Hayden Island Facelift

Portland, OR

3,440 SF
An Exterior as Good as the View
This 1970s home takes advantage of enviable harbor views along the Columbia River. It needed a façade facelift to address maintenance issues—the perfect opportunity to make the exterior as enviable as the views.
This is a 3-dimensional rendering of the front of the Hayden Island Facelift.

The existing elevation is outdated and falling apart at the Hayden Island Facelift.

The existing vertical cedar siding was warping, and the overall aesthetic was looking dated. It was time for the stonework and octagonal window to go.

The new façade emphasizes visual texture.

A combination of vertical and horizontal butt-jointed stained cedar adds variety to the exterior. The directional changes break up the massing of the house and provide a surface for more shadow play.

This is a drawing of the front elevation of the Hayden Island Facelift after renovations.
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Christie Architecture Hayden Island Facelift Wall Section Detail showing new insulation

In addition to replacing the siding to support better maintenance, the insulation was readdressed with modern methods to enhance the home’s energy performance. Insulation is now installed on the outside of the wall and then the siding is applied—an improved construction method since the origin of the house. The old walls were five inches thick, and the new application makes the exterior walls nine inches thick.

Chunky pipe railing and column details maintain the best of the 70s vibe while reinforcing the modern appeal of this transformative facelift.

This is a 3-dimensional rendering of the east side of the Hayden Island Facelift.
This is a 3-dimensional rendering of the back of the Hayden Island Facelift.