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Gus Van Sant Sells Oregon Riverside Compound

Portland filmmaker Gus Van Sant, committed to a life outside the fray of the Hollywood hullabaloo, has unloaded his — ahem — own private Idaho along the Columbia River for $1.35 million. The 15.4-acre, multi-residence compound, about 20 miles north of downtown Portland, Ore., on naked-sunbather friendly Sauvie Island, was acquired by the two-time Oscar nominee in 2006 for $1.3 million, and first popped up for sale last fall with an asking price just under $1.8 million.

The riverside spread, which claims a private stretch of sandy beach where the semi-reclusive indie auteur may or may not have frolicked sans bathing suit, includes a fairly ordinary but fully updated late-’80s semi-contemporary with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in just under 2,600 square feet.

Open plan living spaces include a skylit living room with vaulted ceiling and towering rock fireplace, an adjoining dining area with another river-rock fireplace, and a recently renovated center island kitchen. A family room shares the upper level with the master bedroom, which has a third fireplace, circular window and glass sliders to a deck with a sweeping view. A cavernous barn with massive glass rollup door was creatively converted to an art studio with additional guest quarters, and the partly wooded property also has a five-stall barn/shop, and a campy mobile home parked at the river’s edge.

The “Milk” and “Good Will Hunting” director, listed as an executive producer on the upcoming dystopian sci-fi pic “City of Gold,” continues to own a 2,000-square-foot loft condo in a converted warehouse building in Portland’s fashionable Pearl District that he picked up in late 2001 for a smidgen less than $530,000.

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listing photos: John L. Scott Real Estate

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