An Iconic Portland Home With Sweeping Mountain Views Asks $1.75M
Originally designed by architect Van Evera Bailey in 1941, the Sinclair House has been carefully restored to its original architectural character by Will Pritkin of Aforma Design + Build, Jeff Stern of In Situ Architecture, and Garza Construction. The team spared no detail in restoring this timber-clad home to its pristine form, while modernizing it for our time.
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In tune with Bailey's awareness of environmental context, the home's panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains and its connection to the land form a strong foundation. The indoors bleed out, and the outdoors lead in to expansive living spaces with astounding views. Outdoor terraces step down the hillside, with commanding views always in focus.
Totaling 3,590 square feet, the new design expands and reconfigures the layout while strengthening the original concept. A new two-car garage, two bedrooms, and a bathroom replace the original garage. The design team removed supporting walls at the spiral staircase, exposing the sculptural stair as it climbs from the lower level to the second story. Simple details convert the home from dilapidated to modern.
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White oak floors, walnut cabinets and doors, and bright white walls transform the interior while allowing the original architecture to shine. Floor-to-ceiling glass draws the focus to the surrounding landscape and distant Portland views.
A new hydronic radiant system replaces the original baseboard heaters, increasing efficiency and comfort. If you're looking to relax or jam out, the home's new audio system fulfills your needs. Although it was built in 1941, today it's a modern home with smart systems.
On the exterior, the design team revived the stained cedar siding, wood-clad windows, and integral colored stucco. A new concrete retaining wall follows the hillside, creating a dynamic yard that provides privacy and landscaped surrounds.
The Sinclair House is currently listed for $1,745,000 by Listing Agent Suzann Baricevic Murphy and Selling Agent Jeff Weithman. Check out the complete details on this modern home at Real Estate Through Design - (w)here Real Estate.
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Original Architect: Van Evera Bailey
Design/Build Company: Will Pritkin, Aforma
Contractor: Garza Construction