How would you like to walk through the front doors of your third-floor penthouse and be greeted by a stunning view of the scenic Columbia River? How would you like to sit on your terrace and see the sunrise over Mt. Hood or watch sailboats gliding through the water? Does enjoying a glass of wine on your rooftop patio or watching a movie in your private theater sound enticing? Each and every one of these are possible when you call this incredible penthouse at Tidewater Cove home.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, along the north shore of the scenic Columbia River, sits the private, luxury condominium community of Tidewater Cove. Situated on 20 acres, Tidewater Cove's seven, three-story coastal-inspired buildings wrap around a central green space that not only has an impeccably manicured lawn but also three lovely ponds with resident swans, paved walking trails, gardens, and stunning views of the river and Mt. Hood.
Wherever you turn in this one-level, 4,060 sq. ft penthouse exceptional details will delight you. As you approach the penthouse's private entrance, you'll first notice the beautiful solid wood French doors with their incredible beveled glass windows and elegantly ornate door handles. Upon entering, look down to take in the slate and mosaic stone inlay that sits in the light bamboo floor like an artistic rug. Look up to see the beautiful art glass pendant lights set in a simmering bronze-painted coved ceiling that leads you down the hall to the living room where a wall of windows grants you panoramic views of the river and beyond.
The first of three guest bedrooms is located just to the right of the entry. Through French doors is a lovely room, large enough for a king size bed, with soft textured carpet, three large windows with plantation shutters, a wall-mount TV, and a walk-in closet. As is throughout the entire home, the bedroom has wide baseboards, crown molding and window trim that adds extra style and class to the already charming space. The en suite bathroom has a walk-in shower with a frameless glass door, circular window and subway tiles with a unique, small three-tile inset pattern. The vanity's sink has a high-end, modern Hansgrohe Axor faucet and a sculptural glass sconce above that provides glowing light to the space.
Across the hall to the left of the entry are French doors that lead to the second guest bedroom. With a built-in Murphy bed and cabinetry, this cozy space with two closets and a large window can easily serve as an additional sleeping area for guests but could also be perfect for a reading room, study or small exercise or yoga space. Connecting this bedroom to the third guest room is a jack-and-jill bathroom where your eyes will instantly be drawn to the delightful petite flowered tile work around the vanity and the pretty scalloped tiles that wrap around the room and through the walk-in shower.
The third bedroom is tucked away and ideal for those who like a bit of privacy. The bedroom features plush, sculptural carpet, a large window with plantation shutters, and a custom bronze painted accent wall that adds a touch of opulence to the cozy space. A large walk-in closet and a small linen closet give you ample storage in the room.
As you move through the penthouse, you begin to take notice of the unmatched level of detail put into every space. From the decorative paint techniques and distinctive tile work to the finely crafted millwork and artistic pulls and knobs that adorn the cabinetry throughout, careful thought was put into creating a delightfully unique home unlike any other.
Stepping into the penthouse's main living area, your eyes will immediately be drawn to the million dollar views of Tidewater Cove's property, the Columbia River and Mt. Hood in the distance. Tall windows span the entire space from the living room to the sitting area to the dining room, drenching it with light and sweeping vistas. Enjoy the view from inside or relax on the terrace with a glass of wine while enjoying sunsets, passing sailboats or planes taking off or landing at the Portland International Airport, which sits across the river on the Oregon shore. The terrace has a tongue and groove wood ceiling, electricity, water spout, and glass panel railing ensuring unobstructed sight lines.
The large, sophisticated yet comfortable living room has a gas fireplace with a modern, vertically-stacked white stone surround that is beautifully offset by the rich, dark wood cabinetry spanning the entire wall. Sliding cabinet doors above the fireplace open to reveal a wallmounted TV, and niches with recessed lighting to the left of the fireplace are ideal for showcasing pieces of art.
The wet bar on the living room's far wall is anything but ordinary. The countertop, backsplash and sink have been constructed with poured layers of metallic colored resin, creating an exquisite piece of functional art. While it quite literally is in the center of the home, it may figuratively become the centerpiece of your art collection.
The area between the living and dining rooms is perfect for sitting and enjoying your morning coffee, chatting with friends or is a lovely spot for your grand piano. A sculptural pendant chandelier as well as large, south-facing windows and windows in French doors leading to the rooftop patio illuminate the dining area. The space has ample room for a table that seats 8 or more guests.
Open to the dining area, the kitchen will delight even the most discerning chefs with its custom designed cabinetry locally handcrafted by Hayes Cabinets in Woodland, Washington, the large island with breakfast bar, open bookshelf and storage, a deep double sink with gooseneck faucet, and granite counters. You'll enjoy using the professional-grade appliances: Decor 6burner gas cooktop, high-end stainless steel Vent-A-Hood, stainless steel Decor convention oven and microwave, double-door Sub Zero refrigerator with cabinet fronts, and Miele dishwasher with cabinet front. Above the cooktop is exquisite backsplash with a mosaic of shimmering mother of pearl-colored tiles that complement the matte silver ceramic tiles that rest above the surrounding countertop. Above the island hang five small glass pendants, providing excellent task or mood light.
