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Country Garden House

Portland, Oregon

Country Garden House

Portland, Oregon

  • Jim Olson

    Design Principal

Situated in harmony with its lush landscape, this home takes every opportunity to draw in views of the surrounding gardens and rolling hills, while also creating a warm space suitable for a multi-generational family. The form of the reclaimed barnwood-clad house is reminiscent of a farm structure or even a greenhouse with its gridded glazing and pitched roof, and high windows at each end of the main volume flood the home with light.

The front door opens to a vista through the living room, and views of the verdant hillside beyond. A long gallery corridor separates the private bedroom spaces from the more “public” living spaces, while gardens are visible from every room. Interior materials incorporate the earthy, textural feeling of the outdoor gardens and exposed timber ceilings in the main room lend a sense of rustic refinement. Easily accessible outdoor living spaces offer plentiful spaces for family gatherings in the lush surroundings.




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