Highlands House

This project, currently in design,  expands and enhances a 1960s ranch house in SW Portland to better engage with its wonderful site and incredible views. The project includes carefully integrating a new 2nd floor family room to the existing one-story home and updating the exterior to maximize indoor-outdoor connections with a simple and clean modern aesthetic that reflects previous interior renovations. Our concept works with the existing home’s form and materials and continues the existing roof slope up to integrate the new 2nd floor volume, maintaining the simple, quiet streetfront presence and stretching the new addition on the backyard side toward the view. A new skylit central stair links the two floors and brings daylight into the center of the house.