5 Huge Homes for Sale in Portland with a Mt. Hood View

It should come as no surprise that having a nice view increases the value of a home, even if it’s as simple as a little nature outside of a window instead of a busy street. But a truly spectacular view, NerdWallet estimates, can increase that value by 50-75%! And here in Portland, where we’re so blessed by natural beauty all around us, there are some truly phenomenal homes where the view is almost the defining feature.

To the east of Portland, you’ll find the natural landmark most coveted by view-seeking buyers: Mt. Hood. Standing at over 11,000 feet in elevation, Mt. Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon, and one of the most beautiful. A dormant volcanic mountain, it rises alone from the hills below, reminiscent of Mt. Fuji (which is why views of it are built in to the design of the Japanese Gardens).

Many of the most striking views of Mt. Hood can be had from the West side of the Willamette, where the hills begin to rise from the river. Up on the hill, some of the city’s most luxurious homes are perched on those hills, where they enjoy an unobstructed view to the east. Dreaming of soaking in a tub, doing yoga, curling up by the fire, or dining outdoors – all while taking in the majesty of Mt. Hood? Check out these amazing, huge homes with a view for sale in Portland right now.

#1 – 1716 SW High St.


This home is truly one of a kind. Postmodern design intersperses curved walls, windows, and decks, with angular accents. No matter where you go, this home has a point of view. Literally, in the sense that gorgeous windows overlooking Mt. Hood and the Cascade foothills punctuate nearly every room. The east-facing side of this beauty rises naturally from the hills, managing at once to both blend in and make a statement. Meanwhile, the front entrance, on the higher point of the property, tastefully ensures privacy.

Once through those doors, you’ll find an open floor plan that still finds ways to create private and intentional spaces. Enjoy the views through the large windows at either of two gas fireplaces. Or if you’re feeling like fresh air, from any of three separate decks. Get ready to wake up to the sunrise over the mountain from the master bedroom’s unimpeachable view. And the hot tub on the master deck ensures some private relaxation at any time of day (or night).

#2 – 15111 SE Clatsop St.


This is the only home on the list not located in the hills of Southwest Portland. If you prefer a little more open space and to be further away from the city (without sacrificing luxury), this is the property for you. Spread out on 1.32 acres all to yourself, with plenty of room for gardening, or even a small vineyard. A huge, detached garage/shop can make space for all your hobbies and projects as well. All the while Mt Hood and the rolling hills around it will be looking down on you.

Inside, you’ll continue to enjoy the view from enormous floor to ceiling windows spread through the living and dining rooms. Wood burning fireplaces keep you cozy both downstairs and upstairs. And a sprawling multi-level deck gives you more options for soaking in the beauty around you.

#3 – 1856 SW Edgewood Rd.


Does the natural beauty and lush greenery of Portland Heights call to you? Don’t miss out on one of its most charming homes. This roomy English cottage was built by Drake, Wyman & Voss, an architecture firm that’s somewhat lost to history now, but did some of Portland’s fine work in the 20’s and 30’s. You’ll enjoy some of that feeling of history – in the hardwood floors and large, cozy fireplace, for example – but also plenty of modern updates, of course.

One of this home’s greatest features, though, is its expansive deck, complete with one of the greatest views of Mt. Hood in the city. In a private nook towards the side, you’ll find a fire pit for chilly days. If it’s sun and view you want, though, this is the deck for you. Since the house abuts Southwest’s famed trail system (leading into Marquam nature park), you can rest assured that no development will obstruct your forest view either. It’s a forest lover’s dream.

#4 – 404 SW Edgecliff Rd.


If it’s a mansion with a view you’re searching for, this estate is the one to beat. Bedrooms with views of the mountain, plus a separate 2 bedroom ADU, are just the beginning. A formal dining room, living room, and library also afford beautiful views of the grounds and the landscape beyond. Bay windows on the first floor grant particular enjoyment of your surroundings. These rooms will be sure to satisfy all your entertainment needs, from an extravagant party to a cozy night in with a book.

What about outside the home? At nearly 2.5 acres, there’s plenty of room to roam. English-style gardens and hedges pepper the grounds along with mature trees and blossoming rhododendrons. Don’t want to get your feet wet? Stay closer to home on the impressive stone patio and take in the mountain for as long as you like.

Before we leave you thinking everything about this home is out of Downton Abbey, take note of some more modern features. The heating and cooling are fully geothermal, which will cut down your energy bills as well as your carbon footprint.

#5 – 1680 SW Montgomery Dr.


Set into the hills of Goose Hollow, this huge, exquisitely designed home takes pages out of the book of Frank Lloyd Wright in order to make the most of the surrounding beauty. Floor to ceiling windows abound for a nearly 270 degree view of the city, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens. You’ll be able to take in the sights anywhere from the bedroom to the kitchen to the luxurious soaking tub.

Amenities abound here. Whether it’s a top notch kitchen, spa-grade hot tub, outdoor dining area, or home gym that you’re looking for. With both modern comforts and modern elegance, this home is a sanctuary waiting for you.

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