Welcome to the Classic Street Cottages, a new one-of-a-kind neighborhood on the Oregon Coast — located 1 ½ hour-drive from Portland, and just a few-minutes-walk from the village center of Manzanita and a sandy seven-mile-long ocean shore. The first phase of this neighborhood of 32 cottage-style homes is now under construction. Designed by award-winning Ross Chapin Architects, the community features modestly sized homes nestled around a series of garden courtyards called ‘pocket neighborhoods’.
While most new developments have streets of garage doors and homes oriented to their back yards, the houses at CSC have room-sized covered porches facing a garden courtyard or a quiet walkable street. The houses at CSC are designed for privacy and placed so that no neighboring window peers into another. Layers of ‘personal space’—perennial hedge, low fence, private yard, covered porch—separate the interior space from the more public commons. Private rooms are located farther back or on the second floor away from the activity, and every house has a private backyard or deck.
Selecting a place to call home isn’t just about the structure you live in, it’s also about the activities, attractions and events that give you a connection to your community and make you proud of your hometown.
The quaint, seaside community is situated along seven miles of pristine shoreline perfect for surfing, boogie boarding, camping, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, kite-flying, beach combing, whale watching and sunset viewing.
Fine food and wine is also characteristic of Manzanita, which is home to the Nehalem Bay Winery and dozens of tasty restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and delis. Manzanita also offers a taste of culture with many art studios and galleries.
The Manzanita Golf Course exploits the town’s natural beauty with a nine-hole layout that is constructed on a beautiful hillside overlooking the ocean.
On the north end of town the striking Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain plunges into the ocean and offers a mountainside trail, featuring breathtaking 360-degree views of the Oregon coastline.
Classic Street Cottages have been designed to bring neighbors together and create a sense of community. The first phase of this neighborhood of 32 cottage-style homes is now complete and sold.
Classic Street Cottages is a simpler way of life that engenders a sense of community and encourages neighbors to congregate. With 28 homes to go, phase two will begin shortly.
Phase 3 of Classic Street Cottages Homes coming soon, building to begin January of 2017.
Jim brings many years of residential and commercial land development experience to the Oregon coast. Jim and Joylee Pentz have a personal connection to coastal Oregon. Their love of the Oregon seaside inspired them to create a residential development that is as unique as the coastal landscape itself – a one-of-a-kind “pocket neighborhood” development in Manzanita.
Ross, FAIA, is the founder and Principal Architect of RCA. He is active in his home community of Langley, WA, where he championed the innovative “cottage housing” code that has been used as a model across the country. As a joint development partner of RCA, he has developed a subtle & vital connection between authentic design & place that nourish the individual & community.
For the last 15 years Hans has been working with others to build a year round economy in Manzanita and spent over 4 years working on the Manzanita Planning Commission. His varied real estate background gives him a solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities present in relocating to the coast, decisions in investing in real estate and maintaining a second home.
Karen has sixteen years of experience in residential architecture, nine of which has been with Ross Chapin Architects. As project manager, she has been intimately involved with all stages of design and construction on the award winning Conover Commons and Danielson Grove projects as well as all of RCA’s current ‘pocket neighborhood’ projects.
When you meet Tosha, you will first notice her drive and commitment in making a difference in her coastal community. One of her favorite things about being a broker is helping people begin a new journey in life. She worked in the architecture and design industry for 5 years before making a career switch to work in real estate. Tosha offers a diverse and well-rounded skill sets for both her buyers and sellers.
Reserve your new cottage today! Email / call Hans or Tosha - Living Room Realty with your questions, or set up an appointment to see Classic Street Cottages.
503-780-0210 - Jim Pentz
Manzanita, OR 97130