Top-tier residential properties typically don’t trade owners often or quickly, but the Portland metro area has seen significant sales for mansions selling for $3 million or more in the last year.

Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Evan Turner, now a Boston Celtics assistant coach, received a $3,125,000 offer for his glass-and-steel, gated retreat seven days after it was listed for sale.

Another recent residential sale was more than double Turner’s transaction: A riverfront estate on Southwest Petes Mountain Road in West Linn sold for $6.3 million, or $450 a square foot.

The highest price per square foot — at $1,128 — lately was for a penthouse in the Pearl District’s Cosmopolitan tower, which sold for $3,675,000.

In comparison, the median sale price in the Portland metro area, which has steadily increased over the last nine years, reached $521,000 in June, according to the latest Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) report, with the median price per square foot at $309.

John L. Scott opened its first luxury-focused real estate office, Exceptional Homes by John L. Scott, in Lake Oswego in July, to accommodate the heightened needs of people buying and selling multimillion-dollar estates.

Windermere Real Estate’s exclusive W Collection launched in Oregon last fall, joining the rarified ranks of such longtime ultra-luxury agencies as Harnish Properties and Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate.

The most expensive properties earn their value based on their location, construction and design quality, as well as their architectural or historical significance.

Here’s a look at some of the biggest residential real estate deals in the Portland area over the last three months, according to public records and real estate marketplaces.

A 6.69-acre property on Southwest Petes Mountain Road in West Linn sold on May 24 for $6,300,000.Justin Harnish and Errol Bradley/Harnish Properties

Willamette River vineyard estate: A secluded, 6.69-acre vineyard property on Southwest Petes Mountain Road in West Linn sold on May 24 for $6.3 million ($450 per square foot). In 2019, the asking price was $6,888,000.

The 14,014-square-foot mansion, built in 1995 along the Willamette River, has two suites, four more bedrooms, six more bathrooms and two powder rooms.

“This private estate encompasses every amenity,” said listing agent Justin Harnish with Errol Bradley of Harnish Properties, including a decked-out game room, pool, sport court, boat dock and six-vehicle garage.

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A property on Fairway Road in Lake Oswego sold on July 6 for $5,250,000.Justin Harnish and Errol Bradley/Harnish Properties.

House with views of five fairways: A 2.25-acre property on Fairway Road in Lake Oswego sold on July 6 for $5,250,000 ($897 per square foot). The asking price was $5,495,000.

The contemporary house adjacent to Oswego Lake Country Club was built in 1995 with four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 5,855 square feet of living space.

“A very rare find; a private resort-like setting … fully renovated to perfection … with a totally private backyard with two outdoor covered areas; fire pit, pool, hot tub and acres to roam,” said listing agent Justin Harnish with Errol Bradley of Harnish Properties. “The home comes with an automatic lake boat slip.”

The Country French-style house has 5,802 square feet of living space and a circular driveway.

A 1.71-acre property on Fielding Road in Lake Oswego sold on July 25 for the asking price of $4,998,000.Justin Harnish and Errol Bradley/Harnish Properties.

Hamptons-style, riverfront estate: A 1.71-acre property on Fielding Road in Lake Oswego sold on July 25 for its asking price of $4,998,000 ($861 per square foot).

The Country French-style house, built in 2004, has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,802 square feet of living space. Outdoor entertaining areas include a covered fireplace and riverfront deck as well as a dock and pool.

“A breathtaking Hampton’s style estate gracing the banks of the Willamette River,” said listing agent Justin Harnish with Errol Bradley of Harnish Properties. “Behind the gate-secured entry are grounds with raised bed gardens, a chicken coop, outdoor wood fire pizza oven and water features.”

An expansive deck includes a pool, seating area and grassy lounge area.

A 0.48-acre property on Southwest Davenport Street in Portland’s West Hills sold on May 14 for $4,750,000.Chris Suarez/Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Modern farmhouse with 1,200-bottle wine cellar: A 0.48-acre property on Southwest Davenport Street in Portland’s West Hills sold on May 14 for its asking price of $4,750,000 ($865 per square foot).

The farmhouse, designed by architect Roscoe Hemenway and built in 1943 and recently updated, has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 5,493 square feet of living space plus easy access to the patio, yard and gardens.

“Sweeping views of city, river and five mountains,” said listing agent Chris Suarez of Keller Williams Realty Professionals. “The lower level has a theater and 1,200-bottle wine cellar.”

A four-level, concrete-and-steel dwelling has large glass windows.

