected for each issue from industry professionals. Advertising / Editorial Inquiries: Judy and Bob McManus 360-518-8383 Page 4

Local Art

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Contents Cover..................Cheryl and Monique 2.........................Heather DeFord 3.........................Cheryl and Monique 4.........................Note from the Publisher/ Contributors/ L.E Burgess 6.........................Rhubarb Crisp Recipe From Roots Restaurant & Bar 7.........................Aaron Helmes 8&9....................James Kimball 10&11................Vancouvers Farmers Market 12......................Bright Design Lab 13......................Local Talk - Officer’s Row 14......................Mereloyd Owens 15......................Martine Gibbons 16......................Willamette Bank

Judy McManus Publisher, Editor 360.518.8383

ARTIST: Barbara Szkutnik TITLE: “Sidereal Glimpse” MEDIUM: Pastel SIZE (including frame): 22” x 32” PRICE: $650 Barbara’s artwork began at an early age while participating in the Toledo Art Museum’s Art Program. After a move to Fairbanks Alaska, she continued to draw while obtaining her advanced pilot’s rating. This allowed her to earn a living by hauling mail, freight, and passengers to small communities along the Yukon and Tanana Rivers. Presently, Barbara is an international airline pilot. This work provides her with continual visual stimulation and the opportunity to observe and paint a wide range of subjects and locations at home and abroad. Recently, Barabara was awarded a first place by Pastel Magazine in the abstract category and her work has also been featured in the Southwest Art Magazine. Her work is represented by the Ballard and Call Art Gallery in Camas, Washington.

Judy McManus, with the help of her husband Bob, have produced The Real Estate Book and other publications for over 18 years. Through their hard work and dedication they have made The Real Estate Book one of the top real estate publications in the country. It has become a trusted name among builders, real estate professionals and consumers. Together, they are committed to making your experience of buying or selling a home a pleasurable one.

Martin Eggiman Art Director/Graphic Designer

Martin has been studying fine art and design since he was child and in 2008 he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Portland. Since receiving his degree he has been working as a freelance designer, for such companies as The Sunset Express magazine and The Real Estate book (SW Washington, Portland, Hawaii, and Tacoma). He is skilled in layout design, illustration, photo retouch and manipulation. Knowing how important it is to his clients and coworker, he is never shy about working extreme hours to complete a project before the deadline.

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Rhubarb Crisp Written by Terri Bashkingy | Photo by Chrissy Moe

Rhubarb Crisp


Southern US and New England area traditional cuisine is making it’s appearance once again on the Roots Restaurant & Bar dessert menu. Brad Root, owner and chef of Roots, is committed to local, seasonal produce, so it is no surprise to find this ruby colored tangy vegetable paired deliciously with fresh sweet strawberries underneath a crisp topping and a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Rhubarb has been used for medical purposes by the Chinese for thousands of years.


The use as a food peaked in the 1940’s in the US, but in the late 19th century, Rhubarb was called the “pie plant” because of it’s use in pies. Ben Franklin was credited for bringing rhubarb seeds to America. Here in Washington we enjoy two harvest seasons of this tart delight; late April to May and late June into July. If you have never tried this complex tangy-sweet dessert, you owe it to yourself to stop by for this amazing creation by our renowned baker, Caralee Blazina. Enjoy one of the “Small Plates” on the dinner menu paired with a glass of sparkling wine and be prepared to be “wowed” as you finish off your culinary experience with the Rhubarb Crisp! What could be nicer? Enjoying this tantalizing experience on the outdoor patio with friends and family. Page 6

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Overlooking The Columbia River Nestled in a sought after Braewood neighborhood on the bluff of Dubois. Property boasts a 28,000 sq.ft. lot with separate living quarters. $1,075,000 Text: T734054 To: 85377 For More Photos!

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Five Acres with views Utterly classic and charming home in a community of 5 acre home sites. Beautifully landscaped with majestic views of Mt. St. Helens. A stunning combination of pasture and evergreen trees. $579,000 Text T1047052 to 85377 for more photos!

Vancouver’s Farmers

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Market You’ll find the Vancouver Farmers Market living up to that mantra from mid-March to October 27th near Esther Short Park. This petfriendly venue is a popular spot for locals and localvores. Eating fresh and sustainable foods makes good sense from a nutrition and flavor perspective. Plus, you’re supporting the local economy and ensuring the longevity of area farmers and growers. Enjoy music and entertainment as you stroll through booths filled with tasty produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, and much, much more. With over 250 vendors, the Vancouver Farmers Market is sure to charm and delight your senses.

Always fresh, always local.

Evergreen Highway modern master bath suite + outdoor living space with bar This was a modern remodel of a Vancouver home overlooking the Columbia, with expansive views. The clients requested a full re-design of their master bath suite; to turn it into a spa-like oasis. While the house is somewhat traditional in form, the clients’ lifestyle leans toward minimalist. bright designlab clad the bathroom in white horizontally stacked tile, Athens Silver Cream heated marble floors from Ann Sacks, and a mosaic shower. The details include a linear drain, double shower heads and frameless glass enclosure. The floating tub is from Wetstyle, with a floor mounted filler. We custom designed a white concrete trough sink, hung a lighted mirror, specified wall mounted faucets which are all highlighted in a niche. bright desighlab worked with the existing architecture, including the glass block windows to let

in light but maintain privacy. The adjacent master closet is true to the minimalist form with custom stainless steel rods on either side, and a single shelf with clerestory above. The lower floor became an indoor/outdoor entertainment space, with a new wet bar with custome cabinets, stone wall, and new wood flooring that extends seamlessly into an ipe deck. Outside you will find formed concrete planters and a concrete hot tub, designed by bright designlab. The contractor who executed the design was Hammer & Hand. Scope: re-plan of master bath and closet suite, lower floor bar, hardscape at exterior. Selection of all materials and finishes, design of cabinetry, selection of fixtures and lighting. Page 12

[ Local Talk ]

Officer’s Row

In the heart of Vancouver lies a preserved treasure that connects us to our roots yet is still progressive with our ever growing city. Whether taking a slower cruise along Evergreen or a stroll in the shade on a summer evening, Officer’s Row offers a calm beauty. Once home to a number of Generals the collection of 22 Victorian houses built in the 1800’s have become a wonderful example of modern mixed use development. Providing residential living among office space, museum area and the grand Grant House restaurant just blocks to downtown shops it is a wonderful pocket ‘hood.

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Waterfall Estate Enter the gates of this exclusive five acre property, meander

through the lush trees and foliage and you will be greeted by your own stunning private estate retreat and breathtaking views. This one-of-a-kind property is complete with a four bed- room and four bath home, a 1300 square foot guest home and an “out of this world” 3700 square foot timber frame “man cave” boasting a huge full custom bar, game area, and unbelievable room for all the toys.

[Helipad Included!] The retreat life- style this home offers includes several unique water features throughout the property, a custom sports court and a nine hole professional putting green. Although only 30 minutes to PDX, this home offers a total sense of seclusion and privacy.

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Martine’ Gibbons Real Estate Broker Remax Equity Group


Martine Gibbons is an expert in the real estate industry over the past 9 years. Her experience ranges from high-end homes, new construction, investment properties and land purchases. She is also an International Real Estate Specialist (I.R.E.S.) having several clients all over the world. Martine is At Home With Diversity (A.H.W.D.) certified and is an expert in Fair Housing princi... ples, skilled in areas of communication. Page 15

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