Situated in harmony with its lush landscape, this home takes every opportunity to draw in views of the surrounding gardens and rolling hills, while also creating a warm space suitable for a multi-generational family.
Project Name: Country Garden House
Architect: Olson Kundig
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Project Size: 5,300 SF
The form of the reclaimed barnwood-clad house is reminiscent of a farm structure or even a greenhouse with its gridded glazing and pitched roof, and high windows at each end of the main volume flood the home with light.
The front door opens to a vista through the living room, and views of the verdant hillside beyond. A long gallery corridor separates the private bedroom spaces from the more “public” living spaces, while gardens are visible from every room.
Interior materials incorporate the earthy, textural feeling of the outdoor gardens and exposed timber ceilings in the main room lend a sense of rustic refinement. Easily accessible outdoor living spaces offer plentiful spaces for family gatherings in the lush surroundings.
Olson Kundig is a collaborative global design practice whose work expands the context of built and natural landscapes. Led by five owners, the firm’s work can be found in more than fifteen countries on five continents, with projects ranging from cultural and museum projects to exhibition design, commercial and mixed-use design, private and multi-family residential, hospitality projects, places of worship, interior design, product design and landscape design.