A concrete-and-steel dwelling, designed by William/Kaven Architecture with the original co-owner, the late artist David Carter, in Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District was sold for $4.55 million by Patrick Clark of Inhabit Real Estate.Jeremy Bittermann/JBSA

Concrete-and-steel dwelling: The four-story house designed by William/Kaven Architecture on Northwest 25th Avenue in Portland’s Alphabet District sold for $4.55 million ($1,008 per square foot).

The modern home has two bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,512 square feet of living space.

“This architectural landmark creates a fascinating juxtaposition in its urban setting,” said listing agent Patrick Clark of Inhabit Real Estate. “The buyers were drawn to the location, and, of course, the striking architecture. But, more than that, the attention to detail of the home is incredible. The unique design inspired by the original owners, particularly the late artist David Carter, is what the buyers of the home really connected with.”

The contemporary, custom architectural house has three bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 5,401 square feet of living space.

A 1.7-acre property on Southshore Boulevard in Lake Oswego sold on June 4 for $4,512,000. Kathy Hall with Kevin Hall of The Hasson Company.Kathy Hall/Kevin Hall of The Hasson Company.

Retreat with private dock: A 1.7-acre, lake-view property on Southshore Boulevard in Lake Oswego sold on June 4 for $4,512,000 ($835 per square foot). The asking price was $4,950,000.

The contemporary-style house, built in 2010, has a wine cellar, fitness studio, library, sauna-steam room, three bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 5,401 square feet of living space plus multi-level decks, a greenhouse and private dock.

“This retreat sanctuary features walls of glass, heated limestone floors, fine marble and millwork and superb Zen-inspired lines,” said listing agent Kathy Hall with Kevin Hall of The Hasson Company.

The contemporary house, built in 2000 on the main lake has four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,610 square feet of living space.

A 7,405-square-foot property on Lake Front Road in Lake Oswego sold on July 26 for the asking price of $4,500,000.Justin Harnish/Errol Bradley of Harnish Properties

Boathouse with rooftop deck: A 7,405-square-foot property on Lake Front Road in Lake Oswego sold on July 26 for its asking price of $4.5 million ($976 per square foot).

The contemporary house, built in 2000, has four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,610 square feet of living space as well as a new rooftop deck on the boathouse, built-in hot tub and water feature.

“Incredible Oswego Lake front contemporary with a wine cellar and fitness center,” said listing agent Justin Harnish with Errol Bradley of Harnish Properties.

The traditional-style house, built in 2005, has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two powder rooms and 4,996 square feet of living space. on the banks of Oswego Lake.

A 0.63-acre property on Ridgeway Road in Lake Oswego sold on June 7 for its asking price of $4,398,000.Justin Harnish/Errol Bradley of Harnish Properties.

Custom house on the Peninsula: A 0.63-acre property on Ridgeway Road in Lake Oswego sold on June 7 for its asking price of $4,398,000 ($880 per square foot).

The traditional-style house, built in 2005 on the banks of Oswego Lake, has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two powder rooms and 4,996 square feet of living space plus private decks, a boathouse with a rooftop deck and a dock.

“Located on the Peninsula, the custom-built home has a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast bar and nook connecting to the great room and overlooking the lake,” said listing agent Justin Harnish with Errol Bradley of Harnish Properties.

The Northwest contemporary-style house with Craftsman influences was built in 1996 and has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder rooms and 7,428 square feet of living space.

A 0.72-acre property on Terrace Drive in Lake Oswego sold on May 4 for $4,325,000.Louise Levin/RE/MAX Equity Group

Lakeview house and extra lot: A 0.72-acre property on Terrace Drive in Lake Oswego sold on May 4 for $4,325,000 ($582 per square foot). The asking price was $4,250,000.

The Northwest contemporary-style house with Craftsman influences, built in 1996, has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two powder rooms and 7,428 square feet of living space.

There are two offices with views, a dance or yoga studio, wine cellar, workshop inside the house and outside are a sport court and patio. The garage can park six cars plus there are two deeded boat slips, a dock and electric tram.

“Includes house plus a separate tax lot, both with beautiful views of the lake,” said listing agent Louise Levin of RE/MAX Equity Group.

The Colonial-style house with a pool in the backyard.

A 25.96-acre property on Bergis Road in Lake Oswego sold on June 20 for $4,321,455.Diana Harrell/Premiere Property Group

Dohterdale estate with a pond: A 25.96-acre property on Bergis Road in Lake Oswego sold on June 30 for $4,321,455 ($845 per square foot). The original asking price was $4,950,000. In 2019, it was listed for $7,999,000.

The Colonial-style house, built in 1951 and designed by architect Roscoe Hemenway, has six bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 5,114 square feet of living space.

