A Contemporary Castle on the Lake

Beavercreek, Oregon

They say first impressions count, and the first impression of this European-inspired home in Beavercreek, Oregon does not disappoint. Inside this private gated community, the home sits on a two-acre lot surrounded by trees, with a welcoming half-circle driveway and large grass lawn leading to the dramatic entrance of this home that could have easily dropped from the French countryside.

The 5,605-square-foot home is completely wrapped in stonework evocative of old European architecture. The covered front entrance is appointed with a two-level turret topped with a custom finial spire that, along with the steep pitch of the roof, adds a dramatic element to the newly-built custom home.

And that’s all before you step inside the home and are greeted by cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive view overlooking the private Beaver Lake.

“For such a beautiful property, it really requires a prominent statement of a house,” said Brent Gunter, the owner of the home and a Cascade Sotheby’s real estate broker.

Gunter said that the construction of the home did not cut any corners. “The home is built really solidly,” said Gunter.

The home was specifically designed for the lake in a collaboration with John Moist Designs from Portland and Visbeen Architects.

While the exterior has a classic European style, contemporary finishes and an intentionally designed interior combine to produce a timeless aesthetic. One of the ways the architects and builders achieved this was by using natural elements as much as possible. The main floor and staircase are made with three-quarter-inch solid oak. Natural slate was used in the bathrooms and marble was used in the kitchen. In the living area, a grand stone fireplace brings a warm element to the open floor plan.

The kitchen is an entertainer’s dream. The large island with seating and the ample counter space looks out onto a dining area that could comfortably host large gatherings and parties. A farm-apron sink, bronze hardware, carrera marble countertops and a butler’s pantry are just a few of the elements that complete this gourmet kitchen. With windows that look out onto the lake, you’re never far from the incredible views this house offers.

In fact, four out of the five bedrooms have a view of the lake. The master, which was built on the main floor, has one of the best views of the surrounding scenery. A sliding glass door from the bedroom opens onto a private balcony overlooking the lake. The master bathroom includes a double-slipper clawfoot tub that was custom designed and built for the space, along with a large standing shower and separate vanities.

The ground floor also includes a formal den or office space. Upstairs are four bedrooms, each with their own en suite bathrooms. The unique turret space, also upstairs, was designed as a kid’s study.

Below the main floor, the basement includes a wet bar and a bathroom. A large living area opens up onto a covered patio, offering year-round opportunities for indoor and outdoor entertaining. Step off the patio onto a large grass lawn and the shore of the lake.

The home was built on one of the last lakefront properties available. “It was built as a custom luxury home for someone who wants to enjoy lakeside living,” said Gunter. The fifty-to-sixty-acre lake is only accessible to the residents in the gated community. The quiet lake offers opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and standup paddleboarding.

Beavercreek is an unincorporated hamlet less than a ten-minute drive southwest of Oregon City. Its population of less than 5,000 people makes it an ideal place to live for those working in the Portland-Metropolitan area as well as those looking to retire in a quiet neighborhood with access to city amenities.

The westerly facing windows at the back of the house offer stunning sunsets over the lake. “It’s an inspiring landscape,” said Gunter, fit for an inspiring home.

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Written by Bronte Dod


categorized in Portland


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