Before & After: A Radiant Renovation Opens a Portland Midcentury to Its Forested Lot

Risa Boyer Architecture revitalizes a 1955 home with fresh interiors and a covered patio for lounging in every season, rain or shine.

The first thing that architect Risa Boyer noticed upon walking through this Portland, Oregon, home wasn’t anything inside—but rather the outdoors. "What stood out to me the most, once you got through the maze of the entry, was the connection to the backyard," says Boyer. 

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