Terry Sprague, Broker | Vice President | Cascade | Sothebys International Real Estate Portland, Oregon, Introduces this Modern Masterpiece is gracefully situated to capture Portland's City and Mountain views and render the ultimate West Hills experience. Come home to a combination of stunning architectural design united with urban practicality that make this exquisite home look and feel like a piece of modern art. Working in unison, the owner, renowned architect Scott Edwards and designer painstakingly orchestrated every detail of the construction of this unique home. The clean lines, smooth surfaces, modern architectural detailing, fine cabinetry, and neutral color palate exemplify every nuance of what a classic modern home should feel like. Nestled amongst the artfully winding streets of the desirable West Hills, this home, which is located only blocks from downtown Portland, offers a complete dream come true for those who love the ultimate urban lifestyle. Relax with an evening cocktail on the spacious cedar deck overlooking the twinkling lights and nighttime views of the city. Or, stroll the short distance to NW 23rd Ave, one of Portland's premier artsy shopping, dining and coffee culture districts and enjoy wandering about for an afternoon . Either way, you will be enamored with the location and lifestyle this stunning home can afford you. This innovative modern 3 story home built in 2008, features; 3031 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Enjoy the spacious and efficient kitchen boasting top of the line Gaggenau steam and convection ovens, 5 burner Gaggenau cook top, Thermador refrigerator, Meile dishwasher and Durat countertops. Beautiful craftsmanship is apparent in the many Henrybuilt custom made cabinets that are built in and artfully arranged throughout the home. The Launstein Hardwoods beautiful Walnut flooring and stunning staircase, offer the perfect level of warmth to this modern home that otherwise features a neutral color palate typical of a classic modern style. Stealing the show is the clean functional and noticeably gorgeous lighting throughout the home. Plenty of upscale recessed lighting along with Marcel Wanders by Cappellini hanging lamps and additional lighting by Zaneen, Sistemalux, Bega, Lucifer and Winona offer a truly cosmopolitan feel to the home and are a perfect example of modern architectural lighting techniques. Great care was taken to build and outfit this home with as much green product as possible. A perfect home for those who are chemically sensitive or allergen prone, this house features a state of the art allergen free Pureaire air purifier and air cleaning system along with heating and cooling. An improvement to your health as well as an improvement to the environment. Fall in love with this innovative home that fits perfectly with the unique spirit and culture of one of the Pacific Northwest's greatest cities; Portland Oregon!
Article by Marisa Swensen, Modern Homes Portland Oregon,
I had the opportunity to visit a beautifully designed minimalist modern home on the exclusive market in the NW Hills neighborhood of Portland. This is a very rare opportunity because this style of modern home is always custom built (as this one is) and most of them won’t be seen at re-sale from many, many decades.
Winding my way up the hill, a short distance from the NW 23rd shopping district, I made my final turn and caught my first glimpse of the home. The home sits perfectly in it’s site on a thick layer of bedrock, it looks like it was carved and tucked right into the hillside. The natural warm cedar siding complements the hand folded zinc roofing and flashing, as well as being a warm pairing to the charcoal finish of the custom designed, curved lap siding.
Stepping into the home at ground level reveals a beautiful entry with glassed in flex space that could serve as a home office , gallery space or a welcoming guest receiving area. The walnut open metal staircase beckons you up to the second floor living quarters which boasts high ceilings, high end halogen lighting, a whole house air purification system, radiant heat, and custom Henrybuilt designed built ins for all of the closets, storage and cabinets.
Heading up one more flight of stairs unveils a gorgeous open living space with high ceilings, a 30 foot wall of windows and sliding glass doors that maximize the natural light coming into the home and gives the household access to the panoramic city and mountain views. The wide open kitchen flows to the dining space that meets the family living space making the room comfortable and functional for every day living and entertaining. The sliding glass doors lead to the front deck that is equipped with surface lighting that will artistically illuminate the beautiful deck yet will not interrupt the cities glow at night.
The kitchen is furnished with Gaggenau steam and convection oven as well as a 5 burner cooktop, Thermadore refrigerator, Meile dishwasher, Durat countertops and Vola fixtures. The dining space is furnished with a custom Henrybuilt table and bench to match all of the built ins and a Marcel Wanders designed hanging lamp.
The exterior door off of the kitchen leads you to the terraced, hardscape designed backyard with a built-in fireplace and a custom wood slat bench to sit close beside it. A handful of steps lead you up to the second backyard living space that boasts beautiful city views as well, perfect for entertaining.
The home was designed by Rick Berry, famed Scott Edwards Architect known for his award winning modern designs all over Portland and beyond. All of the finishes , systems and lighting were carefully chosen by the owner, interior designer, and architect based on the products function, sustainability, and for their minimalist, modern designs which in turn has resulted in a highly functional, beautiful, low maintenance home.
4 bedroom 3.5 baths
3 Level Home – Elevator Ready
Air purifications System
Ann Sacks Tile Flooring
Henrybuilt Custom Sustainable Built In Cabinets, Closets, Bench
Durat Kitchen Countertops – Recycled Post Industrial Plastics that is 100% Recyclable
Recessed Reveal Trim
Hand Folded Zinc Roof and Flashing
List price $1,995,000
Christie's International Real Estate
696 McVey Ave.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Direct: (503) 459-3987
MLS Number: 0000000