If the silhouette of the Richard Campbell Residence in Southwest Portland was promptly drawn on a napkin, it would look like two pitched tents sitting facet by side in the forest. Trees can be viewed by way of the house’s clear walls and the residing room’s purple oak floor connects to decks that float earlier mentioned the woodland.
A basic drawing, on the other hand, would not present the complicated structure and engineering needed to have a 2,505 sq. foot household, supported by concrete piers, seem to vanish into its eco-friendly ecosystem.
Architect Richard A. Campbell’s unique eyesight in the 1960s for a fashionable chalet on a wooded hillside has been identified as masterful by design and style professionals. A modern renovation by Portland architect Paul McKean was celebrated by the statewide preservation group Restore Oregon as “sensitive” and “stunning.”
The .65-acre, sloping assets at 5400 S.W. Burton Generate in the Sylvan Highlands neighborhood permits the property and its roof-matching pitched pavilion to combine with nature, not block it.
Of all of the innovation architects launched in Oregon, this is “one of the Pacific Northwest’s most creative open-thought houses,” suggests Jeff Weithman of Genuine Estate By means of Style/(w)here Real Estate, who outlined the property for sale on June 1.
The inquiring price tag: $1,465,000.
This is only the next time the storied property has been on the industry due to the fact it was occupied 56 several years in the past by Campbell and his spouse and children.
Initial-time visitors only see the roofline from the road. When they descend stairs, however, they cease in awe, fronted by a two-tale property that seems as open as a child’s dollhouse.
Glass panels attract purely natural light into the see-by household and doorways on each and every close open to permit breezes blow by the main level’s residing, kitchen area and dining parts.
Tree limbs glance near more than enough to contact. Vaulted cedar ceilings and areas open up to the sky include to the serene scene.
Also component of the engineered magic: Exposed concrete piers carry a fashionable industrial appear inside of and out, and Douglas fir ceiling beams and purlins are visibly supporting the roof.
In trying to keep with Northwest Regional Modernism’s hallmark to give regionally grown timber a starring role, window frames have been milled especially for this property. Also tailor made created had been shelves and built-in furnishings like the bench floating in front of the dwelling space fire.
Campbell, who acquired architecture levels at the University of Oregon in 1956 and Yale in 1961, worked as a designer at the Portland business office of the venerable architectural, city scheduling and engineering company Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).
In 1964, Campbell partnered with William Roger Yost and Joachim Grube to identified Campbell, Yost, & Grube Architecture in Portland, which is now YGH Architecture.
Joachim Grube built a house for his family members next doorway to Campbell’s property on a seemingly unbuildable parcel they break up.
Campbell, who was elevated by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to its prestigious Higher education of Fellows, made generally commercial properties these as Portland’s One particular Pacific Square. He was lively in his occupation right up until he died in 1985.
In 1967, Sunset Magazine identified as Campbell’s home a “treetop house 10 minutes from downtown Portland” and it was named AIA–Sunset Magazine’s Western Dwelling of the Year.
In 1979, a roof construction that mirrors the roofline of the home was created by architect Gary Michael to go over a portion of the big ipe deck.
In excess of the 10 yrs of their possession, the sellers experienced Paul McKean Architecture make vital renovations and enrich an previously open floor plan. Now, instead of view-blocking cupboards and a common-size fridge in the galley kitchen, there are under-counter cupboards and a double-drawer fridge.
The lessen stage has also been upgraded. The main suite has a cedar-lined sauna, spherical soaking tub and a shower that opens to the outdoors. There are 3 more bedrooms.
— Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072
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