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We Have a New Title Holder for Oregon's Most Expensive Home

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    The dining room (SHOT BY LOREN@LORENCASTILLO.COM)

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    The vineyard

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    The dramatic entry hall. (SHOT BY LOREN@LORENCASTILLO.COM)

The distinction of the highest-priced listing in the Beaver State has passed quickly from this $15 million property we wrote about last month to this $18 million estate in West Linn, OR, just outside of Portland.

A property whose name translates to "House of Gold" has a high bar to hurdle. But that's no problem here: The Villa De L'or lives up to its golden moniker. Sitting on over 48 acres, this 16,359-square-foot home has touches of gold throughout its 14 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, and four half-baths.

The estate includes a 4-acre vineyard, soccer field, tennis court, basketball court, and horse stables, as well as an outdoor pool, movie theater, and gym.

And you don't need to bring much with you to move in, because the home is being sold fully furnished.

"The finishings and the furnishings and the fabrics are exquisite," says listing agent Tina Wyszynski. When you enter the villa, you are greeted by heated marble floors, which are ideal on the dampest of Oregon days. The villa has more than 2,000 square feet of marble flooring on the main level, all warmed by radiant heat.

The mansion is also ready to host extravagant events. The dining room is "absolutely amazing. You just imagine a state dinner actually happening there for a foreign dignitary," Wyszynski says.

The chef's kitchen is the size of three to four regular kitchens and has a long island, walk-in cooler, six-burner Viking range, ice maker, and "every kitchen tool known to mankind," Wyszynski jokes with only slight exaggeration.

Befitting a home with its own vineyard is a separate Tuscan-inspired wine vault with tasting room, bar, and storage for more than 1,800 bottles. The vineyard, run by an outside management company, produces pinot gris and pinot noir grapes. More than 50 cases of wine are bottled each year from the grapes grown on the property.

While the Portland area is a well-known hipster haven, it's not necessarily thought of as a high-end luxury market. But Wyszynski is positioning this listing as a bargain compared with the usual West Coast luxury destinations such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. She's been marketing it internationally, targeting buyers with an interest in winemaking.

"Even though it's a high price for Oregon, it's really not expensive for a foreign buyer that wants to live a nice American lifestyle and dabble in running a vineyard," she says. The vineyard could easily be expanded to 12 acres of the property, she notes. Expanding grape growth would transform this already dreamy property into a winemaker's true dream.