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The best oddball or adorable Oregon homes on the market (photos)
Your home really can be your castle, if you had purchased the tract-house-turned-palace in Newport, Oregon. The widow of the late 9th Earl of Shannon filled her unassuming 1975 two-story house at 2114 N.E. Crestview Drive with centuries-old stained glass ...
Gallery: Oddball, adorable Oregon homes
By Janet Eastman
Your home really can be your castle, if you had purchased the tract-house-turned-palace in Newport, Oregon.
The widow of the late 9th Earl of Shannon filled her unassuming 1975 two-story house at 2114 N.ECrestview Drive with centuries-old stained glass and heirlooms that once outfitted European castles, cathedrals and chateaux.
Walls are covered in French moire silk and doorways reconfigured into Gothic-style archesIn the dining room and foyer, ceiling stucco work was created from molds used in Italian palazzosOn the ceiling in the master bath, an image of the Virgin Mary presides over a hot tub with gold-colored fixturesAnd the master bedroom ceiling has a Byzantine-style mural of Jesus.
After the property sold for its asking price, the house became the Castle of Lady Shannon bed and breakfastYou can stay in a room worthy of a queen for $295 to $395 a night.
Oregon has many examples of oddball and adorable homesTake, for example, a humble A-frame cabin on Mount Hood that looks like a cute George Lucas characterThe pointy, one-bath dwelling, built in 1968 on 0.7 acres, sits on 150 feet of creek front at 64709 E Barlow Trail Road in Rhododendron.
And it found a buyer quickly: It sold after eight days on the market for $315,000, almost 7 percent over its asking price.
No so with the West Linn's Hobbit House, a nine-dome home at 1850 Carriage Way that was placed on the market at $775,900 in 2016, but was taken off, unsold, on Aug30, 2017It's now back, up for sale at $475,000The extraordinary abode, built by a mime, has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,400 square feet ($223 a square foot) and plenty of nicknames: "The Flintstone's House," "Yoda's House," "The Hobbit," "Bubble House" and "Mushroom Dome."
For $3.25 million, a former bishop's 1911 Tudor Revival house at 1832 S.WElm Stin Portland comes with a chapel, wine cellar and top-floor ballroom-turned-playgroundThe name of the 8,888-square-foot house, Bishopcroft, honors original resident RevCharles Scadding, Oregon's third Episcopal Bishop.
What other quirky perks are hidden in Oregon homes for sale? A Tiki room in the basement or a bomb shelter buried in the backyard? You betFlip through these photos to feel inspired, or comforted by where you live.
-- Janet Eastman
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