This small house was designed as a retreat for a well-known artist and photographer couple. The materials are basic in an attempt to blend into the beautiful rugged setting. Thick walls are finished with white interior plaster and black exterior stucco. Natural wood is layered at the ceilings and extend to southward to shade the large windows. The floors are of radiantly heated concrete. Supplemental heat is provided by a Danish wood stove. The roof extends to the east to cover a flagstone terrace for exterior gatherings and dining.

Location: Hood River, Oregon

Project Team: Richard Brown AIA, and Bob Smith,

                       and Manfred Grabski AIA

Contractor: John Bloomster Construction

Photographer: Bruce Forster Photography

© 2018 Richard Brown Architect, AIA     |      239 NW 13th Ave., Room 305, Portland, OR 97209     |     503.223.4957