Location: Portland, Oregon
Size: 3.0 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Three Story Single Family Residence, approx. 3100 sf (including garage level)
Architect: Steven Ohlhaber
This is a prototype plan for a row house for a typical 30’x100′ lot in Portland, Oregon. The house can be stand alone or inserted into a row house or town house style development. The aesthetic is a simple modern shape that maximizes light and exterior views on all levels. The roof is comprised of living gardens to reduce heat gain, provide insulation and manage rain water. A rain water planting culvert is also integrated into the back yard. The structure is CMU with plaster coating to simplify construction and maintenance and provide a clean, crisp look that can be painted in alternate colors or veneered with other materials, if desired. The structure can also be reduced a full floor by removing the garage in areas where off-street or no parking is required.