Roloff Farm Is For Sale
Hillsboro, OR, USA
Roloff Farm is recognized worldwide as the backdrop for the hit TLC television series, Little People, Big World. Nestled in the hills of the Swiss-Esque unincorporated community of Helvetia, Oregon, this sprawling property offers limitless potential for the buyer in search of land and tranquility.
The 100-year-old farm with stunning views of rolling hills, green landscapes and coastal mountain ranges, has an incredibly rich history. Owned by just three families over the past century, the property sits on 16-acres, fortified with fertile soil ideal for growing pinot noir grapes, blueberries, pumpkins and all manner of fruit trees such as apple, plumb, cherry and peach.
Located 15 miles west of Portland, Helvetia was founded in the early 1900s by Swiss immigrants drawn to the land due to the vast similarities to their homeland. Many of the residents are connected through their Swiss heritage in this tight-knit community, commonly referred to as “Little Switzerland.” The picturesque landscape, peppered with Swiss chalets throughout the lustrous hills, is nothing short of spectacular.
“The old saying location, location, location has been replaced by location, location, lifestyle,” commented listing agent, Juli Martin, Luxe Forbes Global Properties. “In a post-pandemic era, home buyers are seeking space, privacy and security. This is exactly what you will find at Roloff Farm.”
The original homestead recently remodeled with thoughtful updates incorporated throughout, including granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The 5373 square foot farmhouse mountain home consists of five bedrooms, five full baths, and a powder room on the main level. Also, on the main floor, there are his and hers offices or “zoom rooms”, perfect for remote working and learning. In addition, there is a large bonus room and an unfinished basement idyllic for a hobby room or home gym. Finally, there is ample room for toys in the spacious six-car garage and endless entertaining options with an outdoor pool and terrace extending off the great room.
The extremely rare property also includes several independent structures that add to its uniqueness and charm including a 3594 square foot classic red and white barn. Currently used for office space, the building is dialed in for running a small business. The barn also features a studio apartment with a private entrance, perfect for an au pair suite or caretakers’ quarters.
Bursting with character, the property grounds can best be described as an elaborate fantasy land for children. Some of the whimsical installations include a full-scale pirate's ship, a western town complete with a jail, bank, sheriff's office, general store, hotel, and blacksmith's shop modeled after Knotts Berry Farm and a German-inspired medieval castle.
“I have dedicated much of my adult life to creating an imaginative environment filled with adventure for my family,” explained Matt Roloff, owner of Roloff Farm. “I have decided the timing is ripe, after 30-plus wonderful years, to hand over the reins to the next owners of this magnificent property to plant some roots of their own and watch them grow.”
An outdoor enthusiast’s dream, the property also features expansive trails -- great for mountain biking, motocross and all-terrain vehicle activity -- several acres of greenspace and seven bridges that connect the unique amenities of the farm. In addition, a large piece of the land, once home to a lucrative pumpkin patch, is well equipped for any number of commercial ventures. From the equestrian lover to aspiring wine maker, the property offers endless possibilities for the next owners to make it their own.
This property is located at 23985 NW Grossen Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Private showings may be arranged and offers to purchase may be submitted through the property’s representative Juli Martin at Luxe Forbes Global Properties.