West Linn, OR, USA
Clematis Farm is just that place.
Nestled in the charming Stafford Hamlet on 1.4 acres, this property feels like it’s hours and eras away from the traffic and troubles of 2022. Custom built with a timeless appeal, this home is a warm and welcoming place where you can indulge in the simple life of treehouses and visiting deer surrounded by elevated design and comfort.
Custom designed by a Lake Oswego interior designer for her family, this farmhouse-style home was inspired by the surrounding pastoral environment of this private parcel of land. Featuring panoramic views of the Willamette Valley, this gated property has the sense of home and peace she craved when it was built in 2017. Little did she know what this sanctuary of home-cooking, outdoor recreation and easy entertaining would mean in the pandemic and new normal of 2022 and beyond.
Crisp, white board and batten siding and black window frames create the simple, clean exterior of this three-bedroom home. Wide front steps lead to a classic front porch where huge windows flank the front door providing a warm glow to welcome visitors in the evening. Step inside to a beautifully designed space with wide-plank brushed French oak floors and special touches including reclaimed wood mantels over the white brick fireplaces and gorgeous antique French doors sourced from a Paris flea market in the main-floor primary suite. Clean design with elevated finishes and show-stopping lighting from designer-favorite Visual Comfort give this home a luxurious while still comfortable ambiance.
The kitchen is the heart of the home with a large island topped with quartz countertops and high-end stainless steel JennAir appliances including a six-burner range and with a secondary convection oven nearby. The owner’s design was inspired by French bistros with open bistro shelving rather than upper cabinetry and ample space for rolling pastry dough on quiet Saturday mornings. The kitchen area also includes a breakfast nook with built-in benches. The large, open great room space features a dining area with a huge window overlooking the property and built-in, glass-front display cabinetry. The living room boasts a wide window seat bench with storage underneath, a white brick fireplace with a thick, reclaimed wood mantle and built-in cabinetry with display shelving above.
Just off the kitchen is a huge laundry/utility room with wide, sliding barn doors that can stylishly close off the space when needed. Herringbone tiles make this multi-purpose room, which includes a secondary refrigerator, easy to clean. Just across the hall is a sunny home office with large windows that overlook the property. At the end of the hall is the primary suite where one set of those antique French doors found at a Paris flea market mark the entrance to the bedroom and a second set leads into the luxurious ensuite bath. The bedroom is a quiet retreat with a white brick gas fireplace and serene views of the lush greenery surrounding the home. The ensuite bath features designer tile, a decadent, freestanding oval soaking tub and a frameless glass shower.
Upstairs is a spacious bonus room with a full bath that could be used for guests and two large bedrooms each with a lovely ensuite bathroom. The basement houses the three-car oversized garage with a fresh epoxy floor coating and ample space for storage, a shop sink and hookups for a washer and dryer. There is also room for RV parking outside.
Outside, the property is an opportunity to travel back to simpler times where treehouses and rope swings were the entertainment and days ended gathering around the fire pit under the stars. The yard is fully fenced and gated with plenty of room for a pool, garden, or even a hobby farm. Located in the West Linn/Wilsonville school district, this home is close to Stafford Elementary School, Athey Creek Middle School and West Linn High School. The shopping, restaurants, farmer's markets and community activities of downtown Lake Oswego and Old Town Willamette are a quick 10-minute drive and the Oregon Golf Club and nearby wineries are less than 15 minutes away. There are multiple parks nearby including Luscher Farms city park with its athletic field, dog park and numerous walking trails and the much-anticipated Rassekh Park slated to open next year. A trip to PDX will take about 25 minutes, the same amount of time it will take to get to downtown Portland.