Joe and Sandy Dowling purchased the 5+ acre estate in 2003, and since then have completed major historic renovations to the property: adding 13 new bathrooms, adding 2 large patios, and done extensive landscape and stone work, including the addition of 4 water features.
Joe is an ordained minister, master woodworker, and a Master Gardener who retired from USAirways after 35 years of service. Sandy is a European-trained chef, pastry expert, and a member of IACP—she runs the Cooking School as the lead instructor. She retired to the Willows after a 30-year career in Investment Banking and Non-Profit Management.
Joe is originally from Iowa, where his family farmed. Sandy is one of those rare native Oregonians, born in Portland. They have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area (Santa Clara, Los Gatos and Saratoga, CA), Carmel, Newport Beach, Portland (ME), and New York City. They love to travel and enjoy visiting with their 3 adult children and 3 grand daughters.