Portland House Tours are back! Gaze at these architectural wonders in person

A sure sign that nature (and commerce, in fact) is healing: the Portland Modern Home Tour She’s back in person this fall, for the first time since 2019.

$40 ticket buys ($15 ages 10-17) admission to seven Doyle Magazine-Gorgeous homes, a mix of new buildings and smart mid-century renovations that stretch across the metro area, from Cali to Lake Oswego. They all flaunt their impeccable green bona fides. (Does your home use less energy than it generates each year, even though you own an electric car? We didn’t think so.) All homes will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, with architects, designers, and builders available to talk about their projects. .

Here’s a sneak peek at five of the tour’s stores—Full details of the last two homes are still pending.

this is Three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Koli It was built in 1926 and renovated in 2022. The original 468-square-foot home was “destroyed from its original character when we bought it,” says its new resident, who also owns Akos Construction, which did the work. They kept the foundation, the lower floor and the single wall, and used the shingle sheathing from the previous house as the canvas; Otherwise, everything is new. See the large covered exterior, cleverly designed home office, and rainwater collection for toilets and irrigation.

Another Akos house, this Three bedroom, three bathroom home in Hillsdale It is nicknamed “The Treehouse” because of its forests. It’s a classic 1967 mid-century modern take on a stylish upgrade. Pay special attention to the roving fireplace, with accents of brick and walnut; Don’t miss the tile work in the basic bathroom, either.

this is Sellwood house with three bedrooms and four bathrooms So energy efficient that even his backyard pool is compact for service, isolated from the environment and designed to help regulate water temperature. The vaulted ceiling on the main floor is made of reclaimed Douglas fir from the existing 100-year-old house on the site, which has been dismantled. There is a lot of wood in the house, but it does not feel dark, thanks to the skylights that are well placed throughout.

Usually, you need to reach Lake Oswego to take the full action This three storey house overlooking the lake, It has four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, as well as a shower room. It looks like a neat stack of boxes, slightly balanced, to allow privacy from the neighbors and to allow for maximum views of the water. We are part of the steep boat house, tiered lawns.

L-shaped house around a courtyard to make the most of the mature trees in its vast plot, This Raleigh Hills has five bedrooms and five bathrooms The house was built in 2005, but it echoes the Bauhaus style inspired by Germany before the war. You can’t miss the copper curved staircase that anchors the interior.

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