clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Not-So-Much Roseburg as Rosebud for This Oregonian

New, 7 comments

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.

Location: Roseburg, Ore.
Price: $6,800,000
The Skinny: San Simeon, the California hilltop home of publishing baron William Randolph Hearst, has long been the benchmark for outrageous opulence, but this place sure gives it a run for its money, at least on the outrageous bit. "Perhaps the most remarkable home in the Pacific Northwest," claims the brokerbabble, but we're not yet convinced. First off, there's that other state, Washington, where a few billionaires live in some serious digs. And second, the acres of wood on the interior are all wrong, and so's that mural on the ceiling, the overwrought water park in the backyard, the pretentious colonnaded fountain...OK, OK, the list goes on. That ornate, phallic gate setup—there's no fence!—is even worse. Third, that Google Maps to the right isn't an error. This place is really that isolated. And paying almost $7M for it? The worst. Here we go playing the Grinch. Can anyone find some holiday spirit in this?
· Remarkable Pacific Northwest Home [Sotheby's]