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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Living + Dining

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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

Landscape Design
  • Northwest Floriculture
Builder
  • JD Hill Construction
Photographer
  • David Papazian

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Midcentury
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2015
  • Square Feet
  • 3394
  • Press