Sundays are family day at our Multigenerational family estate. My husband and me, my sister and her husband, and our parents live together. Every other Sunday, the two younger couples host the family dinner for all six of us. The rest of the week, we trade days to cook for our parents. Friday, we choose a restaurant to explore. Sometimes we venture across the bridge to Portland, or stick close to home. Recently, we suggested a Camas restaurant and all agreed Neustra Mesa earned the right as one of our family’s local favorites.
We each have our space and plenty of “elbow room for the soul,” inside our homes, and out. It’s a lifestyle we’re seeing more and more of in our Nature As Neighbors Real Estate business. ViewHomes of Clark County™ features homes on acreage with views of nature, and plenty of room for privacy. Over the past several years, we really enjoyed helping our clients sell, or purchase, their own ViewHomes. One day, we realized our souls too were craving a different lifestyle. We enthusiastically said goodbye to our suburban neighborhoods, and have adapted quickly to our rural lifestyle.
For example, we often share the tasks of maintaining the homes and our acre-plus grounds. Recently, we enjoyed an afternoon of clearing brush and pulling out blackberry brambles. We’ve discovered chores are a lot more fun when you do them with people you love being around. My sister has a great sense of humor and her comedic routine makes the most mundane project feel like a party.
If you’re considering a multi-generational lifestyle, we’d be happy to share what we’ve learned. Plus, we frequently sift through the ViewHomes of Clark County inventory and identify those properties with current, or potential, multiple living spaces. Each Sunday, in honor of this increasingly popular lifestyle, we feature a “pick of the week.”
This week, we chose a mid-century 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with two separate, large guest cottages. It sits on nearly seven and half acres in Washougal and features views of the valley and the Columbia River. The buyer’s financing failed after a two month effort, now another family has a chance to scoop this one up. Priced at $649,900 we don’t expect it to last long. ( Update – it’s now Pending, don’t worry we have others we’d be happy to show you.)