Villa Supérieure at Skyline Ridge Estates
Portland, OR, USA
"Bring me all of your dreams, You dreamer, Bring me all your heart melodies That I may wrap them In a blue cloud-cloth Away from the too-rough fingers Of the world." —Langston Hughes
The experience of being embraced by a space that is meticulously designed and flawlessly executed, in which no expense has been spared to facilitate transcendence, changes you. It elevates the senses. It lifts the spirit. It makes you want to return to it again and again.
Villa Supérieure at Skyline Ridge Estates is such a place.
Just a 20-minute drive from downtown Portland and Silicon Forest into the quiet country, this extraordinary private residence stands atop Skyline Ridge overlooking the Tualatin River Valley and the Pacific Coast Mountain Range. This Old World European Style estate is a masterpiece of artisan craftsmanship using only the finest materials including custom stone and travertine tiles. Extraordinary woodwork blends with modern amenities like radiant heated floors and thoughtful lighting design to create depth and height, cozy moods, and to draw attention to the home's most impressive features inside and out. Old World Style is based on architecture prominent on the Continent before the European discovery of North America. Its wide range of influences stems from several different places including the Mediterranean coasts of Spain and Italy and the countryside of France. Villa Supérieure's owners meticulously designed and selected materials to create this dream home in order to call to mind a sense of antiquity and the elegance of bygone centuries.
From its curved teardrop driveway with centerpiece fountain imported from France to the flowing floor plan, to each of its four bedrooms and four and a half baths, the home is customized for comfort, elegance, and beauty. Each natural stone used on the home's exterior was hand-carved and grouted to achieve a natural rustic appearance. The design elements align and flow from the outside in. From the outdoor kitchen, patios, and fire pits to the great room flanked by complementing Ralph Lauren-inspired solid limestone fireplace mantel and range hood, the interplay between casual warmth and refined formality delights. The solid structure feels reliable and blessed by irresistible European grace. A kitchen plucked from a chef's daydream offers every modern amenity. From multiple food preparations and serving areas to a Wolf range and abundant storage, the kitchen leaves no desire unfulfilled. Every surface of the spacious interior shows the hand of a master.
From the first step inside waterfall-glass double entry doors onto the warm travertine tile floor framed by Venetian textured walls illuminated by a grand Tuscan-style chandelier, artistry abounds. You feel called up the imperial hardwood staircase to the upper level's balcony-style overlook to take in the breathtaking view from floor-to-ceiling windows. By design, the interior feels regal, yet comfortably aged, like the vintages stored in the wine cellar. Rooms, like the Master Suite with its private balcony, luxurious master bath, and double walk-in closet, feel grand but homey. Walking through this home gives the illusion of time travel back to the romance of the Renaissance while offering a timeless respite where dreams come true.