Breathtaking fairytale-like nature home is worthy of a Hogwarts wizard


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If you've been wondering where Dumbledore has been hiding out this whole time, from the looks of things he—or some wizard of equivalent status—has been residing in this custom built Ashland, Oregon home, which is currently on the market for $8.235 million. The custom features that Dumbledore had installed are too numerous too list, and too wondrous to describe, but let's just say that they involve a lot of carvings of dragons and fish and things of that nature.

A breathtaking new home on the market looks like something straight out of a fantasy novel. Nestled in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon, the fairytale-like Shining Hand Ranch is a custom-built dwelling with a spacious treehouse-like interior and a riverine-like floor. Heated and cooled with geothermal energy, this one-of-a-kind home features intricate flora and fauna carvings—with dragons, eagles, coyotes, and more—and overlooks amazing views of the surrounding mountains, including the tip of Mount Shasta.

Completed in 2016, the 8,881-square-foot home sits on a 706-acre rural property surrounded by rivers and blessed by a temperate year-round climate. Golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, falcons, deer, and elk are regularly spotted on the grounds, and the views can also be enjoyed from the endless pool in a separate, solar-heated glass building. According to the listing, the Shining Hand Ranch was “built to honor and reflect the beauty of the land” through traditional Native American themes and nature-inspired motifs. Hard edges were avoided wherever possible in favor of curvaceous and organic forms.

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