The House

 

 

As residents enter the Taylor Made Retreat they will pass under the sandstone arch through the magnificent copper door and cross the threshold of this fabled Estate, rich in history.

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A style of architecture traditionally found in Portland’s east side neighborhoods, this stunning Washington County Tudor Revival was designed by noted architect J Lister Holmes. It was built for the Plosky family in the 1930’s. Phil Plosky was an ex-boxer and owner of Christiansen Oil. His wife, Pear was an organist in area theaters and played the estates’ large pipe organ (pieces of which are a sculpture in the living room).  The retreat is close to downtown Portland, the St. Vincent’s Hospital and public transportation, yet offers a feeling of “country in the city”.  On more than four acres, the retreat is a place to explore the forested paths, walk along Messenger creek, meditate near the terraced gardens or sit by the tranquil waterfall. There is an expansive pool for laps, or simply soak up the relaxation in the courtyard or patios.

This iconic building offers so much - the succulent details of the era – incredible wood paneled rooms, leaded and stained glass windows, hand crafted brass and ironware, a brick and half timbered exterior.  The stage is set for meetings and group work in the lower level ballroom.  This superbly maintained and well preserved, historic jewel is ready for the next chapter to be written in its history, come join us at the Taylor Made Retreat and help us write it.

 

"...our goal is a complete psychic change..."

 
  • Discrete location

  • A peaceful, secluded site on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon

  • Walking path through a private, wooded area with old growth trees along Messenger creek

  • On-site work out facilities – weight and cardio

  • Yoga / Pilates

 
  • Meditation pond, water features

  • Guided meditation

  • Excursions to experience all of the Pacific Northwest

  • 12 bunk tour bus for client excursions

  • Delicious and healthy food prepared on site by private chef

 

where your spiritual awakening will happen...