This project was thoughtfully executed for a growing family that wanted to be surrounded by beauty. The site captures both Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood views, and it was meticulously designed and built by a team of conscientious architects and tradespeople.
From Richard Brown AIA, Jennifer Wright AIA, and Jason Didion:
"The Columbia River Gorge offers a dramatic backdrop to this hill-side retreat for a young family. Careful positioning of the plan and windows provide views to Mount Adams and Mount Hood. The home is a linear composition of a two-level volume linked to a single-level guest suite and garage. Each volume was studied and articulated to successfully balance views and privacy.
The first-floor living level spills out to the rugged landscape through glass doors that open to stepped patios of natural basalt. Vast expanses of windows assure a vivid display of seasonal changes from every room. Elements include standing seam metal roofs, dark horizontal cedar siding, and a full height board-formed concrete wall designed to retain the steeply sloped natural terrain. Inside an open floor plan employing high ceilings and materials such as exposed Doug Fir framing, radiant concrete floors, and bleached wood ceilings guarantees a modern timeless look."