A single of the priciest homes for sale in Portland — at $8 million — is a classic Northwest contemporary dwelling created by the late architect Pietro Belluschi, who was praised for his elegantly spare aesthetic.
Whilst Belluschi’s gentle-crammed areas are coveted by modernists right now, the property’s price was also elevated by its locale, in the attractive Forest Park neighborhood, and its dimension: the house is section of the 79-acre Westwind farm.
“The Westwind residence is a a person-of-a-type opportunity: an architectural sculpture established … amidst a breathtaking organic location,” said Terry Sprague of Luxe Christie’s Worldwide Real Estate, who represents the sellers.
Belluschi was 78 several years aged when he was employed in 1978 by the Papworth family to approach a customized household on their Westwind sheep farm at 13000 N.W. Previous Germantown Street.
For decades prior to this commission, Belluschi was regarded as a single of the nation’s very best architects. He formed the Portland skyline with a revolutionary glass tower, influenced the way churches and and synagogues glance and sense, and released the Northwest present day model to his residential purchasers starting off in the 1930s.
For an architect who considered in locating inspiration from nature, this home showcases Belluschi’s target on “function, appropriateness, harmony, elements, placing, orientation” to develop a dwelling that is “modern, psychological, beautiful.”
Floor-to-ceiling, south-experiencing home windows rise to vaulted ceilings clad in hemlock wood planks and Mount Adams stone surrounds the residing room’s towering fire wall.
The main house, which was accomplished in 1980, as nicely as the detached studio condominium and a two-story, loft-design and style guest property supply 7,286 sq. feet of residing space.
The forested, hillside site, off Northwest Skyline Boulevard and Germantown Road, grants panoramic sights outside of the terraced, landscaped grounds and and groves of Douglas fir and fruit trees.
“It is a picturesque perch from which you can see the weather rolling in from 50 miles away” and towards Washington County farmland and the Coast Range, claimed Sprague, in marketing supplies.
The sculpture, “Window to the Gone Earth,” made by Lee Kelly, a longtime pal of Belluschi’s, sits in close proximity to the swimming pool terrace and cedar pool home. Nearby is a greenhouse and a normal amphitheater to host live shows.
The home’s key suite, on the floor ground, opens to a deck with a sizzling tub and outside shower. There are two additional bedrooms on the most important level and a suite on the next flooring.
The most affordable stage has an added bedroom, lavatory and sauna as well as a recording studio.
“When I take a look at the residence, I have a perception the new owners will have a imaginative influence, a author, musician, probably a painter,” mentioned Sprague.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072