A penthouse apartment is a sought-after dwelling in any major metropolitan area – enabling the owner to be part of the city while surveying it from a private perch above.
This 31st floor residence atop the John Ross building in Portland takes in 360-degree views of mountains, rivers and the cityscape. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a wrap-around patio encircle the full-floor residence, which has a private elevator.
A showcase of high style, the penthouse has the vibe of a luxury hotel with space for grand-scale entertaining or just enjoying time with family and friends. The elliptical shape of the footprint enhances the dramatic design.
The outdoor patio adds nearly 2,100 square feet of living space to the close to 5,000 square feet of interiors.
The penthouse was renovated over a five-year period by the homeowner, who is an interior designer and worked with Domov I.D. lead designer Stefan Krupelak in selecting the finishes and furnishings.
A wide border of Italian marble frames the elevator doors, which open to a central corridor. Even the hallway has been well thought out. The corridor walls are lined with bar-height granite wedges for art display or on which to perch a drink on during a cocktail party.
The west-facing living room brings in a view of Mt. Hood. Topping the room is a sea urchin-inspired bronze chandelier. Doors lead out to the 360-degree patio.
A full bar with an ice maker, a refrigerator, a dishwasher and a sink is accessible from the living room and a more intimate lounge with an entertainment center.
Opposite the living room is the dining room and a glass-enclosed wine cellar and tasting room. This climate-controlled cellar can display 600 bottles.
White lacquer cabinetry contrasts with slabs of marble in the sleek kitchen. Features include a seven-burner Miele range, a waterfall counter and open industrial-style shelving.
The primary suite contains a dressing area, an oversized frameless glass shower, a freestanding tub and a home office. There are a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The penthouse comes with four parking spaces as well as a storage room.
The 303-unit John Ross building, named after the Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer, has round-the-clock concierge service, a fitness center, shared outdoor space and two community rooms.