Rebecca Oppenheimer, an heir to the De Beers fortune that is responsible for over 30 percent of the world’s production of diamonds, has put her 80-acre property on the market for $11 million.
Located in Tenino, Washington, the 8,642sqft home comes with a three-bedroom guest house, a barn, greenhouse, and sweeping gardens.
For the main house, Rebecca requested her South African architect to design with the Guggenheim Museum in mind. Featuring sharp, sleek lines and a modern atypical shape, the structure resembles a spaceship. The design takes after an eight-point star constructed with two pyramids, said to symbolise positive energy, harmony, and balance, according to chakras.
Equally interesting about the property is that it’s equipped with its own geothermal and solar power systems, making it almost fully self-sustaining. Here, a closer look at the impressive home.
The property was purchased in 2003, and its renovation took three years.
Though its exterior appears to belong in the future, the interior is a different story. Comfort was top of mind in the living room, where plush leather seating is roomy and abundant.
In the sparsely decorated dining room, elegantly curved velvet chairs and a crystal chandelier lend polish to a rustic wooden dining table.
Anchoring the living and dining areas, a hefty kitchen island makes for a grand point of gathering for the family’s entertaining needs.
The saltwater lap pool is fully enclosed in glass, with twin armchairs for poolside relaxation.
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Photography: Jason Ferris