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Before & After: A Funky ’70s Condo in Oregon Gets a Soulful Makeover
For a family based in Hong Kong, Hacker remodels a beloved summer getaway to inspire a slower way of life.
An Unfussy, Gable Residence in Oregon Gives One Family Room to Roam
Portland architect Solomon Berg replaces a grow house with a streamlined home for his sister’s family of six.
A Jewel Box Floating Home on Seattle’s Lake Union Lists for $3.5M
Vandeventer + Carlander used an inverted floor plan to fit in multiple outdoor spaces and a bedroom overlooking the water’s edge.
A Seattle Home Perched High in the Treetops Transforms With Movable Walls
In The Lookout, Hybrid Architecture inverts the floor plan of a typical home to best take advantage of a sloped site.
A Copper Cabin in British Columbia Glows With Magical Childhood Memories
The colorful steel-clad cabin evokes the owner’s happy memories of holidays spent in a converted railroad boxcar.
Before & After: A Towering Library Becomes the Beating Heart of an Architect’s Home
Rafael Santa Ana unites the disjointed floors of his Vancouver residence, adding vaulted ceilings and a commanding, double-height bookshelf.
17 Dreamy and Rentable Retreats for a Pacific Northwest Escape
Between infinite outdoor happenings and quaint urban charms, Oregon and Washington are just the places to hightail it to for a chilled-out holiday.
A Waterfront Home in Washington Grows Two Hovering Wings
Elevated above the Hood Canal shoreline, Aldo Beach House expands to make room for visiting family.
A Portland Midcentury by Frank Shell Offers Laid-Back Living for $1M
Architect Frank Shell only designed a handful of homes—and they’re all keepers. Here’s a rare opportunity to snap one up.
A Restored ’60s Home on Lake Oswego Channels Swanky “Mad Men” Vibes
With wall-to-wall wood and panoramic views, this modish midcentury sets the tone for relaxation just minutes from downtown Portland.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Couple Build a Net-Zero Home and Studio for $250 Per Square Foot
eMZed Architecture construct a sustainable, durable, high-performance residence and office in Portland, Oregon, for $950,000—an impressive feat given the challenges.
A Portland Family Updates an Unusual Prairie-Style Home
A rare 1920s dwelling gets a contemporary face-lift along with a clever cabana-like addition.
A Rustic Hideaway Perches on a Wooded Bluff Overlooking the Washington Coast
Architect James Cutler designs a refined cabin that honors this remote stretch of rugged landscape.
This Backyard Granny Flat Is Filled With Clever Storage and Natural Light
Webster Wilson designs a cedar-wrapped ADU in Portland, Oregon, for a grandmother and her visiting grandchildren.
A Serene Seattle Home Focused Around a Zen Garden Asks $2.4M
This AIA award–winning home emphasizes purity of materials, a simple palette, and remarkable indoor/outdoor spaces.
A Shingle-Clad Home on the Oregon Coast Wraps Around a Cozy Courtyard
Tucked into a forested hillside, the Arch Cape House shields its owners from the elements while opening to spectacular views.
Z for Two
In Portland, Oregon, two adjoining six-story homes on a formerly run-down urban lot add to the neighborhood’s density and its green cred.
Before & After: A Portland Victorian Goes Into Full Glam Mode
Using rich tones and textures inspired by vintage silk scarves, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design transforms a historic home in Southwest Hills.
An Outdoors-Loving Couple Build a Dreamy Retreat in a Pristine Pacific Northwest Forest
At Saltwater Farm, a rural retreat on San Juan Island, five cabins surround a home that serves as communal gathering point.
A Prefab Home Soaks Up Dreamy Island Views in the Pacific Northwest
Perched on a rocky bluff, a three-module home in the San Juan islands emphasizes energy-efficient design and indoor/outdoor living.
Switching coasts from Brooklyn to Portland gave architects Mitchell Snyder and Shelley Martin a new set of unexpected clients: three young hens.
This Shining Seattle Home Revels in Bright Simplicity
A streamlined material palette and crisp white interiors frame an art-filled home in the Pacific Northwest.
A Jim Cutler–Designed Beaux Arts Contemporary Asks $5.2M
Massive counter-weighted windows encase the facade—framing views of equally enormous Douglas firs.
Before & After: A Drab Midcentury Outside Seattle Gets Infused With California Surfer Vibes
A fashion designer asks Wittman Estes to revamp this 1969 Mercer Island home with her Southern California roots in mind.
This Pristine Portland Midcentury Will Let You Live Among the Trees for $1.35M
The 1955 stunner boasts forest views from every room.
A $70K Remodel Turns a Tiny Oregon Cabin Into an Idyllic Home for a Family of Four
Nine years ago, Jessica Helgerson turned a former goose check station into the perfect tiny house for her family.
Before & After: A Dim, Cookie-Cutter Craftsman in Portland Now Basks in Natural Light
Local firm Beebe Skidmore was enlisted to spearhead “Operation...
Before & After: A Punchy Perforated Screen Fills This Vancouver Apartment With Light
This compact apartment in Vancouver’s Armoury District has an inspired solution for bringing light to the ground floor.
The Only Thing More Spectacular Than This Island Home Is the Surrounding Landscape
Mwworks designs a multigenerational family home for a stunning site on Whidbey Island.
Denver’s Energy Efficient Home
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.