Land with Home For Sale 10.83 Acres in Gales Creek/Forest Grove, OR; + Home, Barn, GreenHouse, Garage; Washington County; Zoned EFU



Know as “Prune Hill” this 10+ Acres in Gales Creek Valley has a long history in the area as a major prune farm called Parson Prune founded by Otto S. Parson. The orchards have long been gone and the farm once boasting over 300 acres is now 10.98 acres but with the original Victorian Cross Two Story Farm House with full basement and strikingly beautiful Ships Hull (steam bent roofed) Barn with Portland Cement Clock base, massive steam bent beamed ceiling, hay stall, large hay door with working pulley; stacks of original prune drying racks, cement floor on first floor and 2013 new electrical service panel with in-ground electrical lines to panel on main floor; a 30′ x 40′ garage; a 3000 sq.ft Canadian made Commercial Sq. Tube Steel Green House with in-ground irrigation in and out, commercial grade shade cloth, 4′ + drain and gravel rock base; new plastic cover (still in box).


No chemicals used for over 20 years + so easy for organic certification; land has been kept clean with mowing and mechanical/hand extraction. Top soil is deep than neighbors by at least six inches. Is zoned EFU so is prime for small farm nursery production, vineyard, orchard or trees.

A well house holds home water filtration system, well access is adjacent and irrigation is permitted under current county guidelines. We have original grandfathered water rights from when the farm was larger but those water lines travel under neighboring property without easement agreement. However we have kept a water rights log per county agent and thus maintain our original water rights under the law. A pond with old water pump; a seasonal stream.

A new (2013) 300 amp electrical service was professionally installed to code with PGE help & guidance. All buildings have lines running underground. Greenhouse irrigation access ports have blue line wiring for eventual electricity runs.


Parson Road is paved. Easy access to roads Highway 6 (Wilson River HWY) and Parson Road; only 25 minutes to Portland or other cities yet in the heart of Oregon wine country. Neighbors range from Apoloni Vineyards to the North, David Hill to the South; also many Christmas tree farms as well as peach, hazelnut, llamas operations.


Victorian Cross Style Farm House build by Otto S Parson

Two stories plus full basement

Closed-in sunporch, attached deck, front porch

High ceilings, five bedrooms, one full bath

Kitchen with water osmosis system at sink and refrigerator for drinking and cooking

Dining Room with deck access, Living Room with Bay window, Office

New Central Heating and Cooling and all new ducting throughout

New electrical service panel in the basement with room for whole home generator

Basement has original (one of the three) chimneys with stainless steel liner and wood burning stove

Newer septic system installed with drain field; newer plumbing installed to kitchen, bath and septic

Secure water system with newer energy efficient water heater

Finished fir floors (original) in LR, DR, Foyer, Upstairs Landing, MBR, GR, Walk-in Closet

Large double hung windows are original to home.


Original turn of the century barn with new electrical service panel.

In-ground electrical to all buildings

Water House has eco-water treatment system, in-ground irrigation lines to GHA has five outside access ports

3000′ sq. foot Square Steel Grow house with irrigation in and out, shade cloth, new (in box) plastic cover, gravel base

30′ x 40′ detached garage has 200 amp circuit, large barn door style door for equipment adjacent to greenhouse.


10.98 acres of 2 to 5% slope

Cornelius Kinton Silt Loam Soils, Deep top soil due to years of no commercial, conventional farm practices being used

Well water access allows per county code for light water use to home and surrounding land

Pond and pass through seasonal stream

Soil health maintained using Oregon Tilth Methodologies



Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property


Current Use

Land has been part of 100 year old Prune Orchard ( no longer exists ) but most recently as nursery for ornamental grasses.

Available Water / Irrigation

Water rights via well which is plumbed to greenhouse plus extensions from there. Same - well supplies House.

Soil Type / Quality

Fine - Silty; moderate well drained / Cornelius - Kinton; on 2-5% slope.

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

2 story Victorian Home with basement; approximately 3000 sq. feet; newer septic, HVAC & newer ducting; Osmosis H20, Water House has filtration System; newer roof & gutters/downspouts, newer energy efficient water heater, fresh interior paint, refinished floors, unique built-ins in dining and living area; Fisher Paykel drawer dishwasher & Refrigerator
Unique one of kind Gothic Roof style barn built around turn of 20th century by a Polish shipwright - barn has power
Commercial grade greenhouse 30' x 100'; has withstood 3+' foot snows with ease - has water and line is run for power; extra roof plastic cover not used still in box.
Garage / Workshop with 220 power
Note: Newer electrical power center installed; PGE approved underground power lines with runs to all buildings.

Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease


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County: Washington

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 10.83

Acreage Available to Landseeker:

Date Property is Available:

Possible Business Arrangements: Sale of Land, Other

Lease Rate / Price: Currently For Sale - Contact: Clint Currin of RE/MAX Equity Group - 503-936-5990 ( cell ) Listed on Zillow, Redfin and others

Date when this listing was created: January 2, 2019

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Season Extension

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional, Other

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables, Vineyard, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? No

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

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