Outside are floral gardens, fruit trees, a tennis court, pool and private pond as well as a barn, pastures, paddocks and a riding arena.

“A private retreat, where recreation meets relaxation. Serenity and breathtaking views make Dohterdale estate a modern escape. It offers a charming main house, guest cottage and pool house,” said listing agent Diana Harrell of Premiere Property Group.

A lakefront house, built in 2011, has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 4,173 square feet of living space.

A 0.50-acre property on Northshore Road in Lake Oswego sold on June 17 for $4,192,500.Kendall Bergstrom-Delancellotti/The Hasson Company

Waterfront house by Olson Group Architects: A half-acre property on Northshore Road in Lake Oswego sold on June 17 for $4,192,500 ($1,005 per square foot). The asking price was $4,295,000.

The custom waterfront house, built in 2011 on Lake Oswego Main Lake, has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 4,173 square feet of living space as well as doors that slide away to outdoor living spaces.

“The exquisite and private home was designed by well-known local architect Curt Olson and structurally crafted by Riverland Homes,” said listing agent Kendall Bergstrom-Delancellotti of The Hasson Company.

The contemporary farmhouse, built in 2017, has five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and 9,897 square feet of living space in the heart of Pete's Mountain.

A 6.28-acre property on Southwest Valley View Road in West Linn sold on July 23 for its asking price of $4,100,000.Jennifer Weinhart and Andrew Weinhart/The Hasson Company

Farmhouse with soundproofed basketball court: A 6.28-acre, gated-entry property on Southwest Valley View Road in West Linn sold on July 23 for its asking price of $4.1 million ($414 per square foot).

The contemporary farmhouse, built in 2017, has five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and 9,897 square feet of living space. Entertaining outdoor spaces include a pool overlooking manicured lawns and garden beds.

“Floor plan with walls of windows and high ceilings, this home is perfect for all lifestyles. There is a large game room, office, private gym and sauna plus a 2,000-square-foot, connected custom basketball court with soundproofing,” said listing agent Jennifer Weinhart with Andrew Weinhart of The Hasson Company.

The updated Colonial-style mansion, built in 1895, has six bedrooms, five bathrooms,  three power rooms and 9,065 square feet of living space.
A sweeping driveway leads to a six-car heated garage beyond a lush lawn, brick walkways, portico and pool.

A 1.65-acre property on South Riverwood Road in Dunthorpe sold on July 1 for $4.1 million.Mimi McCaslin and Anne-Marie Knapp/Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate

1895 Colonial-style mansion: A 1.65-acre property on South Riverwood Road in Dunthorpe sold on July 1 for $4.1 million ($452 per square foot). The asking price was $4,480,000.

The updated Colonial-style mansion, built in 1895, has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, three power rooms and 9,065 square feet of living space.

A sweeping driveway leads to a six-car, heated garage beyond a lush lawn, brick walkways, portico and pool.

“Character and tradition meet eclectic high style in this private estate. Expansive interiors are defined by impeccable style and the use of the highest quality materials and luxurious fittings,” said listing agent Mimi McCaslin with Anne-Marie Knapp of Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate.

The Georgian-style house, has four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 7,436 square feet of living space.

A 1.74-acre property on Knaus Road in Lake Oswego sold on July 28 for $3,900,000.Eric Lehouiller/Oregon Choice Group

Grand Georgian-style estate: A 1.74-acre property on Knaus Road in Lake Oswego sold on July 28 for $3.9 million ($524 per square foot). The asking price was $3,950,000.

The Georgian-style house, built in 2002 and recently renovated, has four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 7,436 square feet of living space. Custom outdoor living areas include a multi-level spa and pool with cascading waterfalls.

“Modern luxury with top-of-the-line finishes and appliances, theater room, second kitchen and gym,” said listing agent Eric Lehouiller of Oregon Choice Group.

Windows frame downtown Portland in a penthouse in the Pearl District.

A penthouse on the 28th floor of the Cosmopolitan at 1075 N.W. Northrup St. in Portland’s Pearl District sold on for $3,675,000.Chris Suarez/Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Pearl District penthouse: A penthouse on the 28th floor of the Cosmopolitan at 1075 N.W. Northrup St. in Portland’s Pearl District sold on June 24 for $3,675,000 ($1,128 per square foot). The asking price was $4,099,000.

The contemporary condo, built in 2016, has a primary suite with a fireplace, steam shower and sauna, as well as two more bedrooms, 2.5 more bathrooms, a gym within 3,258 square feet of living space plus three private balconies.

“The city’s finest penthouse has well-appointed interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows in every room that offer unobstructed views of the city, bridges, river and three mountains,” said listing agent Chris Suarez of Keller Williams Realty Professionals.

