Born of a desire to combine old-world design and modern luxury, Villa Ingenieux is a must-see estate that lives up to its name as a “house of ideas.”
Italian architectural details define this 30-room mansion, with almost 10,000 square feet living space, that sits on nearly five stunning acres offering seclusion from the bustle of city life – yet within a 20-minute drive of metropolitan amenities and a regional airport. The estate is situated within an hour’s drive of the Oregon Coast and a closer jaunt — about 5 minutes to boating at a nearby reservoir.
Villa Ingenieux is an amazing masterpiece that draws on Oregon’s natural beauty to ensure that the outdoors become part of the luxury home’s living spaces through the use of courtyards, lofty ceilings, terraces, natural light and stone work. In addition, the estate also features a guest house (with a home office license) and a large greenhouse.
Handcrafted finishes proprietary to the home include hand-cast plastered and painted wainscoting and crown moldings. The first piece of art built into the home that greets guests is an old world-styled chandelier that hangs from an 8-foot dome. The foyer opens into a grand hall with soaring 24-foot hand-painted ceilings and more chandeliers. A state-of-the-art sound system, digital mixer, and lighting are built into the room, allowing the ability to Grand Hall into a grand stage for events. A large 16-foot retractable screen for movies or presentations in 5.1 theater sound system.
A hand-plastered, tile fireplace anchors the space. The wood burning high-efficiency EPA-certified fireplace creates warmth for the entire main floor of the villa.
Custom-made, detailed wrought iron railings draw the eye to the mezzanine — where natural light pours down from windows positioned 18 feet above. A grand piano and bistro tables currently occupy the mezzanine, creating an intimate atmosphere to nurture creativity and conversation.
The view overlooks the west end of the property, offering stunning views of the green scape and in the winter, the foliage hibernates to offer a vantage point of nearby Fern Ridge Reservoir.
The luxurious details aren’t without comfort and ease. The villa’s infrastructure includes a dumbwaiter and elevator shaft and indoor and outdoor spaces are wired for electrical, telephone, cable and the property computer network. A digital, concierge phone system also creates a network of communication throughout the buildings. No detail was missed to plan conveniences in both properties.
The dining hall, off the main floor, features a table and chairs with seating for 12. A built-in, 9-foot wooden buffet made of alder creates an ideal setting for dinner party service.
An eat-in travertine and tumbled stone bar area overlook the main kitchen. Hone your culinary arts with professional-grade appliances. The kitchen features a Thermador oven, microwave and warming drawer and a Wolf cooktop, six-burner stove with a grill. Other features include a fireclay farmhouse sink and separate prep sink to wash and chop fresh vegetables and herbs grown on the property. A state-of-the-art Miele coffee maker creates the perfect start to any day. Other kitchen conveniences include an elite dishwasher and a Dutch door refrigerator.
A catering kitchen adjacent to the main kitchen area provides additional storage, as well as a True brand commercial refrigerator, its own dishwasher, an Imperial six-burner, propane stove and a stainless steel commercial sink. A dumbwaiter stall is also accessible from the catering kitchen, enabling ease of delivery.
The opulence of design continues in bedroom spaces with hand-painted faux tray ceilings, luxurious bathroom finishes with heated floors.
The entire home features a total of 3,000 square feet of deck space and most bedrooms open out onto private terraces.
The Grand Hall ceiling soars to 24 feet and other rooms throughout the villa loft at 12 feet, allowing more light to fill indoor spaces.
Above the Grand Hall is the main floor, which features a library with a Lenox propane fireplace, hand-plastered moldings and birch and alder bookshelves. The 1,000 square foot master suite features a small foyer that leads to a deck that faces the northern part of the property. A powder room off of the foyer allows easy guest access. Travertine and Tumbled stone floors are throughout the suite. A private deck opens up off the master bath which features a Jacuzzi tub and a separate Kohler body spa steam shower with a Roman tub and built-in LED lighting. Light pools down onto the Travertine and Tumbled stone flooring from a crystal chandelier. The master bath is designed as a sanctuary of relaxation and also includes a sauna and a Lenox propane fireplace.
Separate his and her closets are built into the walk-in closet. Beautiful maple wood warms the closet space which also features a small office desk area and a loft storage area above the closets. Within the bedroom, there is a small sitting area great for lounging and enjoying technology in the room, including flat-screen, wall-mounted televisions and 5.1 sound system while dining on snacks from the in-room, mini-refrigerator, and microwave.
The 30-room mansion features travertine floors with tumbled stone throughout. Some rooms feature handcrafted concrete floors designed to appear like stone and marble. A six-bay garage includes additional bonus space for a workshop or storage. Additional features include a 300-square foot home theater with stadium seating for about 15 people. Cultivate hobbies in the wine cellar and transform an additional 600 square feet of unfinished space.
The gated entry of the property opens onto a flag pavilion with a copper waterfall.
The paved drive leads to the first building on the property — approximately 3,000 square foot house that can serve as a guest residence, as well as a home office. The building opens to the guest house’s middle floor, which is currently set up as home office space and registered as a home occupation office with Lane County. High-speed internet, audio, and video wiring, as well as an inverter system and backup generator to ensure continued utilities in the event of an electrical outage.
The top floor of the three-story guest house features a 1,000 square foot living area featuring Ivory travertine floors in the entryway, kitchen, and bath. A gas fireplace and lush carpet in the living room create a cozy yet lush atmosphere for guests who can enjoy the morning light from their private deck. The lower floor of the guest house has a second bedroom and full bath with a shower and laundry room, as well as a large bonus room. Custom-made carriage doors open the lower floor to the beautifully landscaped grounds.
Propagate and nurture more green life for the property within the 600-square foot greenhouse that is steps away from the guest house.
The guesthouse offers a stunning viewpoint of the entire property which features lush landscaping, two ponds, and several fountains. A 600-pound concrete lion, “Henry”, guards the courtyard and entry of the villa. The courtyard is a central element of the villa with rooms designed to overlook its fountain and lush raspberry and blueberry vineyards.