Set on 700 acres of oaks and meadows outside of Ashland, Oregon, this is a truly one-of-a-kind find – a home so distinct it will never be duplicated.
Corners are curved, natural materials are used in unexpected ways, and windows are shaped like spruce, pine, and clouds.
Completed in 2016, the Pueblo-style residence called Shining Hand Ranch was built by Oregon-based artist and real estate developer Ed Bemis, using local designers and artisans.
The two stories of smooth, nature-inspired stucco are topped with domed roofs covered in tiles. The 9,879 square foot home is surrounded by a stone patio and copper tree sculptures.
The hand-carved double entry doors depict the native wildlife of the area, such as salmon, coyotes and eagles. The arched doors are surrounded by glass divided into panes by sculptural tree branches.
Beyond the granite entrance is a floor of undulating hardwood ribbons in varying tones that evoke moving water. River stone planter accents enhance the effect.
Two staircases connect the two bedrooms upstairs. One, with a pair of carved falcons at the base, has a black walnut and glass balustrade with copper accents.
Mosaic dragons intertwine above the fireplace in the first of the two living rooms. A small wooden door opens into the wood storage which can be filled from the outside.
Manzanita trees seem to grow through the walls of the formal dining room.
In the kitchen, a granite-topped island is supported by natural Manzanita tree trunks. The travertine floors are adorned with pewter inlays.
The master suite sits under a domed cedar ceiling and opens onto a terrace with a glass balustrade and panoramic views. The main bathroom, one of 3.5 in the house, includes a double shower, a jetted tub and two sinks. Rocks were used to create benches in the steam shower.
The independent glazed swimming pool is heated with solar energy. A second 50 foot length pool has an outdoor gazebo.
Also on the property is an off-grid cabin with solar power and generator. Inside is an open-plan living room, loft, open-plan kitchen, bedroom, and full bathroom with clawfoot tub.
Kendra Ratcliff of LUXE is co-marketing the property at 2700 N. Valley View Road, Ashland, Oregon. The asking price is US$5.895 million.
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