Old houses, I thought, do not belong to people ever, not really, people belong to them.
-GLADYS TABER, STILLMEADOW DAYBOOK
A unique and elegant storybook estate, with more than a century of history, Westerlook is a property like no other—in a location like no other.
Within a breathtaking 46 acres in the Willamette Valley, abutting the north fork of the Yamhill River, surrounded by more than a score of wineries and vineyards, you’ll find a home designed by renown Massachusetts and Portland architect Ellis Fuller Lawrence in 1911. A gated entrance opens to reveal a wraparound driveway leading to the main house.
As you enter the main residence, you’ll pass through a gorgeous formal entryway that sets the elegant mood of the rest of the 6,487 square foot building. You’ll immediately notice the exquisite craftsmanship—lovingly maintained—and the thoughtful curation of period details throughout: from light fixtures and moldings to built-ins with leaded glass fronts. The hardwood-floored living room boasts a high ceiling, French doors leading outside, a welcoming wood-burning fireplace and a second set of French doors leading to an amazing brick-floored sunroom with a multi-paned stained-glass ceiling. The chandeliered dining room is perfect for entertaining parties large and small, has access to the sunroom, and a gas fireplace of its own. Further in, the large, eat-in kitchen is open and bright, and has an arched exposed brick wall that showcases top-of-the-line appliances. Granite countertops and backsplashes, white wood cabinetry, and a generously sized island with storage complete a kitchen that dreams are made of. The nearby dining nook has a bay window with a bench that is a perfect place for sipping coffee or tea and relishing the morning.
The four bedrooms in the main house, as well as the family room, are on the upper level. The master suite has a gas fireplace, hardwood floors, and an adjoining master bathroom with a freestanding Victoria Albert Bathtub. Light and airy, a second bedroom suite has French doors that lead to a balcony and an adjoining bathroom as well. The third and fourth bedroom share a hall bathroom and happy views of Westerlook and beyond.
Westerlook’s main house is simply stunning—and yet there’s so much more. The estate includes several outbuildings: a detached and oversized three car garage, a carriage house (complete with a yoga room), and an amazing three-bedroom guest house. All told, there’s 10,352 square feet of total living area at Westerlook.
There are also three barns (for sheep, horses, and cows) on the property—as well as three greenhouses. There are two fruit orchards—growing apples and pears.
Westerlook is a heavenly paradise with endless possibilities. New owners could welcome guests eager to visit Oregon’s wine country with tasting rooms or even exclusive accommodations. The estate would be a perfect backdrop for very special events and occasions—or even private, exclusive getaways. Whatever your dreams or ideas might be, Westerlook might very likely be the perfect canvas.
After all, Westerlook calls to dreamers; whispers to the hearts of future stewards in an intimate voice that touches kindred souls and welcomes them home. From the moment you arrive, you know that the connections you feel—to the land, the history, the way of life, and the endless possibilities here—are simultaneously magical and true. And that might be when you realize that your presence in this moment, at the edge of this opportunity, is no accident or coincidence.
Because sometimes a place chooses you, too.
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