This Portland, Oregon project brings new life to a classic example of West Coast modernism. The 1959 house was dark and divided into small rooms. The clients asked how to bring light into the house and connect to outdoors. Solutions included removing interior walls, reorganizing spaces, enlarging windows, and adding a small glass walled foyer. Decks and patios extend the indoor rooms.
Nothing preserves the character of a classic midcentury house more than retaining the original exposed beams, flat planes, and soaring ceilings. New beams and ceilings match the existing. The design created an open feel while using bold colors and furniture-quality construction to complement the architecture.