Oregon has small rural towns most people have never heard of but they are the new address to a growing number of homebuyers who want acreage, self-sufficiency and a place to live with extended family members. The desire to be outside the city was heightened by stay-at-home orders to curtail the coronavirus.
Josh Lydon, who is selling his 66.68-acre property at 167 Waterfall Lane in Glide outside of Roseburg, says a place in the country is a “blank canvas” in which to create the life you want. You can have a garden and horses, and raise livestock and chickens, without butting up against city ordinances or homeowners association rules.
Instead of traveling through traffic to reach a scenic spot, just step outside, he says.
“You can also sit back on your porch and observe what nature creates,” says Lydon, who is selling his property for $790,000 without a real estate agent and can be reached at 541-900-5920 or 167Waterfall@gmail.com. “Rural living abundantly gives moments of peace and a freedom to simply be.”
The property has marketable timber and views of rolling hills. “Own your own park-like setting filled with wildlife (elk, deer, turkeys, owls, hawks and bald eagles) and a little river frontage as far as the eye can see,” states the listing.
The contemporary-style house was remodeled in 2018 and has an open kitchen with new appliances, granite counters and a skylight as well as four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,118 square feet of living space.
Two bay windows and a deck frame the pond, garden and sunsets. Energy efficient dual-pane windows and a new roof were installed in 2017.
There is a fenced garden with raspberries, blueberries, melons and vegetables. A farmer or hobbyist could benefit from using the 40-foot-by-60-foot shop.
Here are more rural properties for sale in Oregon:
185 Pleasantville Way in Grants Pass is for sale at $1.5 million. The custom lodge-style house, built in 2003 on 9.99 acres, has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 6,873 square feet of living space.
There is a gated entry, smart home technology and owned security system with eight HD cameras. Energy efficient features include geothermal heating/cooling plus there is an auto, in-ground shrub fertilizing system and landscape lighting.
Outdoor living is highlighted by a barbecue room, wraparound deck, shuffleboard court and picnic area, says listing agent Doug Morse of John L. Scott Medford.
14221 S.W. Miller Trail in West Powell Butte is for sale at $725,000. The single-level house, built in 1994 on 40.31 irrigated acres adjoining public land, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,846 square feet of living space.
There is a small barn, corral and lean-to with an arena area that is fenced and cross fenced.
“Room for a larger barn, shop, RVs, trailers and toys. Lots of options, ready for your horses, animals or 4-H projects,” says listing agent Mary Doyle of Coldwell Banker Bain.
34688 N.E. Ochoco Hwy. in Prineville, bordering the Ochoco National Forest, is for sale at $660,000. The house, built in 2005 on 11.22 acres, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,471 square feet of living space.
Energy efficiency features include insulating concrete form construction, solar heated radiant flooring, solar/propane system for flooring and hot water, central vacuum system and a back-up generator.
There is a covered deck and a paver patio with a fire pit as well as an insulated, attached 16×32 shop with ample plug ins, heated attached garage, 12×20 atrium/greenhouse, barn/storage building, plus two 8×40 secure storage units and RV storage with 120v power.
“The American Dream. Access the forest over the footbridge crossing Marks Creek to enjoy the meadow areas and miles of recreation on public lands,” says listing agent Mary Doyle of Coldwell Banker Bain.
9208 Sprague River Road in Chiloquin is for sale at $629,000. The custom log home, built in 1999 on 21.34 acres, has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 3,879 square feet of living space.
A third, non-conforming bedroom is off the attached garage and is currently used as an office. There is also a separate, fully permitted log-style guest house.
The fenced property has an enclosed pasture, round pen, corrals, wooded areas and meadow. Outbuildings include a hay and equipment barn and an extra garage with shop space.
“Picture yourself away from the hustle and bustle, just minutes away from fishing, kayaking and outdoor recreation,” says listing agent Ashley Mickelson of Fisher Nicholson Realty.
102 and 100 Chestnut Ave. in Nyssa is for sale at $450,000. The updated house, built in 1938 on 50.11 acres, has six bedrooms, two bathrooms and 4,002 square feet of living space.
There is a two-car garage attached to the house by a breezeway as well as another two-car garage, shop, barn and small rental unit.
“Inside Nyssa city limits with subdivision possibilities,” says listing agent Dee Mosman of Waldo Real Estate.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072
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