Who says a home can’t be a piece of art? Glass dragon mosaics, copper tree sculptures, animal wood carvings, and granite and timber floors designed to look like a sandy beach leading to a waterway flow throughout Shining Head Ranch — a one-of-a-kind, custom-built fantasy home you’ll never forget.
The stunning 8,881-square-foot home sits on 706 acres in the breathtaking foothills of Ashland, Oregon. It was built in 2015 by artist and home developer Ed Bemis, along with local artists. While the home is an amazing fantasy wonderland, it’s also eco-friendly, including geothermal energy heating and cooling the home, as well as a solar-heated indoor pool.
Let’s take a tour of this magnificent “castle” that draws on natural beauty, fantasy icons, and native culture to inspire the imagination.
A “Doorway” to Paradise
The intricate front door took one-and-a-half years to carve. Holding true to a traditional Native American theme, all of the home’s doors depict local animals, including eagles, salmon, and coyotes.
Magnificent Trees Everywhere
Upon entering the home, you are greeted by two copper tree sculptures that create a framed Brazilian mahogany, arched doorway. Walk through the doorway and you’ll be awed by the amazing home décor within.
Flowing “River” Floors
After proceeding through the double doors into this fantasy paradise, you’ll see unique maple and cherry flooring that resembles a flowing stream. This “relaxing” design element is a beauty to behold.
Stairway to Heaven
The intricate staircases in the home were carved from an indigenous tree in the area, called manzanita. Plus, the ceilings throughout the house were created with tapered tongue and groove planks and cedar beams.
Impressive Native Imagery
The native imagery that the design artists incorporated into the home is striking at every turn. The designers sought to honor the land’s natural beauty.
Inspiring Fantasy Folklore
Mosaic dragons symbolizing fire and ice preside over a massive wood-burning fireplace that sits in the living room. This impressive feature is sure to stir up imagery from your favorite Game of Thrones episode.
Majestic Sleeping Quarters
The gigantic bedrooms feature majestic vaulted ceilings and a view that takes the breath away. You won’t get much sleep in the bedroom, because you’ll be too busy gazing out of the windows at the flora and fauna.
Huge, open windows around the entire property provide a view to the area’s most beautiful locations, include Mount Shasta, Taowhywee Point, Wagner Butte, Mount Ashland, and Pilot Roc. Many of the home’s windows were created in the shape of clouds, bringing nature’s beauty inside.
Kitchen of Your Dreams
The home’s jaw-dropping kitchen features a huge granite island supported by natural manzanita tree trunks, gorgeous drop-down overhead lighting, earth-tone travertine flooring, and stainless steel appliances. This kitchen gives a new meaning to
An “Endless” Pool
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The endless pool, which allows you to swim against a consistent current, sits in an adjacent glass building. It is solar heated and offers magnificent views of the surrounding landscape.
Located only 20 minutes away from the small art town of Ashland, Oregon, this amazing dream home will transport you into your favorite fantasy novel. Beyond its stunning interior, it features unbelievable views of the surrounding wildlife, including regular sightings of Golden eagles, deer, red-tailed hawks, elks, and falcons.