Ridgetop 25-acre Equestrian Estate in the City of Portland Available for the First Time
Creating balance and harmony between contrasting elements in art is essential to creating a masterpiece. The same could be said about making a beautiful life. Crafting a meaningful life that balances work and play, private and public, and action and repose begins at home.
Foxridge Farm is an extraordinary 25-acre luxury equestrian estate in the City of Portland that celebrates the rural splendor of the Skyline-Helvetia neighborhood and is located just 15 minutes from the downtown urban center. This unique property is being offered for sale for the first time ever.
The provenance of Foxridge Farm is one of contrast paired with unity to provide the setting for an exceptional life. Its story begins with the Taennler family's 1800s homestead land claim and the house and barn they built by hand which have been restored and are still actively used as the property's caretaker's residence and hay storage, respectively. At the turn of this century, a 6887 square foot luxury home and 18-stable equestrian facility were added.
The property adjoins Portland's nationally-renowned 5100-acre Forest Park Reserve and its miles of walking and horse-friendly trails through contiguous groves of protected old growth and second growth trees. The elevated homesite and surrounding property enjoy unobstructed 360-degree panoramic views that include the Cascade Mountains, the Tualatin Valley and the Coast Range. The home and grounds offer seclusion and the opportunity to enjoy a private forest, hiking trails, gardens, outdoor pool and spa, and exceptional equestrian resources.
Throughout the luxurious home, room placement was intentional to allow for enjoyment of views and natural light through the all-custom oversized Anderson windows. The Master Suite wraps around the entire width of the house to allow for full Cascades Mountains views from the east-facing balcony and window wall to the sunset-view windows to the west.
No expense or attention to detail was spared to create this Old-World European Style retreat. Every element of the home was personally selected to unite durability with fine detailing, casual and formal living spaces, and elegance with whimsy. Solid oak oversized front doors are reclaimed from the historic 1895 Portland City Hall Building. The entry portico features hand-cut Camas basalt columns and opens into a central tower with a soaring cupola ceiling highlighted by a hand-forged two-tier wrought iron chandelier.
Within the tower foyer, a curved grand central staircase presents with Travertine steps and hand-hammered wrought iron railings. Floors and decks made of Santos Mahogany and Wenge hardwoods, limestone and slate provide a foundation of beauty and strength for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Delicately detailed Bouvet antiqued hardware, tumbled stone tile finishes, and bedroom window seats bring warmth and the playful spirit of the namesake fox.
During its history, the equestrian center has been leased as a separate boarding and training business open to the public and used as a personal stable for the owners. It is the closest horse boarding to Portland's city center and includes an 18-stable steel-framed central-aisle facility with tack room, viewing room, feed room, several storage rooms, wash rack and full bath, and is attached to a 72' x 120' indoor arena.
Outdoor facilities include an open 100' x 200' arena with sand and fiber all-weather footing, 5 all-weather paddocks, 9 turnout fields, and a private trail system through the woods on property.
Is the dream to ride or relax, to entertain or retreat, to enjoy wildlife or domestic life…or is it to have the best of both worlds?
The City of Portland is one of the most awarded: voted the Best Place to Live (Money Magazine), the Best Place to Study (egrad), the most kid-friendly (Educationalists), and the Best for Cycling (US Bike); and Foxridge Farm is arguably the best property available in the best city in the country:
• The best of Portland's acreage properties• The best equestrian facility in the city• The best views• The best proximity to downtown• The best quality of construction
Curated to meet the highest standards of beauty and function in order to offer its occupants the backdrop for a meaningful life of harmony and balance, Foxridge Farm succeeds as a masterpiece for living well.
----Friederike Svensson and Juli Martin are available for interviews regarding this property and the Oregon farm, ranch, vineyard, equestrian or ranch real estate market. They can be reached at 971-808-9618 or email@example.com