Renaissance Homes is constantly pushing design boundaries. After all it’s what you’d expect from Portland’s top homebuilder. Building a home as beautiful as they are efficient takes dedication but it’s what this local builder strives for.

For over 30 years Renaissance has built the premier communities in the Portland area and has created a name for itself as the builder’s builder. Renaissance debuted its city homes in 2010 to cater to close-in Portland neighborhoods. Renaissance’s Vintage and Metro style homes are built in the most desirable Portland neighborhoods and are all LEED certified. Homes with this designation heat and cool for around 100 dollars per month depending on the size of the home.

All Renaissance homes – whether built in the city or suburbs – come with an impressive lineup of energy efficient designs.  Renaissance uses the Rain Screen siding system which combats the inevitable Pacific Northwest moisture with an innovative way to keep water leaks at bay. It’s designed to channel moisture in a protective air cavity and let it drain without entering the home.  It’s so successful that Renaissance team members haven’t heard of a window or door leak in over ten years.

Polar Blanket insulation is another standard feature Renaissance uses to further the home’s efficiency. This insulation system fills the home’s wall cavity entirely filling even small areas around pipes outlets and cables. The R value of this system is 23 and drastically helps to reduce utility costs by reducing pesky air leaks. This ‘blanket of insulation’ keeps the home cool in the coveted Portland summers and toasty in the winter months.

Located in Portland’s crown jewel suburb Renaissance’s homes in Lake Oswego are the best of both worlds. Just 20 minutes from downtown Portland and situated in one of Oregon’s best school districts this area is hard to beat. Renaissance secured individual lots to build custom-designed homes melding superior craftsmanship open floor plans efficient designs and breath taking finishes together in these once-in-a-lifetime abodes.

Nestled 30 minutes from downtown Portland Renaissance’s Milwaukie community features large garage spaces a variety of floor plan options – including master on the main styles – and close proximity to walking trails and wilderness retreats. In the mood for a movie at the cinema? Historic Downtown Milwaukie is a short drive away.

Just south from Milwaukie is Renaissance’s Wilsonville community. Situated on the Willamette River this special community highlights Renaissance’s design expertise with cape-cod inspired exteriors re-imagined floor plans and heightened interior finish choices. Every home comes with a deeded boat slip on a private dock.

Renaissance’s homes in West Linn feature spacious home sites and energy efficient floor plans in one of Oregon’s best hometowns. Historic Willamette is a nearby destination for dinner shopping or grabbing coffee with a friend.

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