Who wouldn’t want to live in a house that looks like it belongs to the world of fairy-tale? Overlooking Mount Shasta in the Ashland region of Oregon, the spectacular Shining Hand Ranch features a surprisingly unique treehouse-like interior and floors with stunning riverine-like patterns. The inside is adorned with incredibly artistic flora and fauna carvings of dragons, coyotes, eagles and other majestic creatures. Sustainably heated and cooled using geothermal energy, this fantastical dwelling looks something that Gandalf would reside in.
Measuring around 8,881-square-foot in area, the house is located on a 706-acre estate, amidst a breathtaking river and mountain landscape. Basking in a pleasant year-round temperate climate, the structure was completed this year itself, and sits on a rural property frequented by falcons, golden eagles, deer, red-tailed hawks and elk. The views, according to the architects, can be enjoyed from an enchanting endless pool housed inside a solar power-heated glass building.
Built to pay homage to the natural “beauty of the land”, the Shining Hand Ranch’s interior is expertly decorated, in accordance with nature-inspired themes as well as traditional Native American motifs. Its splendid organic design is accentuated with the help of custom-built wooden carvings. For instance, the dwelling’s main entrance is flanked by two stunning copper tree-like sculptures that together form an arched doorway. Fashioned using Brazilian mahogany, the doors feature several mesmerizing patterns, including shapes of salmon, eagles and even coyotes.
The entrance leads up to an expansive foyer that is somewhat reminiscent of the surrounding riverine landscape. As the develoeprs point out, the granite floors near the doorway resemble a sandy riverbed, while the timber flooring further inside features unique patterns that look like the waves of a river. The foyer is flanked by beautiful river rock planters on both sides. Furthermore, the dining room boasts spectacular Manzanita tree wall cravings.
The building’s upper floor is accessed by means of a wooden staircase with specially-designed carved banisters that are similar to trees and birds in shape. The top floor houses two bedrooms, including a master suite featuring a striking domed cedar ceiling. The attached bathroom is equipped with a double shower, whirlpool tubs, a steam shower fitted with natural boulders, and also double sinks made form blue van Gogh granite. The house is lined with huge windows that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding natural landscape.
Priced at a staggering $8,235,000, the Shining Hand Ranch is currently up for sale. Interested buyers can head over to Zillow.