|Featured Homes (from 2012)
Mike & Denise Flanders – Sportsman’s Retreat – 4135 Sunnybank Drive, Chelan
This home brings the outdoors inside in a spectacular way. Hand-finished Amish floors, open beam ceilings, and spacious wrap-around decks lend comfort and charm. The outstanding feature of the home is the custom-made iron railings throughout the interior and on the deck as well. Look closely: each section of railing depicts a nature story. The kitchen has been enlarged to approximately 500 square feet, with double ovens, two dishwashers, a huge island, knotty alder cabinets, and a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding area. Each bedroom has rustic, custom-made beds. The owners are classic car buffs: you can see part of their collection in the garage on your way out.
Richard Hylton & Jody Nelson-Dundas — Historical Highlander — 121 E Highland Drive, Chelan
This home, one of the first substantial homes in the Chelan Valley, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Built in 1902 by E.F. Christie, the 2400 square foot residence was named the Richard Hinton Lord House for its owner, an early pioneer in the Chelan area. Over the years, it has been both a private residence and a bed & breakfast. In 2007, the home was meticulously renovated and restored. The yard has been re-landscaped, including new flower beds and patios. Extensive use of craftsman woodwork can be seen throughout, from the wraparound deck to exquisite vintage wood lattice detailing. Beautiful stained glass windows grace the dining and living areas and the inviting kitchen is spacious and warm.
Bill and Merry Sterling – Living by the Lake – 368 Highway 150, Chelan
Nothing beats living by the lake, and this spacious home, casita, and renovated cabana take full advantage of handsome waterfront property. Construction began in 2008, when a very large and stubborn granite boulder was encountered. Incorporated into the overall design, the boulder now divides the main home and casita, a seamless adaptation that compliments the style of the home that the owners jokingly call “Modern Barn.” The heart of the home is the large kitchen that opens to the living and dining areas. A mix of different cabinets and counter materials accommodates Merry’s love of old and new and brings new life to items from the past. The outdoor living area has a warm masonry fireplace, pizza oven, and built-in BBQ.
Darla and Glen Trinka –Upper Crest—119 Crest Drive, Chelan
This home, originally constructed in 2007, is soundly built; open in layout, and full of sunshine. It takes beautiful advantage of sweeping views, including the saltwater swimming pool and surrounding mountains. The dining table, the centerpiece of the dining and kitchen areas, is constructed of redwood and maple burl inlaid with blue dragonstones. Distinctive granite countertops compliment the cherry cabinets in the kitchen and blend beautifully with one-of-a-kind tables. The outdoor kitchen is perfect for entertaining around the pool. As a finishing touch, the current owners recently enclosed the pool area with a unique rock wall that flanks the spa and pool deck.
Joe and Melanie Young – Orchard Heights – 107 Grapevine Drive, Manson
Inspired by model homes at the Bear Mountain golf community, the Youngs built their home in 2006 on six picturesque acres in a former apple orchard in Manson. Their three bedroom, 2½ bath home is 4500 square feet and boasts a four-car garage. Stained glass doors frame the entry which opens into a large great room and kitchen. The panoramic view of Lake Chelan is magnificent, and the picturesque saltwater pool can be seen from almost every room in the house. A floor-to-ceiling stacked stone fireplace accents the generous dining room and kitchen. Don’t miss the unique travertine floors framed by whiskey barrel wood.