One of the famous cities for sale in Portland that's worth $8 million is a vintage Northwest modern residence designed by a resigned architect, Pietro Belluschi, who was praised for his innovative design.
Although Belluschis light-filled space is not just the property's owner, it is the property's value was also augmented by its location, in the desirable Forest Park neighborhood, and its size: a house is a part of the 79-acre Westwind farm.
The project is a one-of-a-kind opportunity: a sculpture constructed... in an unrivalled natural setting," said Luxe Christie, who represents the sellers.
In 1978, Belluschi was hired to build a custom house on the Westwind sheep farm.
Before this commission, for several decades, Belluschi became the best architectural architect in the world; he developed a revolutionary glass tower for Portland, influenced the way churches and synagogues look and feel and introduced the West-Ouest modern style to his residential clients in the 1930s.
This home is a testament to the dedication of Belluschi to function, appropriateness, harmony, materials, setting, orientation to create an extraordinary masterpiece.
Floor-to-ceiling, south-facing windows have a wall of vaulted ceilings clad in hemlock wood planks and the towering wall of the living rooms fireplace consists of a stone.
The new dwelling, which was completed in 1980, the detached studio and a double-story, a loft-style guest house also give 7,286 square feet of living space.
A forested hillside space, at the east side of the West Skyline Boulevard and Germantown Road, offers a panoramic view over the terraced grounds and landscaped grounds, and from the tree-like groves of Douglas trees.
It is a scenic point where the weather flows between 50 miles and Washington, as well as the landlands and the coasts of the Coast, said Sprague.
The sculpture, Window in the World, created by Lee Kelly, a longtime friend of Belluschis, sits near the swimming pool and the cedar pool house. Close to it, a greenhouse and an amphitheater is used for the natural concerts.
The primary suite of the home opens onto a deck with a hot tub and an outdoor shower. In the main floor, there are two bedrooms on the main floor and a second floor suite.
There are two bedroom, one bathroom, one sauna, as well as a recording studio.
When I visit the property, I feel like new owners will have creative influence, a writer, a musician, maybe a painter, said Sprague.
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