Architecture firm Olson Kundig has designed the ‘Country Garden House’ in Portland, Oregon, for a master gardener.
The house, which is reminiscent of a farm structure, is clad in reclaimed barnwood, and has a pitched roof with high windows at each end of the main volume that flood the home with light. A green roof helps to create an emphasis on integrating the house into its natural surroundings.
Interior materials incorporate the earthy, textural feeling of the outdoor gardens, including cedar walls and reclaimed Baba fir floors that complement the owners’ mix of antique and contemporary furnishings.
Easily accessible outdoor living spaces with outdoor dining, a fireplace, and water features, offer plentiful spaces for family gatherings
Photography by Jeremy Bitterman | Project Team: Jim Olson (FAIA, Design Principal), Steve Grim (AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager), Martha Rogers (Project Architect), Bryan Berkas (Architectural Staff), Christine Burkland (Interior Designer) | General Contractor: Otis Construction | Civil Engineer: ZTEC Engineers, Inc. | Structural Engineer: Madden & Baughman Engineering, Inc. | Landscape Architect: Daniel J. Hinkley | Lighting Designer: Brian Hood Lighting Design, Inc. | Consultant: Dynamic Architectural Windows and Doors | Consultant: Spearhead