by Giulietti/ Schouten AIA Architects as Architects - Tue, 27 March 2012
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The clients, a married couple with no children relocating from Seattle, desired an affordable home with a compact and efficient floor plan, a clean unassuming modern aesthetic and a location with easy access to downtown Portland, Oregon. The couple had a fixed budget based on the proceeds from the sale of their Seattle home. The 1900 SF house was sited on a vacant 50’x100’ corner lot 5 miles west of Portland. The neighborhood had no underlying aesthetic, as at it was comprised of a wide variety of homes dating from the 1950s through present day. A modern composition of wood screen walls and composite wood veneer panels give the home a warm, inviting yet modern feel. The series of wood screen walls also provide privacy to the outdoor deck and patio spaces as well as the interior living and dining areas. The living room windows and clerestories take advantage of the southern sunlight. The simple shed roofs complement the modern aesthetic while providing protection from the rainy climate. The floor plan is simple and catered to the clients’ active lifestyles; hence, the master bedroom is accessible from the mud/utility room for easy clean up after cycling or running.
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