The first home-building project in Oregon to use only products made in America is nearing completion in Lake Oswego. Local builder Gerald Rowlett, of Westlake Development, was inspired by a TV special that focused on the effects of buying only domestic goods. Rowlett presented the idea of an all-American home to his clients, who loved the concept.
Rowlett and the homeowners chose to make the home as energy-efficient as possible, incorporating a high-efficiency furnace, water heater, and insulation; a prewired, technology-managed energy-efficiency system; and a car-charging station.
With the infrastructure built, they turned their attention to decor. When it came time to decide on lights, Rejuvenation was the logical choice: not only made in America, but made in Oregon! Local firm Garrison Hullinger Design collaborated with the clients to choose the Rejuvenation lighting that would best reflect the home’s Craftsman style. The fixtures they will be enjoying for many years to come are the Wildwood, Chelsea, Humboldt, Rockwell, Willow, Siletz, Harrison, Alsea, and Klamath Falls.
The Made in America Home will be one of the host homes during the Ultimate Open House event, which showcases over 42 homes in the Portland area. The free show is open April 28-29 and May 5-6, 11 a.m.-5p.m.
Stay tuned for more photos and a guest post by Garrison Hullinger.