LAND | HOME | OUTBUILDINGS – Summary
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 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).
LAND | WATER
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.
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
A new group with resources can take the property to the next level and fulfill their goals and objectives.
By optimizing stewardship of the land and with accomplishing goals and objectives that this property can realize its awesome potential.
Land has been part of 100 year old Prune Orchard ( no longer exists ) but most recently as nursery for ornamental grasses.
Water rights via well which is plumbed to greenhouse plus extensions from there. Same well supplies House.
Fine - Silty; moderate well drained / Cornelius - Kinton; on 2-5% slope.
Unique one of kind barn built around turn of 20th century by a Polish shipwright - barn has power but currently no water.
Commercial grade greenhouse 30' x 100'; has withstood 3+' foot snows with ease - has water; power could be added quite easily from Garage / Workshop 20' away.
Scotts 2048 ( 20hp / 48" mower by John Deere ) lawn tractor + small cart and implements ( if all property and dwellings, buildings purchased ).
Water Rights are registered with our well ( 40 gal / min at 80' ) that supplies house but has also been used in conjunction with nursery production. Possible rights with old pond / wetland area that has filled in ( 100' x 100' ) and has water year round. Grand-fathered water rights.
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