Featured Property: 26 Acre Estate

One of the things that Linda and I like to do is introduce you to really interesting houses for sale here in Lake Oswego. One of special significance came onto the market this week, a 26 acre estate.
It’s just so rare to find a large piece of property like this anywhere in the Portland metro area, but especially here in Lake Oswego. Land is just so valuable that most of it has been divided up and turned into neighborhoods. Sure, you can find houses on acreage if you go South down to Stafford, but to find something that is literally walking distance to a coffee shop, that is special.
What it takes for something like this to occur are home owners who want the lifestyle of living on what is basically a small farm. This land has a barn, stables, an orchard, a pond, an arena and a caretaker’s cottage.
The house itself is also very special. Designed by Roscoe Hemmenway and built in 1951, it has 5114 square feet, 6 bedrooms, and 4.5 bathrooms. The list price is $7,999,000.
Hemmenway was a very well-known Oregon architect. He was a class mate of Richard Sundeleaf and graduated from the U of O school of Architecture in 1922. He had a highly respected career and designed over 300 homes. The largest concentration of Hemmenway houses are in Dunthorpe. He is best known for the Colonial Revival style and took great pride is maintaining the historic details of the design.
Yes, Lake Oswego has lots of multi-million dollar homes, so the price is not what is significant. What is significant is that now is one of the few opportunities that a property of this nature is available.
My thanks to the listing agent, Diana Harrell with Premiere Property Group, LLC. (503-890-2738, dianah@premierepropertygroup.com) for allowing me to feature her listing.
If you would like more information, please give Linda or me a call. We’d love to be of help.

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