A contemporary chateau in Northwest Portland’s Hillside neighborhood, near the Pittock Mansion and with views of the city’s vast Forest Park and South Waterfront, is for sale.
The asking price for the four-acre property at 439 N.W. Hilltop Dr.: $4,985,000.
The buyer: Someone with strong business ties to downtown, predicts listing agent Steve Nassar at Premiere Property Group.
“They’ll enjoy being close to the heart of the city while having a beautiful home and a large property that feels like it is in the middle of Forest Park,” he said.
Nassar said the French architecture-inspired house is part of an elevated enclave with other mansions occupied by the “who’s who” of Portland business and industry.
The custom house, built in 2010, has classic chateau features: A stone façade under steeply pitched roofs and a dramatic entry that opens to a two-story foyer illuminated by a crystal chandelier.
Inside, architect Jeff Miller incorporated a vaulted great room, curved seating areas contoured to oriel windows and a dark wood-paneled den.
The mansion’s 7,624 square feet of living space, as constructed by Green Gables Design and Restoration, is spread across three levels.
The primary suite on the main level has his and her bathrooms as well as one of the home’s two laundry rooms. There are three more suites on the second level. The finished daylight basement has flexible space for game playing and exercise.
French doors open to vine-covered, al fresco spaces, cultivated gardens and a spa. A bathhouse has a changing room while another detached structure can be used as an additional garage or workshop.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072
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