This beautifully preserved midcentury home was originally designed by Danish architect John F. Jensen in 1955, and it’s thought to be one of a handful of Jensen-designed residences in Portland’s Vista Hills neighborhood. It merges Scandinavian simplicity with classic Northwest regional style, and it sits on a quarter-acre lot surrounded by old-growth cedar forest and Japanese-inspired landscaping.
The home was purchased in 2004 by a pair of Nike executives, who carefully restored its defining midcentury elements while updating it for modern living with energy-efficient upgrades and water-saving plants. Inside, a palette of natural materials—including teak, cedar, and slate—anchor walls of expansive glass and soaring ceilings.
On the main floor, three small rooms were combined to create one relaxed open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with an exterior deck and views of the trees.
In addition to its four bedrooms and three baths, the home has a bonus room, a two-car garage, and a large storage room. Grounds designed by local firm Shapiro Didway ensconce an outdoor dining area and fire pit, topping off the serene and private forested retreat, currently listed for $1,350,000. Keep scrolling to see more of the interior.
9420 SW Malcolm Glen Street, Portland, Oregon, is currently listed for $1,350,000 by Jeff Weithman, Real Estate through Design, (W)here Real Estate.
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Builder: Greg Larson Construction
Architect of Record: John F. Jensen
Landscape Design: Shapiro Didway
Interior Design: Ninni Studio
Sound Engineer: Integrated Technologies
Cabinetry Design: HenryBuilt
Artwork: Jenny Harmon Scott
Carvings: Totem Shiver
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