Designed to replace an existing 700 sf dilapidated house, this modern house + studio is shaped by the reuse of the existing foundation and the mature vegetation on the oversized lot. The new house creates a simple light and airy two-story dwelling that opens graciously to the south facing garden. A connected two-story wing provides stacked studios and allows independent access for clients. The new structure utilizes a high level of thermal insulation, carefully placed triple glazed windows, airtight construction, and a small high efficiency ductless heat pump system to provide for comfortable temperatures year round. Roof mounted solar panels provide most of the electricity and preheat domestic water.

Portland, OR

1700sf house + 700sf studio

Design 2010