Gorgeous Garden-view Home in Washougal - Now Pending

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors



The buyers of this lovely Washougal home know the importance of stopping to smell the flowers. There are plenty on this property. We first met them at an Open House and they fell in love with the home and the gardens, of course. They are downsizing from a very large home, but still want enough space for entertaining and visiting guests.


At 2860 sq feet, with a huge kitchen and dining room, 3 bedrooms, a media room, and an office, the floor plan suits their needs. One of their favorites about the home is a double-sided fireplace in the living room. It creates a wonderful spot to enjoy a fire outside on a covered deck. We have to agree, it's a pretty wonderful feature. 


Their agent called us after the Open House, and after one more look at the property, they submitted their offer. Happily, our sellers accepted and the inspection will be Monday. We aren't worried, as the sellers prepared the property and made necessary minor repairs prior to listing.

We've been hustling to find the sellers a suitable replacement property - a one-level with an easy-care yard. They are in short supply and go quickly. However, yesterday, we finally found it.  We submitted the offer last night and this morning we wait to hear. Waiting is often the most difficult part of any transaction, so we'll stay in touch with our sellers throughout the day, even if it's just a quick text.


Moving can be a bittersweet process and we understand the many facets involved, both on a practical and an emotional level.  It's an honor to help people make the transition to their next adventure.  Today marks the end to a long week, and we are both grateful. We'll likely spend some time tending to our own gardens today. 






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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thank you so much Grant Schneider - this home has a very calm and peaceful vibe thanks to the lovely landscape. I'm sure the sellers will create a similar feeling in their next home. And thanks, we are confident we can get the offer to work. D

Aug 04, 2019 07:54 AM #2
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Debb, I want it, love the backyard like that, would be great to relax out back.

Aug 04, 2019 08:00 AM #3
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Will Hamm it is a lovely spot and a stunning home. This one was a challenge as the showings for this property were very limited. We were pleased that the buyers came to the Open House. 

Aug 04, 2019 08:04 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Debb. Congratulations! It does look like a beautiful home.

Aug 04, 2019 08:16 AM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Congratulations on this pending contract. It is a gorgeous home and portrays that certain lifestyle that obviously the buyers are looking for.  

Aug 04, 2019 08:17 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Debb and Bernie - the outdoor space is such an important factor in the marketing and decision making process of a new home,  An enhancement or a distraction?  It definitely makes a difference for these buyers who saw the abundant benefits of the gorgeous garden areas.    Congratulations on the change to a pending status of your listing in Washougal, WA.  

Aug 04, 2019 08:19 AM #7
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Mmmmm....talk about eye candy..inside and out ..! WOW ! 

Best wishes to Happy Everyone for a great Sellabration !

Aug 04, 2019 08:25 AM #8
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks Sheila, it really is...

Hi there, Sheri, yep it hits many of the marks. 

Michael, you wouldn't think outdoor spaces would be as important around here, but they really are - they can make or break sales. 

Aug 04, 2019 08:43 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Sally, thanks so much. It is a very good thing for our sellers. 

Aug 04, 2019 08:53 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debb and Bernie,

Congratulations and I hope the news are good for your sellers this morning.  Here is Santa Barbara County, the great outdoors as part of the home is super important. Most buyers are willing to have a smaller living space in exchange for more of the great outdoors.  A

Aug 04, 2019 09:25 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Congrats to you!  Wow, that is one heck of a backyard, I am sure many wonderful times will be had by the new owners!

Aug 04, 2019 11:39 AM #12
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Woo hoo.  That is cause for a happy dance.  

Aug 04, 2019 01:39 PM #13
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Debb and Bernie... congratulations on the sale of this gorgeous home! That back yard is like something out of a story book.

Aug 04, 2019 02:19 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Debb and Bernie- who could resist that backyard!  Congratulations to the buyers and sellers as well!!! (I Larry saw that yard he'd have our bags packed)

Aug 05, 2019 11:38 AM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Good Morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD and congratulations on your latest pending listing... 

Aug 06, 2019 09:33 AM #16
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes for a smooth transaction and a very productive month.

Aug 06, 2019 12:41 PM #17
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - What a gorgeous backyard! I can feel the tranquility just by looking at it! Congratulations on this beautiful home and I wish all parties all the very best. 

Aug 07, 2019 08:07 AM #18
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, congratulations, and what a gorgeous home, and not surprised it went under contract.  Hope you enjoy a smooth transaction to the closing table.

Aug 08, 2019 08:15 AM #19
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Such a stunning property - I knew this one would find its buyer quickly! That million-dollar backyard would be enough to sell me, Debb.

Congratulations to all and I do hope that your inspections went well and that you are on your way to a hiccup-free Closing!

Aug 10, 2019 10:43 AM #20
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Congratulations on your pending sale.  Nice house and nice job with your presentation.

Aug 12, 2019 03:00 AM #21
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