Myrtle MidCentury

Portland, Oregon
Location
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Midcentury
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2015
  • Square Feet
  • 3394
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 2
  • This 1957 mid-century modern house sits on a 1 acre lot in SW Portland with an incredible view looking east toward the river and SE Portland. The single bedroom, 2-bedroom guest house residence needed a more functional floor plan. 2 bedrooms were added to an upper level addition, and the guest house was cut in half to include 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and kitchenette + entertaining space.

    Adding a main level addition with the existing U-shaped plan left limited options with the house’s location on a steep hillside. The existing home featured low and sleek roof lines with large, thin gables, making a second level addition a challenging design problem. Ultimately, the design retained the existing and characteristic roofs while forming a second-level addition into the existing volume. In discovering a tapered upper level floor plan, we were able to diminish the scale of the addition while pulling the exterior wall inward, centering the city views. The result is a large, modern dormer, with a low sweeping roof that opens up to an amazing view of Portland.

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    East Facade

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    Kitchen + Stairs

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    Master Bath

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    Powder Room

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    East Facade

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    Entry Approach

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    Courtyard

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    Dining

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    Living

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    Living + Dining

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    Kitchen

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    Guest House Entry

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    Guest House Living Room

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    Guest House + Courtyard

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    Courtyard