The entire development will be called Springbrook, paying homage to the historic community of Springbrook, once a major shipping center for the bounty of the Willamette Valley. Peaches, pears and berries were canned and shipped to such prominent customers as the Queen of England. As the development progresses, the historic school house will be renovated and an old church and train station may be restored.
"A great deal of consideration has gone into the planning, design, construction and operation of the development," Grainger said. A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification will be pursued for the inn and spa.
Springbrook site does not encroach on valuable vineyard land
The development has won praise from some of the region's most prominent winemakers because it is entirely within Newberg's urban growth boundary and does not encroach on valuable vineyard land.
Guests will drive under a porte-cochere (covered driveway) upon arrival and enter the natural stone building where they will enjoy a "feast for the senses." Through the windows, they will see groves of shimmering aspen trees, enjoy the scents of a crackling fire and hear the gentle sounds of a water feature that begins outdoors and continues indoors.
The lobby will echo the exterior's natural feel with reclaimed limestone floors, slate and a rich combination of Northwest woods such as black walnut, white oak and Douglas fir. Floor-to-ceiling windows will let light pour into the lobby and reception area and will create a glow from within at night.
Sculptures, handmade rugs, built-in window seats and details of etched copper, glass and tile will engage the tactile and visual senses.
The great room -- adjacent to the lobby area and restaurant -- will function as the inn's "living room," and will feature a massive two-sided stone fireplace and an adjoining 15-seat bar.
|SOURCE Springbrook Properties, Inc.|
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