This 3,500 SF house sits on a sloping 2.5-acre site adjacent to a sensitive watershed and a well-traveled road. The living and private functions are organized into two structures, joined by the entry, circulation and utility spaces. Care was given to views, privacy, natural light and cross ventilation. The exterior walls are stucco covered Rastra Blocks chosen for their stability and high thermal performance. Operable windows and trim are mahogany. The roof and fascia are clad in standing seam metal. The floors are radiantly heated.


New owners recently asked us to add a large family room and pool with a generous terrace. The design solution included tall walls for privacy and to buffer traffic sounds. The addition and terraces carry through the design intent and details of the original house.


Location: Portland, Oregon

Project Team: Richard Brown AIA, Jason Didion,

     Narges Shams, Brint Riggs, Parker Bloser, and Kim Meyers

Landscape Architect: Lango Hansen

Contractor: Ricardo Lovett General Contracting

Photographer: Josh Partee Photography,

     Bruce Forster Photography, and Haley Lovett Photography

This house was published in the book

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