The large window above the sink looks out to the rooftop deck. French doors lead you to this highly-desired outdoor space, and a doggy door around the corner from the kitchen gives easy access for your pooch. The deck is expansive enough for an outdoor garden in raised beds or an array of your favorite potted annuals and perennials plus lounge furniture, a table with a shade umbrella, barbecue, and room for a bevy of guests.
Within the center of the penthouse is an "island" where you'll find a mechanical room, a butler's pantry with built-in cabinetry, storage and a granite-topped work area, and a powder room. The powder room is worthy of its own praise. It's an incredibly thought out space that has the feel of stepping into, perhaps, the French Gilded Age. The walls have been painted in a beautiful metallic color that leads your eyes up to the ceiling's ornate relief design that is a true work of art. A shimmering black vanity top is the backdrop for a one-of-a-kind glass vessel sink and sits upon a pedestal adorned with a handcrafted metal sculpture, which complements the remarkable metal art on the glass sconces that hang above on the mirrored wall.
Down the hall toward the master bedroom are a set of French doors that open to reveal an intimate theater room. Seven soft, comfortable reclining chairs sit on two tiers for optimum viewing. Black sculptural carpet, walls covered in a red, soft suede-like fabric and a black padded ceiling that lights to reveal stars above provide excellent soundproofing for a real theater-like experience. A professional Stewart Filmscreen and Epson HD projector create a viewing experience like no other.
Hallways throughout the home have adjustable track lighting with mini-spotlights for illuminating your artwork and blown-glass pendants that continue with the interior's artistic flare. At the end of the hall outside the theater room is a built-in display case and cabinetry. A mirrored interior with glass display shelves and recessed lighting create a wonderful gallery for your art and collectibles.
To the left of the display cabinetry are French doors that open to the hall leading to the laundry room and back entry door. The laundry room features a natural slate floor, granite counters, upper and lower cabinets, a utility sink, and access to a second mechanical room. The back door just outside the laundry room opens to an exterior walkway just steps from the building's elevator.
At the opposite end of the hallway is the master suite. French doors open to the spacious master bedroom that features a wall of windows with fabulous views, a gas fireplace with a modern surround made of smooth stones in cool blue, grey and green hues, white built-in cabinetry, a wall-mounted TV above the fireplace, and plush textured carpet.
The en suite bathroom is yet another space where you will appreciate the attention to detail that was given when the home was designed. Its fresh, clean color scheme of white, grey and pale sea green create an environment where you'll want to lounge in the luxurious, high-end BainUltra jetted tub and pamper yourself. The floor tile has a classic, basket weave pattern while marble subway tiles with a mosaic border made with petite tiles in an interlocking ring pattern encircle the space. The walk-in shower has frameless glass walls and door and a tiled seat, and the double vanity has Grohe faucets and a furniture-style cabinet with green sea glass drawer pulls. French doors within the bathroom open to the huge his and her walk-in closet. Built-in drawers, cabinets and shoe racks surround a double-sided dresser that includes locking drawers.
A third terrace is accessed through the master bedroom as well as through the adjoining den. This private terrace also has a tongue and groove wood ceiling and glass railings, and as with all the doors leading to the penthouse's terraces, the patio door has a hidden pull screen giving you the glorious option of keeping your doors open during the warm summer months to enjoy the breeze off the river.
The home's den can be entered through both the master bedroom and the living room. The space has a traditional feel to it with a coffered ceiling, custom Hayes cabinetry and bookshelves, and bamboo flooring. Three tall windows and a door to the terrace flood the quiet office with light. Frosted glass French doors open back up to the living room.
Throughout the home, you'll find technology that makes entertaining, housekeeping and living more convenient as well. The surround sound system can be controlled via the Sonos app on your phone, tablet or computer. The central vacuum system makes cleaning simple, and the home is wired for cameras and a security system. Even your pooch can wear a fob on his collar to control the doggy door to the rooftop patio (to ensure no other furry friends are able to enter the home).
While the penthouse has an incredible array of appointments and features on its own, the Tidewater Cove community and location add to the home's value. Parking your vehicles and storing your extra belongings is easy as the penthouse has two parking spots and a large, enclosed storage area in the private, secure garage located under the building.
For Tidewater Cove residents looking for recreation, situated directly to the west of the property is the 53-acre Marine Park with scenic walking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a boat launch. Tidewater Cove Marina is located just a few hundred feet from the condominium property and is the perfect spot to moor your boat in the summer months. Plus, Tidewater Cove's exclusive clubhouse offers residents a large pool, sauna, sport court (tennis, pickleball and basketball), and fitness and party facilities.
Shopping, cafes, taprooms, and restaurants, many of which are along the riverfront, are mere minutes away from Tidewater Cove. Downtown Vancouver, where you can enjoy the Arts District, weekly farmers markets, breweries, and the vast array of local businesses housed in an eclectic mix of historic and modern buildings, is less than 10 minutes away, and access to the freeway is breeze, making trips to Portland or the airport easy as well.
This incredible penthouse is a true masterpiece in layout, design and livability - artfully blending luxury with comfort, traditional with modern, and interior elegance with outdoor beauty. For those who demand excellence, this Tidewater Cove penthouse will not disappoint.