Terry Sprague of LUXE Platinum Properties, the Exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, introduces this Luxury Lake Oswego home.
As you travel down the meandering private drive leading to this 7,700 sq. foot Dutch Colonial Hamptons-style home in the exclusive Portland suburb of Lake Oswego, the magic of this location begins to unfold. Built atop Uplands Ridge at the crest of Iron Mountain on the site of the original tee box of the 15th hole of the Chandler Egan- designed Lake Oswego Country Club golf course, the view here is unparalleled.
Panoramic views of Mt. Hood in all its glory from sunrise to sunset and Oswego Lake as it twists through the valley below are the highlights of this property overlooking the stunning Willamette Valley.
Built with both entertaining and family gatherings in mind, this incredible home has five bedrooms, a home theater, wine cellar and gorgeous outdoor entertaining space. The location itself is the culmination of an exhaustive multi-year search which included a letter writing campaign to all residents of the Uplands Ridge area seeking a potential property. Once this perfect location was finally found, the building process took over two years to complete. Known for his attention to detail, award-winning builder Dale Lumpkin assured that every aspect of the home was crafted to perfection. Ultimately, the location and design earned the home a coveted feature in Architectural Digest magazine.
The incredible panoramic view is showcased immediately upon entering the front door. Across the 2-story foyer through the living room french doors open to the bluestone patio, outdoor fireplace and beautifully landscaped grounds beyond. Keeping in mind the inevitable rainy season, the outdoor space includes a covered portion with built-in heaters to keep everyone warm and dry while they enjoy Mt. Hood at sunset.
Back inside, the kitchen is a large and inviting space. The gleaming black walnut floors are offset with crisp white cabinetry and professional grade stainless steel appliances. The huge marble island is the perfect gathering place for parties and lazy weekend breakfasts with the family. A black, white and grey mosaic tile back splash adds contrast and interest over the six-burner range. Huge windows in the breakfast nook fill the space with light and provide another vantage point for the incredible view. Open to the family room, the space is the likely heart of the home where family and guests will congregate. The family room’s ceilings have hearty white beams and french doors that lead to the covered patio. A cozy stone fireplace is flanked by inviting window seats and more crisp white built-ins bookshelves and cabinets.
The formal dining room is accessed from the kitchen through a butler’s pantry/wet bar complete with glass-front cabinets and a custom-built display space for collectibles or china and crystal. Tray ceilings and a sparkly crystal chandelier help define the dining room as the perfect location for holiday meals and celebrations.
Across the foyer through a set of double doors, is a beautiful light-filled suite with vaulted ceilings, rustic wood beams and a full-height stucco fireplace. Though this room is ideally suited for a main-floor bedroom with attached bath, it could also be used as a cozy library or music room.
Just down the hall is the masculine study paneled in beautiful high-gloss African mahogany with built in cabinetry and bookshelves. French doors lead to a private balcony overlooking the back yard.
Upstairs, the 1,250 sq. foot master suite is the size of the entire home that originally sat on the property. Enter the space though a grand set of double doors into a comfortable seating area with a gas fireplace. It’s the perfect spot for a cup of coffee in the morning or a good book in the evening. Through an arched opening is the bedroom with arched ceilings and more incredible views from its private balcony. The spacious master bath has a soaking tub, glass-walled shower and dual vanities. Even the walk-in custom designed closet has a view of Mt. Hood.
There are two additional spacious bedrooms upstairs, each with it’s own walk-in closet, en suite bath and window seats. A large bonus room with skylights rounds out the second floor.
A partially finished wine cellar awaits the perfect finishing touches downstairs in the daylight basement. The adjacent home theater room is complete with a bar furnished with a dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave. Blackout shades provide the perfect ambiance for family movie time. Finally, a lovely bedroom with it’s own private entrance is ready for the arrival of guests.
This home, inspired by the simplicity and sophistication of Hampton’s style, is a comfortable and welcoming space. It’s a home where you can relax and enjoy the view while feeling far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It’s a sanctuary from our stressful days that feels far away from the city while being conveniently close to it. Just minutes from the restaurants, golf, boating and many community activities of Lake Oswego and a short drive to downtown Portland, this location is unparalleled in both its beauty and pragmatism.
For more information please reach Terry Sprague at Terry@luxechristiesrealestate.com or 503-459-3987.