Here we are in Lake Oswego, and on Oswego Lake near Portland, Oregon, at a private Island estate, originally built and owned by Carl Jantzen, founder of Jantzen sportswear, most recently owned by Jerry Stubblefield, founder of the Avia shoe company
The Tudor style home was built in 1930 by Charles Ertz, and sits on a knoll on the north shore, connected to Lake Oswego by its own turreted stone and log bridge. Ertz, a renowned architect in the mid 20th century, designed the residence, with five bedrooms, six baths, three fireplaces. It was originally 9500 square feet, but with recent renovations it is now 13,500 square feet., on 5.5 acres of manicured grounds. The island also has an unusual boathouse, designed by Richard Sundeleaf in 1933, constructed of stones, sculptured turrets, wrought iron gates and exposed beam interiors. Inside, on an old stone bench, the owner can sit, look at the lake, and beyond see an unimpeded view of Mount Hood.
It is the only private island on Lake Oswego; and the only home on the island. The home is constructed of old growth timber and Columbia River Basalt stone, staying true to the area building materials.. Also, as an homage to the original owner, the home has original Jantzen warehouse windows. The gate has a secured private bridge, is close to one mile of walking trails, a helicopter pad, a lakeside pool, multiple terraces and view points, waterfalls, a rose garden, a formal English garden & separate living quarters with full kitchen and living area. The estate has exceptional privacy, and is considered a one-of-a-kind residence within one of the highest end areas of the Pacific Northwest. Offered at $15,000,000, Harnish Properties, Lake Oswego, Oregon.
This Estate was referred to Luxist by Luxury Home Magazine
Gallery: Jantzen Island