Favorite Features of Luxury Properties in the Pacific Northwest
From the scenic Oregon Coast to the central hub of downtown Portland to the rolling wine country in the Willamette Valley, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful and versatile places for luxury properties. There is truly something here for everyone.
Not only is the landscape diverse, the homes are, too! Here are just a few of the gorgeous, fun, and spectacular features you might find in luxury homes in the Pacific Northwest.
Lots of acreage
In real estate terms, a luxury property is worth more than $1 million. In a city like Portland, that could be a penthouse apartment surrounded by skyscrapers, but as soon as you leave the city, most of the luxury properties you see come with a lot more land. Homes on acreage offer endless possibilities.
- Maybe you’ve always dreamed of owning a charming equestrian property with 10+ acres of stables, barns, corrals, covered arenas, and peaceful farmland.
- Auto enthusiasts might be looking for a luxury property with a 20-car garage (or multiple garages) to accommodate a vintage car collection.
- Or perhaps you love the idea of a quiet, private cabin surrounded by undisturbed woodlands where you can walk, think, and enjoy the stillness to your heart’s content.
If you’re looking for something completely unique, all you have to do is find the right piece of land that can be converted into your dream property.
Whether it’s scenic stretches of the Columbia River or a panoramic view with three mountains from the heart of downtown Portland, the Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most breathtaking vistas you’ll ever find. As you can most likely imagine, luxury properties on the coast have incredible ocean views, not to mention crisp, fresh air all year round.
If you’re looking for a luxury property with a beautiful view, you may want to begin your search in whichever part of the Northwest is most beautiful to you personally. Hilly or mountainous regions are especially likely to have properties with great views from above. Or, if you prefer city life, consider a downtown penthouse apartment, where you’ll get views of the bustling city below and nature on the horizon.
If you have ever been wine tasting in the Pacific Northwest, you know how special Oregon and Washington vineyards are. The region’s varied soil types and relatively mild climate make it ideal for a wide range of varietals. Plus, the landscape is simply beautiful and the homes are the epitome of countryside luxury. How could a wine lover ask for more?
A luxury vineyard property is also a great investment, since the Pacific Northwest is now one of the most popular wine regions in the country (and it’s still growing). The Columbia River Gorge and the Willamette Valley are two distinct wine regions with no shortage of beautiful and unique vineyard properties.
Do you have friends or relatives who visit you often? Are you house shopping with your adult children? Looking for a place for your parent or grandparent who needs in-home care?
Many luxury properties in the Portland metro area and beyond have fully functional guest houses only a few yards away from the main house.
This is also perfect if you employ live-in staff to work at your home, since it gives you and your employees the privacy you need without sacrificing the convenience of having them there when you need them.
Alternatively, you could also turn your guest house into a personal escape—the perfect place for your next staycation! Make it a home theater, an art room, a mini spa, or even a game room.
Spacious kitchens with high-end appliances
If you love to cook or host dinner parties, a big kitchen may be at the top of your wish list. The kitchens in luxury homes often have high-end appliances and features like:
- High ceilings
- Full wall windows or glass doors to bring in light and open up the space
- Double ovens and professional ranges
- Built-in refrigerators and other appliances that blend seamlessly with the kitchen design
- Large islands with seating
- Elegant stone countertop materials, like marble or granite
- Extra features, like a wine cooler, wet bar, or coffee bar
- Hidden trash and recycling
- Big walk-in pantries
Nothing says “luxury” like a spacious, spa-like bathroom retreat. How would you like to unwind at the end of the day in an oversized jetted bathtub? Or maybe you’d like a high-tech shower with LED lights, a soothing rain showerhead, and multiple hydromassage settings you can adjust with a simple touch-screen panel.
Plus, many luxury properties contain multiple bathrooms, so depending on how many people will be living with you, you may be able to claim your own personal bathroom and personalize it however you like to create the perfect oasis.
If you love authentic Victorian-style homes, you’ll find no shortage of them in Portland! Many of these homes were built in the late 19th century or early 20th century and have since been updated to incorporate modern luxuries while maintaining their original elegance and charm.
These beautiful, historic homes often have handcrafted, one-of-a-kind elements like:
- Crown molding
- Cove or box beam ceilings
- Intricate woodwork
- Elegant fireplaces and cozy wood stoves
- Traditional dining rooms
- Original built-in cabinetry
How HOAG REAL ESTATE can help you find your dream home
Peggy Hoag has been helping people buy luxury properties in the beautiful Pacific Northwest since 1991. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest Peggy not only knows the area inside and out, but she is also an expert at truly listening to her clients to understand what they’re looking for.
Let’s talk about the luxury dream home you’re imagining!