The English cottage-style house, designed by Richard Sundeleaf and built in 1933, has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 6,254 square feet of living space.

A 0.70-acre property on Maple Street in Lake Oswego sold on July 15 for $3,650,000.Terry Sprague/Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate.

English cottage with a glass garage: A 0.70-acre property on Maple Street in Lake Oswego sold on July 15 for $3,650,000 ($584 per square foot). The asking price was $3.9 million.

The updated English cottage-style house, originally designed by architect Richard Sundeleaf and built in 1933 on a quiet hillside site with views of Oswego Lake, has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 6,254 square feet of living space.

There is a new guesthouse and cantilever glass garage.

Outdoor entertaining can take place in gardens, terraces and patios and near the fire pit and bocce court or the boat slip with a lake easement.

“Perfect blend of vintage details and luxe style. Incredible original woodwork and unique architectural details throughout,” said listing agent Terry Sprague of Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate.

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A 16.09-acre property on Southwest Valley View Road in West Linn sold on June 17 for $3,495,000.Terry Sprague/Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate.

French Country estate with wine cellar: A 16.09-acre property on Southwest Valley View Road in West Linn sold on June 17 at its asking price of $3,495,000 ($363 per square foot).

The contemporary French Country-style house, built in 2004, has four bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a daylight basement with a wine cellar and tasting area within 9,625 square feet of living space. There is also a private patio and a pool on the property with panoramic views of Mount Hood, Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens.

“Vacation where you live. Beautiful craftsmanship including mahogany millwork, wide-plank hickory floors and hand-scraped beams in open, light-filled spaces,” said listing agent Terry Sprague of Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate. “Fabulous kitchen with huge windows and gorgeous finishes.”

The custom contemporary house, built in 1940 and remodeled by by TTM Development, has four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 5,338 square feet of living space.

A 0.55-acre property on Upper Drive in Lake Oswego sold on July 9 for the asking price of $3,300,000.Justin Harnish/Harnish Properties

New house with luxury upgrades: A 0.55-acre property on Upper Drive in Lake Oswego sold on July 9 for its revised asking price of $3.3 million ($618 per square foot).

The contemporary house, built by TTM Development, has four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 5,338 square feet of living space.

“The custom house was purchased prior to construction and the final price reflects upgrades,” said listing agent Justin Harnish of Harnish Properties.

1916 Portland house with original woodwork and other historic features.

The historic John and Ellen Bowman House on Northeast Knott Street in Portland’s Irvington neighborhood sold on July 30 for $3,225,000 by William Grippo of Windermere Realty Trust. Ruum MediaRuum Media

1916 Colonial-style mansion with carriage house: A 0.69-acre property on Northeast Knott Street in Portland’s Irvington neighborhood sold on July 30 for $3,225,000 ($490 per square foot). The original asking price was $3.5 million.

The Colonial-style house, built in 1916, has seven bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 6,577 square feet of living space plus a detached carriage house that was converted into separate living quarters.

Outdoor living spaces include a custom pergola near a water fountain and gardens.

“The Historic John and Ellen Bowman house is truly one of the last of its kind. The high-end kitchen will be a joy to create in while the glass-encased breakfast room lets in an abundance of natural light,” said listing agent William Grippo of Windermere Realty Trust.

The custom house, built in 1991, has panoramic Oswego Lake views, four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 4,194 square feet of living space plus a private dock, boat house, walls of water-view windows & multi-level decks to take in the best of waterfront life.

A 0.28-acre property on Northshore Road in Lake Oswego sold on June 24 for $3,215,000.Kathy Hall and Kevin Hall/The Hasson Company

Glass walls with lake views: A 0.28-acre property on Northshore Road in Lake Oswego sold on June 24 for $3,215,000 ($767 per square foot). The original asking price was $3,740,000.

The custom house, built in 1991 with panoramic Oswego Lake views, has four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 4,194 square feet of living space plus a private dock and boathouse.

“Walls of windows and multi-level decks take in the best of waterfront life. Relax and create your perfect, private world with an expansive great room, kitchen with a wet bar and lake-view office,” said listing agent Kathy Hall with Kevin Hall of The Hasson Company.

A contemporary bedroom with a sunken seating area.

A 0.87-acre property on Southwest Semler Way in Portland’s Bridlemile neighborhood sold on June 15 for $3.2 million.Suzann Baricevic Murphy/(W)here, Inc.

Architect Walter Gordon masterpiece: A 0.87-acre property on Southwest Semler Way in Portland’s Bridlemile neighborhood sold on June 15 for $3.2 million ($298 per square foot). The asking price was $3,350,000.

