We’ve spotted this interesting house on portlandmodern.com and we felt like sharing it with you too.
The house’s designer Corey Martin has a passion for day-lighting and for providing soft even lighting that is easy on the eyes and on the spirit. The design also pulls off the difficult feat of connecting occupants on all floors to the outside and to the landscape while still providing privacy and a sense of enclosure.
The house is organized with kitchen, dining and gathering on the main level all connected directly to the outside via a huge opening articulated wall of glass doors. The Living room and media area are on the second level which also has a multi purpose room with built in desks and storage as well as a fold down bed for use as a guest room. The third floor has the master bedroom with spa like bathroom, walk-in closet, laundry and sleeping porch. The third floor also has a wonderfully crafted office with views out to the west towards downtown and the hills. The green roof makes up the fourth level with a deck and panoramic 360 degree views. A separate free standing building at the back of the lot is a studio/guest house with a sauna and full bath.
We really like the this modern home. The sliding slatted window coverings are a pretty functional design element. The wood facade and all of the wood on the interiors may be a little much for my taste but well done. The interior of this particular house is bright and it opens up to the courtyard, boasting a sense of volume and space. The wood excess creates a cozy ambiance, something to remind us of the comfortable and inviting mountain chalets, only less crowded. Breezy and elegant, the place is perfect for someone that loves freedom. The facade, the interior staircase, the ceiling, even the shower – all these have a common element: wood.