A simple composition of boxes combine to form this private residence for an advertising executive in NE Portland. The boxes, skinned in horizontal corrugated metal siding, set up the 3 basic elements of the home; the ground floor main living space, the private living area, and the integral ADU (apartment) above the ground floor garage. Standing together, stoic and private towards busy NE 33rd Ave, the house opens up as one moves through it, toward the rear of the property and the very private backyard.

Construction completed August 2015.

Contractor - Ben Shook www.benshook.com

The program for the residence consists of :


main living area
master suite
guest bath
2 car garage + shop space
entry access to above garage ADU (accessory dwelling unit) above
outdoor living room courtyard + private courtyard off master suite


2 guest bedrooms
common space
bath + mechanical (boiler room for radiant heat)
ADU (guest apartment) over garage

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