Benson Towers Penthouse
Portland, OR, USA
Don’t miss this opportunity to live amidst Portland’s revitalizing Cultural District in a newly renovated 27th floor penthouse apartment with an extraordinary 360-degree view, unmatched in the area. Perched atop the Benson Tower, this apex residence features some of the most spectacular views in Portland including four iconic Pacific Northwest mountains including our magnificent Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier and Mt Adams.
Owned by Portland’s beloved entrepreneur Dave Dahl, founder of Dave’s Killer Bread, this condo has undergone extensive renovations over the past few years. A key fob is required to gain entry to the private elevator lobby that leads into this 2,920 sq. foot condo. The glass panel doors marking the entrance to the home are the perfect introduction to the window walls that showcase the panoramic views in every room. Step inside to the foyer where newly-installed luxury vinyl plank floors in a dark African Sunset stain contrast with crisp white-painted walls that span the entire residence. This modern design choice allows the views to take center stage - gorgeous natural surroundings by day and the lights of the cityscape by night.
The placement of the living and dining room takes advantage of the corner view that is only interrupted by a sleek gas fireplace. This generously apportioned space is can accommodate a comfortable seating area and a dining room table or a grand piano as the current owner has chosen. A built-in console spans the space adding storage and display space to the minimal design. Extensive track lighting with picture spots provides a customizable way to highlight art and sculpture on the walls and ledges from the front doors and into the living room. An Apple Homekit system controls lighting, music and temperature and allows for three zones of customizable heating and cooling.
The sleek kitchen features ceiling-height custom cabinetry and brand-new granite countertops. The central island includes the sink and plenty of room for seating at the breakfast bar. The appliances are Wolf including a six-burner plus griddle range and professional hood. A coffee bar sits at the edge of the room conveniently close to a cozy sitting area or breakfast nook. A door leads outside to the spectacular patio that spans the length of the building. Hookups for a gas grill and fire pit make this a perfect spot for enjoying meals, relaxing outside and enjoying the 360-degree view. With plenty of space for a table and seating area with a fire pit and hot tub, this patio is perfect for summer entertaining. Just around the corner from the kitchen are a large pantry/storage room and a window-side nook perfect for a Peloton bike or treadmill.
Situated on a corner, the primary suite also shares access to the main patio and a separate patio that spans another side of the building. The bedroom is primarily windows with a beautiful feature mall made of wavy textured wood painted a soft, metallic silver. A simple gas fireplace provides warmth and ambiance to this modern space. Renovation of the luxurious ensuite bath was recently completed and is a gorgeous extension of the primary suite. Featuring marble floors, a huge frameless glass shower with body jets and multiple shower heads, a stunning egg-shaped freestanding tub and a designer Icera toilet, this bath is an elegant escape befitting this penthouse and its sweeping views.
Just down the hall are two guest bedrooms that share a Jack and Jill bath with new granite countertops. One of the bedrooms includes access to the patio that extends from the primary suite. Perfectly suited for relaxing and enjoying the view, this patio offers an alternative to the primarily entertaining patio off the kitchen. The light-filled home office is next door, separated from the foyer by French doors.
Built in 2007, Benson Tower was named after the turn-of-the-century timber baron, Simon Benson whose original residence was located on this site. The Simon Benson House was moved and preserved on the nearby Portland State University campus and developers named the building in his honor. The namesake of Portland’s Benson Bubblers and historic Benson Hotel, Benson made his mark on Portland as both a businessman and philanthropist. Built by Hancock Brucker, now IBI Group of Vancouver, B.C., the building was designed in the ‘point tower’ style made popular in the city where the company is headquartered. The modern design is intended to diminish shadows and allow more light to the streetscape, promoting a more livable urban context. Consisting of 26 floors, Benson Tower has a secure lobby and underground parking. This unit includes three deeded parking spaces and a storage unit. The building amenities include private outdoor gardens, a resident lounge/meeting room, a hot tub and a fitness center.
Located on the corner of SW 11th Avenue and SW Clay Street, Benson Tower is less than a 10-minute walk to the Portland Art Museum and a 10-minute drive to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Considered the city’s cultural district, the building also sits amid many of Portland’s best restaurants and shopping locations. This is a chance to invest in a property with unmatched, panoramic views and be a part of the revitalization and return to normalcy to the city of Portland and the new opportunities that will bring.