A Portland Family Updates an Unusual Prairie-Style Home

A rare 1920s dwelling gets a contemporary face-lift along with a clever cabana-like addition.

In a Northeast Portland neighborhood filled with old Craftsman houses, a 1920s Prairie-style residence has always stood out for its clinker brick facade and double corner lot. "We fell in love with it because of the uniqueness of the architecture," says Anyeley Hallová, speaking from the home’s front stoop. She and her family can be found here frequently, especially on summer afternoons when the strong sun lingers late into the evening.

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Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Dwell Contributor
Jennifer Baum Lagdameo is a freelance design writer who has lived in Washington DC, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Manila, and is currently exploring the Pacific Northwest from her home base in Portland, Oregon.


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