The E. R. Pooley Estate is a secluded family retreat and historic home located 10 minutes from downtown Hood River, Oregon. Designed by famed architect, Jamieson Parker of Portland, and constructed between 1926 and 1928, the estate is comprised of 4,994 sqft, a 7-bedroom/4.5-bath main residence. In addition, there is a 568 sqft 1-bedroom/1-bath caretaker’s home, an attached two-car garage and gated entry with stunning views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Situated on 58.23 acres in the small town of Pine Grove, this estate is rare in that it contains both Hood River frontage and big mountain views. With 0.3 mile of Hood River frontage and 0.3 mile of Neal Creek frontage, this offering enjoys the coho salmon and steelhead spawn onsite. The Hood River supports runs winter and summer steelhead, chinook salmon and coho salmon. Though close to nearby amenities, the bulk of the estate and riverfront is invisible to neighbors and is not visible from any public road. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a property that has been in the same family since inception. Offering price is $1,940,000.
Location: The E. R. Pooley Estate is located just 30 to 45 minutes from four ski resorts in the area including Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline, Ski Bowl and Cooper Spur. Additionally, the estate is in the heart of prime steelhead country. Nestled in the Hood River Valley at the base of Mt. Hood, the offering is 10 minutes from the picturesque resort town and windsurfing and kiteboarding mecca of Hood River, along the banks of the Columbia River and in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Hood River is 45 minutes from the Portland International Airport and a 1-hour drive from downtown Portland. Many business professionals choose to live in Hood River and commute to Portland. Hood River is a four-season resort town with a population of 7,000 residents in town and 22,000 residents in the county. The area is known for its wineries, microbreweries, fruit and berry orchards, and multi-sport amenities such as skiing and snowboarding, fly-fishing, mountain biking, kayaking, kiteboarding and windsurfing. Straddled between the rainy western lowlands and the arid eastern high plains, Hood River has a mild climate throughout the year and consistently ranks as one of the best towns to live and play in the United States.
History: E.R. Pooley graduated from Harvard and ventured west to Hood River to start an orchard in 1909. In a short period of time, he built one of the largest fruit packing and cold storage facilities in Oregon, was responsible for converting the valley to pears from apples, helped to found the Oregon-Washington-California Pear Bureau, and eventually merged the Pooley Fruit Company with the famed Duckwall Fruit Company in 1970. E.R. Pooley commissioned the help of famed Portland architect, Jamieson Parker (1895-1939) to build this Hood River masterpiece and who was responsible for such famous Portland houses and structures as the First Unitarian Church, the Flanders House, the Greenwood House, the Haseltine House, and the Kingsley House, all on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
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