Architect Dustin Posner built a modern house on a small ridge on the northwestern hill of Portland. Like a magician, he found a way to expand his living space to three levels while maximizing the view from St. Johns Bridge to Downtown.
Zigzag stairs and rotating floor plans lead to scenic and scenic locations. Outside, you can also enjoy views of the city, the Willamette River, and the Cascade Range from the glass-enclosed skybridge, roof deck, and perfectly arranged balconies.
Posner has oriented the structure of wood, steel and glass to provide “four volcanic views”. If you count Mount Tabor, it’s five, “he says.
Most Portland plots are 5,000 square feet. This is 3,049 square feet. But the view makes it look bigger, and the easement of the adjacent parcels preserves the landscape, Posner says.
Five days later, 55 requests were displayed and one of the seven offers was accepted.
“The house evokes an uplifting and awe-inspiring experience,” says the broker. Kishlaot Windermere Real Estate Trust Dan Volkmar, With Windermere Real Estate Trust. “The house looks like a book, the amount of light is different, and it appears every time you turn.”
Windows and transparent doors add a sense of spaciousness inside a stepped house with 1,968 square feet of living space.
The glass opening on the front façade is raised to allow natural light while protecting privacy.
Open the double entrance door and enter the entrance with a clear story window inside to proceed to the living and dining space. Here, vast glass panels and transparent French doors lie between the hardwood floors of Kumar and the 12-foot-high ceiling.
Around the corner, there is a kitchen with large windows on both sides of the built-in shelves. To maintain the aesthetics of a modern spare, the refrigerator is hidden in the walk-in pantry.
From the main living level, turn up the custom stairs 7 steps and walk further to the 2nd floor where the bedroom suite is located. Next, climb the roof deck.
Alternatively, step off the main living level and arrive at the primary suite with gas-fired wood-burning fireplace and bamboo flooring. Here, a 9-foot-high wall rises above the wooden beams on the ceiling.
A few steps down the garden level, the cave has a loft and French door leading to one of the balconies. Otto says the covered outdoor area under the skybridge may be surrounded. But she wonders if the new owner wants it.
“Small footprints are appealing to buyers, as are the vast gardens and panoramic views,” says Otto. “We have fewer homes to maintain and more time to enjoy the garden.” There are fruit trees, Japanese maples, hellebores, peonies and roses.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072
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