$6.3-Million Penthouse Is An Island In The Portland, Oregon, Skyline

The penthouse provides a panoramic view of Portland and its surroundings. (LUXE)

A penthouse apartment is a sought-after dwelling in any major metropolitan area – enabling the owner to be part of the city while surveying it from a private perch above.

This 31st floor residence atop the John Ross building in Portland takes in 360-degree views of mountains, rivers and the cityscape. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a wrap-around patio encircle the full-floor residence, which has a private elevator.

The residence tops the John Ross Tower in the South Waterfront area.

The residence tops the John Ross Tower in the South Waterfront area. (LUXE)

A showcase of high style, the penthouse has the vibe of a luxury hotel with space for grand-scale entertaining or just enjoying time with family and friends. The elliptical shape of the footprint enhances the dramatic design.

The outdoor patio adds nearly 2,100 square feet of living space to the close to 5,000 square feet of interiors.

A central hallway extends from the elevator to the living room, topped by a chandelier.

A central hallway extends from the elevator to the living room, which is topped by a chandelier imported from Japan. (LUXE)

The penthouse was renovated over a five-year period by the homeowner, who is an interior designer and worked with Domov I.D. lead designer Stefan Krupelak in selecting the finishes and furnishings.

A wide border of Italian marble frames the elevator doors, which open to a central corridor. Even the hallway has been well thought out. The corridor walls are lined with bar-height granite wedges for art display or on which to perch a drink on during a cocktail party.

The lounge provides a spot for more intimate gatherings.

The lounge provides a spot for more intimate gatherings. (LUXE)

The west-facing living room brings in a view of Mt. Hood. Topping the room is a sea urchin-inspired bronze chandelier. Doors lead out to the 360-degree patio.

A full bar with an ice maker, a refrigerator, a dishwasher and a sink is accessible from the living room and a more intimate lounge with an entertainment center.

Opposite the living room is the dining room and a glass-enclosed wine cellar and tasting room. This climate-controlled cellar can display 600 bottles.

A waterfall counter provides prep space and bar seating in the kitchen.

A waterfall counter provides prep space and bar seating in the kitchen. (LUXE)

White lacquer cabinetry contrasts with slabs of marble in the sleek kitchen. Features include a seven-burner Miele range, a waterfall counter and open industrial-style shelving.

The primary suite contains a dressing area,  an oversized frameless glass shower, a freestanding tub and a home office. There are a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

A temperature-controlled wine room is set off the dining room.

A temperature-controlled wine room is set off the dining room. (LUXE)

The penthouse comes with four parking spaces as well as a storage room.

The 303-unit John Ross building, named after the Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer,  has round-the-clock concierge service, a fitness center, shared outdoor space and two community rooms.

The full-floor penthouse is surrounded by patio space.

The full-floor penthouse is surrounded by patio space. (LUXE)

Terry Sprague of LUXE is the listing agent for 3601 S. River Parkway #3101, Portland, Oregon. The asking price is $6.295 million.