Made for Entertaining in West Linn!
West Linn, OR, USA
Inspired by international travel and a love for Mediterranean-style design, this home is a haven filled with gorgeous details. It's clear from the welcoming courtyard and fountain that greets visitors that this home’s design was carefully crafted to reflect the importance of inviting indoor and outdoor living spaces. Arched front doors with wrought iron scrollwork open to a two-story foyer with a slate tile floor. These elements are great examples of the way the use of natural materials evokes the Mediterranean style found throughout this home.
Just off the foyer is a quiet home office with a soothing gas fireplace and a wall of richly-hued built-in cabinets and bookshelves. Separated by French doors, this space is located away from the activity of the rest of the home, allowing for peace and concentration while working at home. On the opposite side of the foyer is the formal dining room where crown molding and a hand- painted mural inspired by a scenic cobblestone street in Italy elevates the space for special occasions and celebrations. The living room’s ceilings soar to a two-story height and allow for ceiling-height windows to flood the room with natural light. Stone imported from Spain was used to create a dramatic ceiling-height fireplace surround and mantle that is a beautiful focal point for this space.
The kitchen is a fantastic gathering spot with creamy white cabinetry and granite countertops that echo the warm tones of the slate floor. The large central island has counter seating and plenty of space for meal prep and buffet serving. It’s easy to picture a group clustering around the island, glasses of wine in hand, chatting and sampling the charcuterie board. The kitchen includes an informal dining area, a sitting area and a cozy fireplace that adds a great deal of atmosphere to the overall space. Top-of-the-line appliances include a SubZero fridge, two dishwashers, two Dacor ranges side by side (with a total of eight burners and a pot filler) and a built-in Miele espresso machine.
The decadent primary bedroom suite, recently redecorated by Shannon Ponciano of Ponciano Design is also on the main floor. Featuring a triple tray ceiling and glittering spherical chandelier, the bedroom is a serene haven with windows that overlook the backyard. A gas fireplace creates the perfect spot for a seating area for reading or relaxing after a long day. The ensuite bath has luxurious heated floors, a relaxing jetted tub and a deluxe walk-in shower. The walk-in closet is filled with custom storage features and also includes a washer and dryer.
Upstairs are four oversized bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a bonus room that could be an optional bedroom. The nearby laundry room is huge with room for two sets of washers and dryers plus plenty of storage space and room for crafts and projects. The bonus room would be a perfect workout room or a bedroom since it has a closet.
The lower floor is an incredible daylight basement that is fully outfitted with everything you need to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. The full bar includes a kegerator, ice machine, dishwasher and beverage fridge. Along with counter seating for at least four, there is room in the bar area for a card table for poker games. A full bath and Finlandia sauna, perfect for relaxing after a long day, is located just off the bar area. The wine cellar is conveniently nearby with room for a seated tasting area. The stunning tiles on the feature wall are imported from France. Just outside the wine cellar is a comfortable lounge with a rustic brick accent wall that is perfect for a quiet break. A home theater room features a built-in theater TV and speakers connected to the house-wide Sonos system. Across the hall is a comfortable family room with built-in cabinetry to house a TV, game system and components...why go out when you can simply go downstairs!?!
Step outside to a huge paver patio overlooking the pool. This wonderfully private backyard is beautifully landscaped and features lush green plants and trees. The patio is spacious enough to accommodate seating and dining areas, providing plenty of space for people to chat and mingle. Down a set of stairs are the inviting pool area and hot tub where chaise lounges line the deck for afternoons of sun and fun. A fully fenced and lighted sport court is just a few steps away.
Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the highly sought-after, gated Le Chevalier community of West Linn, this home presents a rare opportunity to vacation where you live. With enough space to invite friends and family to enjoy all it has to offer, this home is the ideal place to work, play and relax. Just five minutes from the shopping and restaurants of Historic Willamette Main Street in West Linn, the location is perfect. Sunset Primary School and Rosemont Ridge Middle School are also just five minutes away and award-winning West Linn High School is six minutes away. A trip to PDX will take less than half an hour and downtown Portland is a 25-minute drive. Properties like this one in Le Chavalier in the Barrington Heights neighborhood of West Linn are highly sought after not only because it is a beautiful gated community but also because this location is ideal for commuting with easy access to freeways.