Tawnya Poe, Principal Broker, Westwood Property Group, presents this fabulous 4+ acre estate. It is so convenient to the high-tech corridor! The yard was just beginning to awaken from winter when I photographed it. But it’s still easy to imagine how divine this estate is as layers of blooms emerge and summer furnishings come forth to accessorize the pool!
Tawnya Poe, Principal Broker, Westwood Property Group 503.793.7542 MLS#: 14042930 – $1,200,000. – 3437 SW Highway 47 Forest Grove, Oregon 97116
Own one of Forest Grove Oregon’s Premier Estates! The gated entry opens into a park like setting featuring 4 professionally manicured acres, mature trees, a waterfall and in-ground swimming pool. Beautifully maintained farm style home with multiple master suites, plus a large shop with finished guest quarters & RV doors. Surrounded by estate properties & 20 minute convenience to the Hillsboro High Tech Corridor. 5 bedroom, 4.1 baths. 5907 sf.
When you are busy creating for others it is far too easy to by pass your own business and social media needs. I have been so busy I didn’t realize it has been ages since I posted on my own site. After all, it seems like I am in the field all day and on the computer all night making sure my realtors get what they need by the next day. I also have been creating more real estate marketing for my realtors. So I was completely shocked to take stock of no new entries for my own sites!
Every January I like to review some of my unique projects during the past year. That always leads me to a few favorite shots that found their way into my portfolio. Some are photos from the grand homes found in Oregon’s metro area foothills, but more often it is the element of surprise that captures my strongest attention, like a horse galloping over the ridge to check out this curious human, or . . . I am working on a photography gallery of favorites to share but until I get it finished here are a few photos that floated to the top of my work desk lately. I also have brought to life a new look for this site to freshen it up.
I opened my eyes one November morning and captured this grandeur outside my own bedroom window.
Thundering hooves brought me some sweet nuzzling.
I get excited every time I capture a mountain view with the camera. The harsh light blasting into the dark barn had kept my own eyes from seeing this peek of Mt. Hood.
Dahlias or Koi?
I belong to a photography group because I enjoy the little things we learn from each other. Recently we met up in dahlia fields and awaited the sun to rise. By 6:10 am I’d fired off a few shots and then stood amazed at what I held in my hand. The metal shaft inside the durable plastic housing that protects my SUNPAK 750 TM tripod was snapped clean and the now unattached handle could no longer rotate the camera. I am not rough with my equipment and at 118 pounds it is not like I have extra wrist strength I don’t know about! I have to say I was very bummed and went to the edge of the field to be by myself – errr okay, to sulk a bit.
Between the fields and my car was a bench so I plopped myself down and tried to figure out a quick fix. Instead almost horizontal shafts of sunrise light pierced under the tall firs and fired up the deep Koi pond. And some huge fish popped to the surface! It was all very abstract and the jolts of blurring color felt like tapestry to me. I just turned the camera loose and continued to shoot until the fir boughs absorbed the magic. Moments later everything appeared calm and orderly and deep again.
I have been playing with the Koi pics. So abstract! I am imagining fabric from several of these. What do you think?
Here’s an amazing property for horse lovers. But I have to warn you – this fabulous place has a pending offer in less than a week on the market! Way to go Patty Franklin, Broker with Transitions Realty. Congratulations and thank you for bringing me in on this project!
If I could have any home I wanted – this would have to be the ONE! I’d even move to Southern Oregon for this gem. A straw-bale adobe home would suit me well. Have you ever seen a prettier property? I’d like to meet the artisans who built this amazing functional home. I believe they moved near Portland and family, so perhaps one day I will!
Creative thoughtful intelligent space! It finally sold in August 2012. I hope the new owners are having the time of their lives!