Orchard House

This house was exhibited in The American Institute of Architects, Tour of Homes, and is featured in the book “The House to Ourselves”.


It is located in a 65 acre chestnut orchard with views to Mt. Hood, the Willamette Valley, and neighboring farms. In collaboration with John Forsgren we arranged the house to respond to immediate and distant views, while maximizing natural light. The design combines the open feel and natural flow of modern interiors with Craftsman Style detailing. The exterior colors come from the palette of adjacent and distant forests, and allow the house to sit quietly on the hill. Interior colors enhance the sense of home created by the furnishings, detailing, and scale of the rooms. The house’s forms, materials and colors are unified under the large sheltering roofs.