Gatehouse - ADU

A modern, yet traditionally inspired SW Portland home with sweeping views of Mount Hood features an exposed timber frame core reclaimed from a local rail yard building. A welcoming exterior entrance canopy continues inside to the foyer and piano area before vaulting above the living room. A ridge skylight illuminates the central space and the loft beyond.


The elemental materials of stone, bronze, Douglas Fir, Maple, Western Redcedar, and Walnut carry on a tradition of northwest architecture influenced by Japanese/Asian sensibilities. Mindful of saving energy and resources, this home was outfitted with PV panels and a geothermal mechanical system, contributing to a high performing envelope efficient enough to achieve several sustainability honors. The main home received LEED Gold Certification and the adjacent Gatehouse - ADU LEED Platinum Certification, and both structures received Earth Advantage Platinum Certification.

Location: Portland, Oregon

Project Team: Richard Brown AIA, Geoffrey Harker, Jason Didion,

                       and Narges Shams

Sustainability: Konstrukt – Jeff Cole, LEED AP

Landscape Architect: Lango Hansen

Contractor: Don Tankersley & Co.

Photographer: David Papazian Photography


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