A modern, yet traditionally inspired SW Portland home with sweeping views of Mount Hood features an exposed timber frame core reclaimed from a local rail yard building. A welcoming exterior entrance canopy continues inside to the foyer and piano area before vaulting above the living room. A ridge skylight illuminates the central space and the loft beyond.


The elemental materials of stone, bronze, Douglas Fir, Maple, Western Redcedar, and Walnut carry on a tradition of northwest architecture influenced by Japanese/Asian sensibilities. Mindful of saving energy and resources, this home was outfitted with PV panels and a geothermal mechanical system, contributing to a high performing envelope efficient enough to achieve several sustainability honors. The main home received LEED Gold Certification and the adjacent ADU LEED Platinum Certification, and both structures received Earth Advantage Platinum Certification.

Location: Portland, Oregon

Project Team: Richard Brown AIA, Geoffrey Harker, Jason Didion,

                       and Narges Shams

Sustainability: Konstrukt – Jeff Cole, LEED AP

Contractor: Don Tankersley & Co.

Photographer: David Papazian Photography


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