February 7, 2017
A new house in NE Portland for a family of four. The L-shaped house is arranged around a courtyard which is the focal point of the living spaces. Sliding glass walls open the living spaces to the courtyard which becomes an outdoor room in the warmth of summer. A built-in gas fire pit allows the owners to stay warm on chilly evenings. The porches are crafted with heavy timbers, bolted together with steel brackets in the tradition of Northwest warehouses. Many of the timbers were milled from a pair of Douglas firs felled on the site.