Block 90 Penthouse

Portland, Oregon
Location
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Structure
  • Condo
  • Type
  • Midcentury
  • Square Feet
  • 1400
  • We transformed this one-time Street of Dreams urban showhouse in the Block 90 condominiums into a minimal and serene perch above Portland’s bustling Pearl District. Retired Midwest transplants desired a fresh start and a simplification of their living environment. The wrap-around balcony is truly a rarity in this dense urban setting so preserving and emphasizing both West Hills and Urban views was paramount.

    We custom designed many of the pieces in the space, including the dining table, console, side tables, ottoman, and built-in bar and media center. Portland-based craftspeople executed the designs and collaborated with the team to develop connection details and finishes.

    Custom window treatments allow complete open views or soft filtered light during the brightest moments of the day. Their simplicity blends with the architecture of the space and allows the eye to look beyond the material directly to the West Hills or urban environment.

    Living in a compact condo presents storage challenges, even for the most streamlined inhabitants. The team suggested freeing up kitchen storage by creating a dedicated bar and entertainment area within the living space. A custom secretary-style hidden bar with mirrored surface added efficiencies to a previously unused area of the home while creating a fun and conversation worthy centerpiece during parties.

    This bright and airy penthouse reflects the owner’s desire for a simple living space with attention to detail and thoughtful yet subtle gestures. Tucker the dachshund approves.

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    Modern home with living room. Spacious ceiling heights with specific furniture elude to restful luxury  Photo  of Block 90 Penthouse

    Spacious ceiling heights with specific furniture elude to restful luxury

    Modern home with chair, sectional, coffee tables, lamps, storage, bookcase, console tables, ottomans, end tables, ceiling lighting, medium hardwood floor, carpet floor, and living room. Tucker enjoying his homeowner's midcentury modern abode Photo 2 of Block 90 Penthouse

    Tucker enjoying his homeowner's midcentury modern abode

    Modern home with chair, storage, lamps, end tables, medium hardwood floor, carpet floor, recessed lighting, media cabinet, and living room. The three-tiered side table emphasizes modern lines that continue throughout the space Photo 3 of Block 90 Penthouse

    The three-tiered side table emphasizes modern lines that continue throughout the space

    Modern home with chair, carpet floor, end tables, lamps, storage, medium hardwood floor, recessed lighting, media cabinet, sectional, and living room. Custom built-in bar with mirrored backdrop  Photo 4 of Block 90 Penthouse

    Custom built-in bar with mirrored backdrop

    Modern home with storage, bar, medium hardwood floor, carpet floor, recessed lighting, standard layout fireplace, dining room, and pendant lighting. The custom dining table makes the space feel transparent yet formal Photo 5 of Block 90 Penthouse

    The custom dining table makes the space feel transparent yet formal