Located in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon, this 8,880-square-feet home spans across 706 acres of area and is custom-built by Oregon artist and house developer Ed Bemis with the help of local artists. Dubbed Shining Hand Ranch, it looks pretty simple at first sight but includes a plenty of eco-friendly features, making it a perfect haven for those having a deep fancy for fairytales. Completed in 2016, this Pueblo-style home is built to honor the beauty of the surrounding landscape and function in harmony with nature.
At the entrance, the arched front doors framed with intricate copper tree sculptures welcome the residents. Inspired by a traditional native American theme, the doors have carvings of local animals including salmon, coyotes and eagles.
Once you enter inside this two-bedroom, five-bathroom house, you’ll find a one-of-a-kind foyer, custom-designed hardwood floor that looks like flowing water, and a beautiful ceiling tiled in blue stone to replicate the color of the open sky. From furniture and staircase to wall decorations, there’s a massive use of wood in different living spaces.
The kitchen has sufficient counter space, an oversized granite island supported by natural Manzanita tree trunks and modern stainless steel appliances. As of the living room, it features a wood-burning fireplace inlaid with a glass mosaic of two dragons with intertwined bodies, creating the shape of a heart. Furthermore, there are a number of windows throughout the house, bringing the surrounding views inside.
Upstairs is the master suite offering incredible views of the valley from custom-built windows in the shape of windswept pine and spruce trees. The suite features a double shower, jetted tub, steam room with natural boulders for using as benches. The entire floor of the Shining Hand Ranch is heated and cooled geothermally, while high vaulted ceilings add a spacious feel to interiors. There’s also a barbeque area and a solar-heated pool in a separate glass building.
This beautiful three-story house is currently up for grabs at a massive $7.6 million. Any takers?