The custom contemporary house, built in 1969, has four bedrooms, two powder rooms, five bathrooms and 10,750 square feet of living space plus a guesthouse.

“Architect Walter Gordon, the master who infused art into modern homes, created yet another icon. True to form, Gordon’s masterpiece characterizes the modern movement with an open floor plan and spaces that adapt to our evolving lifestyles,” said listing agent Suzann Baricevic Murphy of (W)here, Inc.

Diving board into a pool in the backyard of a Colonial-style house.

A 0.92-acre property on Southwest Wyndham Lane in Portland’s Sylvan-Highlands neighborhood sold on March for $3,165,000.Suzann Baricevic Murphy/(W)here, Inc.

Updated Colonial-style house: A 0.92-acre property on Southwest Wyndham Lane in Portland’s Sylvan-Highlands neighborhood sold on May 25 for $3,165,000 ($571 per square foot). The asking price was $3.5 million.

The Colonial-style house, built in 1936, has five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 5,540 square feet of living space. There are also outbuildings, a pool and gardens.

“Modern meets traditional in this storybook classic on the west side. Green Gables Construction and Maison interior design blended their talents and inspirations to create this rare classic modern estate with multi-use spaces for an office or gym,” said listing agent Suzann Baricevic Murphy of (W)here, Inc.

The traditional-style house, built in 1927, has five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,515 square feet of living space.

A 0.71-acre property on Chandler Road in Lake Oswego sold on July 6 for $3,150,000.Terry Sprague/Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate

Reimagined 1927 house: A 0.71-acre property on Chandler Road in Lake Oswego sold on July 6 for $3,150,000 ($698 per square foot). The asking price was $3.2 million.

The traditional house with hardwood floors was built in 1927 and completely reimagined in 2015 to have five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,515 square feet of living space.

Outdoor entertaining areas include a patio, second kitchen and sport court.

“The perfect combination of historic provenance, modern amenities and unmatched location combine to make this Arts and Crafts home on the first fairway of Oswego Lake Country Club a dream home,” said listing agent Terry Sprague of Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate.

Evan Turner's mansion

Former Trail Blazer Evan Turner bought the resort-like hilltop property in Portland in 2016. He sold it on May 18,2021, for $3,125,000.Cascadia/LUXE Christies International Real Estate

Evan Turner’s gated retreat: A 0.67-acre property on Southwest Upper Hall Street in Portland’s Goose Hollow sold on May 18 for $3,125,000 ($396 per square foot). The asking price was $3.2 million.

The contemporary house, built in 2003, has a dramatic lounge area, glass-enclosed wine cellar, theater, gym, four bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and 7,890 square feet of living space plus a resort-like pool and sport court.

“Owned by NBA player Evan Turner, exceptional views of glimmering city lights and Mount Hood are showcased from three levels of floor-to-ceiling windows and patios in this modern, gated retreat in the West Hills,” said listing agent Terry Sprague of Luxe Christie’s International Real Estate.

The classic Oswego Lake Cottage, built in 1938, has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,908 square feet of living space.

A 9,147-square-foot property on Northshore Road in Lake Oswego sold on June 15 for $3,110,000.Justin Harnish and Errol Bradley/Harnish Properties

1938 lake cottage with a boathouse: A 9,147-square-foot property on Northshore Road in Lake Oswego sold on June 15 for $3,110,000 ($1,069 per square foot). The asking price was $3,198,000.

The classic Oswego Lake cottage, built in 1938, has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,908 square feet of living space.

A stone patio with an outdoor fireplace overlooks Lakewood Bay and has distance views of downtown Lake Oswego and Mount St. Helens. There is also a boathouse with a lift and rooftop deck.

“Totally renovated and rebuilt in 2008, the bay-front home has a den-office, great room, main suite and laundry center on the main floor,” said listing agent Justin Harnish with Errol Bradley of Harnish Properties.

The Tudor Revival-style house was built in 1942 on the main lake as famed architect Richard Sundeleaf’s personal residence.

A 1.78-acre property on Phantom Bluff Court in Lake Oswego sold on May 3 for $3,100,000.Justin Harnish and Errol Bradley/Harnish Properties

One more high-end sale, a Tudor Revival-style house: A 1.78-acre property on Phantom Bluff Court in Lake Oswego sold on May 3 for $3.1 million ($676 per square foot).

The Tudor Revival-style house was built in 1942 on the main lake as famed architect Richard Sundeleaf’s personal residence. There are four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,585 square feet of living space, according to listing agent Justin Harnish with Errol Bradley of Harnish Properties.

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