Housing rich and strange: Hobbits and high-end hideaways

Housing rich and strange: Hobbits and high-end hideaways

Mike Francis | The Oregonian/OregonLiveBy Mike Francis | The Oregonian/OregonLive
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on April 17, 2015 at 12:45 PM, updated April 21, 2015 at 4:34 PM

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houseofmystery.jpgStrangeness abounds at the House of Mystery at the Oregon Vortex in Gold Hill. Alas, the house is not for sale.

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.

-“The Tempest”

Along with the assorted houseboats, condos, view properties and vintage homes we’ve shown in these pages, we’ve also been collecting property listings that are somewhat off-kilter.

This week, we offer a blended entry of houses “rich and strange.” Rich, as in million-dollar river views, indoor pools and 80-acre spreads. Strange, as in indoor boulders, church choir balconies and Middle Earthen coziness.

We range from an expansive property in Rickreall to a reworked church in Lake Oswego, from a prime parcel on the Columbia River to a Lake Oswego house where a rockslide seems to have ended in the family room.

Do you know of unusual properties that are on or have recently been on the market? If you’d like us to highlight one, please send an email to Janet Eastman, who is taking over this feature. You can reach her at jeastman@oregonian.com.

— Mike Francis

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