SW Farmhouse


Location
Portland, OR

Size
3,272 SF
Starting Fresh Provides New Opportunities
This expansive property was full of opportunities. While the clients were attached to the original 800-sq.ft. farmhouse, their dream home was 3,200-sq.ft, making a renovation impractical. It was time to start fresh.
This is a drawing of the site for the SW Farmhouse.
This is a rendering of the front of the SW Farmhouse.

This is a rendering of the southeast corner of the SW Farmhouse.

With the spirit of the farmhouse in mind, the plan for the new home was carefully considered. The thoughtful planning provides an L-shaped configuration with an ample entry sequence connecting two volumes. A one-story structure is focused on family living and entertaining and the two-story volume is designed for private, relaxation spaces. A detached building set within the landscape offers a quaint yoga studio.

By dividing the home into discreet volumes, the larger house sits comfortably within the neighborhood of older, smaller homes.

The interior design features vaulted ceilings and a large brick fireplace. This chimney detail adds to the character of the exterior which plays with the history of the original farmhouse—horizontal tongue and groove cedar, shallow eaves and a metal roof.

This is a rendering of the east elevation of the SW Farmhouse.
This is a plan of the first floor of the SW Farmhouse.
This is a plan drawing of the second floor of the SW Farmhouse.
This is a rendering of the northeast corner of the SW Farmhouse.