This mid-century 3,537 SF, 3 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home on a spacious 1.15-acre is a 1959 Forest Enclave with luxe, natural, and handmade materials for a Euro-inspired look and accented by pops of pattern in the bathrooms. This design is informed by a global spirit and the serene location. The mature forest surrounds manicured gardens, culminating in a rear courtyard with a koi pond. The natural setting also inspired the remodel, as large picture windows frame forest views, and material choices, like steel, white oak, and handmade Cle ́tile, underpin connection to nature.

The main living ceiling was vaulted and skylights added to bring in more light. It is perfect for entertaining and the steel-clad fireplace defines living from dining, with top-of-the line appliances, rift-cut white oak cabinets and custom caesarstone countertops. Three bedrooms include a dedicated primary suite, as well as a second suite with its own entry, making it an ideal flex space for guest quarters, ADU, or office. The custom steel staircase was added to open up the basement living area that includes a second family room with fireplace, utility spaces, and modern bathroom. This home was featured in The Oregonian for the before and after transformation.


Location: Portland Oregon
Services: Design, Build

Sustainability: Respect for select mid century characteristics remain, including wood paneling, majority of the existing floor plan with an upgraded roof, mini-split heating/ cooling system, and materials sourced by local suppliers. By maintaining the floorplan and shifting the layout, the use of virgin materials were minimized. All appliances are electric to respect indoor air quality. The lot has been manicured to respect the trees and native species, allowing for biodiversity to thrive.