WHAT A Tudor revival-style home with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, three half-bathrooms and a ballroom
HOW MUCH $1.25 million
SIZE 6,271 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $199
SETTING Designed by J. Lister Holmes, a Seattle architect, for an oil company owner who was a former boxer and bootlegger, the 1933 brick-and-half-timber house, known locally as the Walker Road Castle, is about 15 minutes west of the center of Portland and six minutes east of Nike World Headquarters.
INDOORS A copper door leads to an entry that introduces a recurring theme of Georgia oak floors and ceiling beams. The 500-square-foot living room has paneled walls, a fireplace with a stone mantel, leaded casement windows and French doors opening to a tiled patio. The 255-square-foot formal dining room connects by way of a glass-walled breakfast room to the kitchen, which has a baker’s counter with a marble top and the original bins for storing staples. Also on this level is a library with a wet bar and a wood-burning fireplace with a copper hood.
Among the five upstairs bedrooms is a master suite with a dressing hall and a Juliet balcony. One of the guest bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom.
The home’s lower level has 486-square-foot ballroom with a floor built on ball bearings, a fireplace, a kitchenette and a half bathroom. This level also contains storage and laundry rooms, as well as a room constructed to house the pipe organ the original owner’s wife played (the instrument has since been moved to a theater in East Portland).
OUTDOOR SPACE Once part of a 24-acre estate, the house sits on 4.22 acres with two streams, a waterfall, terraced gardens and an expansive meadow. The property has three patios and two pools: the original spring-fed swimming hole and a conventional in-ground pool installed by a later owner. A two-car detached garage has a birdhouse-shaped cupola and an upstairs studio apartment with a half bathroom.
CONTACT Renée Harper, Eleete Real Estate, 503-314-7691; eleeterealestate.com
Sea Ranch, Calif.
WHAT A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium
HOW MUCH $1.295 million
SIZE 1,920 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $674
SETTING: Shortly after it was built, this 1978 home received a design award for expressing the ideals of Sea Ranch, a planned oceanfront community in northwest Sonoma County. Designed by Don Jacobs, the architect of about 120 of Sea Ranch’s 1,800 homes, it occupies a desirable piece of hillside toward the middle of the 10-square-mile development, with views of coastline, crashing waves and passing whales.
INDOORS The cedar-sided home has vertical-grain fir interior walls and double-height ceilings with exposed beams. One enters at the level of the dining room and kitchen and descends a short flight of stairs to the living room, where there is a wood-burning fireplace and a wall of built-in cabinets.
A few stairs in another direction take you down to the master bedroom suite and a guest bedroom and hallway bathroom. (Both bathrooms have been updated but retain the midcentury character of some of the original fixtures and color schemes.)
Above the dining room is an open loft currently used as a media room, with a skylight and panoramic views. A storage area under the master bedroom is spacious enough to serve as a bonus room.
OUTDOOR SPACE A south-facing balcony off the kitchen and dining area is protected from the wind and ideal for watching sunsets. The 0.96-acre property includes open areas for planting as well as an attached two-car garage. The house is within Sea Ranch’s 55-mile-long network of hiking trails; owners have access to shared facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts, horse stables and bocce courts.
TAXES $19,000 (estimated), and a monthly homeowners’ fee of $230
CONTACT Dan Kalinowski, Patrick Haworth or Hanne Liisberg, the Coastal Real Estate Company, 707-888-4337; greathomes.org
New York City
WHAT A co-op with one bedroom and one bathroom
HOW MUCH $1.25 million
SIZE 782 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $1,598
SETTING Formerly the home of Robert Osborne, the actor, film historian and television host, the co-op is in the Osborne, an 1885 building at 205 West 57th Street, cater-corner from Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Osborne, who died last year at 84, owned three apartments at the Osborne (the aptness of the building’s name didn’t escape him) and used this unit as his residence. Also listed are a one-bedroom co-op that served as his office (where Leonard Bernstein once composed music and conducted auditions) and another one-bedroom co-op that Mr. Osborne used for guests.
INDOOR SPACE A central room with 14-foot ceilings, Parquet de Versailles-patterned floors and Tiffany windows is separated by mahogany pocket doors from the bedroom, which has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a rolling ladder to reach them. The kitchen and bathroom, both upgraded about eight years ago, have entrances on the opposite side. The foyer is lined with closets and has a 270-square-foot overhead storage area with a pull-down staircase. The pictured furnishings used for staging the home are also for sale.
OUTDOOR SPACE Central Park is two blocks north.
MONTHLY MAINTENANCE FEE $2,500
CONTACT Ellen Kapit, Sotheby’s International Realty, 917-620-3445; sothebysrealty.com