Even dream houses deserve a second likelihood. Blackberry Fortress, the fanciful, gem-colored mansion hidden in Northwest Portland’s Forest Park neighborhood, is prepared for a brand new proprietor who appreciates the Previous World theme in a 14-year-old French-style chateau.
Asking worth for the 6.4-acre gated property at 14125 N.W. Germantown Street: $5 million.
The property has been on the market since 2015.
In January 2021, the unique house owners nearly discovered a purchaser, who then famously discovered a job with Playboy Enterprises in Los Angeles a yr later.
This time, itemizing agent Daniel Lowe of Knightsbridge Worldwide is set to look the globe for a brand new proprietor.
Lowe, who has a background in luxurious hospitality and broadcast journalist, produced a six-minute video of a fictional get together contained in the towering stone-and-timber citadel with pointy turrets, wrought-iron Juliet balconies and medieval-style arched home windows.
The fantasy options embedded within the mansion’s 13,000 sq. toes of dwelling house embrace an enormous atrium with a glass ceiling, heated to develop tropical fruits.
There are frescoes above stairways and a fleur-de-lis crest embedded within the lobby’s marble ground. And on the foot of the grand stairs are illuminated alcoves that shelter life-size fits of knights’ armor.
Themed rooms vary from a spa with Roman columns to a Forties-style Buenos Aires theater with a wall-long projector display screen. A marquee and trompe l’oeil curtains are below a ceiling with a blue-painted sky.
Within the ceiling above the library, which consumes two ranges of one of many turrets, is a large, working clock, billed because the Northwest’s largest.
There’s a 15-foot-tall climbing wall within the gymnasium and the kitchen has a butcher block island counter comprised of 10,000 particular person wooden cubes. The large, onion-dome vary hood is from Brasserie Montmartre, the previous downtown Portland restaurant and jazz membership.
The hillside is planted in Pinot noir and chardonnay grapes. Tucked away is a caretaker’s house and wine grotto hidden in a hillside.
“It is a nostalgic, timepiece property that anybody could be proud to name their very own,” says Lowe. “One for the ages. To construct this masterpiece nowadays on six acres within the lovely hills of Northwest Portland would simply value 5 occasions the asking worth.”
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072
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