Modern * Black * Cantilever * View
I feel like I hit the jackpot with this awesome project. The clients are amazing, they have a great appreciation for design and excellent taste. The site is beautiful, tranquil and has an astounding view of the Willamette River with a waterfall, geese and the occasional party speed boat zipping by. And it’s a NEW HOUSE! I love remodels and they are the bulk of my work in Portland but having a ground up project from time to time certainly is exciting. It hasn’t been all peaches and cream on this project, we have had our share of permit struggles, the site is in a Greenway Overlay zone which was a time consuming and challenging process to get approved. We kept the house in the original footprint with several of the lower basement walls in place and used this as a starting point for the project, this allowed us to build within the overlay zone. The site is incredibly steep along the river and this created it’s own challenges with having to secure the foundation into the bedrock. Construction is well underway and it’s very rewarding to see it take form. Construction is scheduled to be complete early Summer, just in time for some river fun.