For the Gustaff Residence, we worked within strict zoning criteria and the clients' wish for a home that fits unobtrusively into its setting. The home is submerged under a large shingled roof. The exterior design is an adaptation of the Shingle Style, where a simple skin of wood shingles reveals curvilinear surfaces playing against simple geometric volumes.
Computer modeling allowed careful implementation of the clients' program, maximizing usable area within a confined envelope. Three usable stories are contained within what appears as a 1 ½ story home. The open floor plan connects private exterior spaces including a rear garden, side courtyard, and front yard with gabled porch and exterior fireplace.
Interiors by Elizabeth Stanton Design.
The historic Bernard Goldsmith house in NW Portland was built in 1898 and designed by Edgar Lazarus. Over the years, the building was subdivided into a rabbit's warren of offices, but much of the original details were miraculously preserved. In 2014, a group of concerned individuals banded together to buy the building and save it from its impending demolition at the hands of a speculative housing developer. Brett Schulz was then hired to restore the building back to a single family residence, with new finishes, plumbing, energy code, and structural upgrades in the process. This project represents a proud moment for the firm to contribute to a true touchstone for the architectural heritage of the city.
This restoration and addition to a classic Northwest mid-century Modern home is sensitive to both the landscape and original architecture through color, form, and materials. Three large pavilions splay across the site taking cues from the curve of the hillside and road.
Soaring roof-forms and existing clerestory windows are echoed in the transparent new foyer and entry canopy. New and reorganized living spaces are contemporary and subtle, relying on a dialogue with the outdoors.
Portland has a long tradition of moving houses, and BSA is proud to be part of it. House 1 was moved just four blocks in NE Portland to make way for commercial development. House 2 was moved from First Addition in Lake Oswego to make way for a newer, larger home. It was relocated to the Oswego Pioneer Cemetery for use as a caretaker's residence. House 3 is an 8-plex, proposed to be relocated in the Lair Hill neighborhood and converted to mixed use.
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Beach House Addition
An addition to a 30 year old beach house doubles its size by mirroring the volume of the original home, creating two hipped roof cubes that just barely touch at their corners. A large new kitchen fills the triangular connector between the two halves. Sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean are now enjoyed from the new master bedroom, which has direct access to the lower deck via a stainless steel spiral staircase. A large indoor/outdoor living space is adjacent to the deck, where large sliding doors allow control of the environment in various weather conditions. Natural cedar shingles wrap the whole composition, providing familiarity and timelessness.
This remodel and second story addition transforms a mid-century ranch house to a three level modern home. The new second floor provides large areas of glass to capture views of downtown and Mount Hood. The new three-story steel and wood stairway connects all levels and establishes a vocabulary language of modern materials contrasting with natural wood finishes, providing a warm modern environment.