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Location: Portland, Oregon
A gorgeous example of Northwest modern architecture is on the market in the Highland Crest neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Designed as a personal residence by Otto Ritter, the 1963 home sits on a sloped site and opens to the landscape by way of large glazed expanses and a dynamic, multi-level floorplan.
A double-height family room with a wall of windows is anchored by a just-as-tall and dramatic double-sided fireplace, on the other side of which, on the main floor, is a smaller one that establishes a mezzanine living room. Here, an open layout comprises a kitchen and a dining area, which opens onto a large deck. A bedroom and full bath are also found here.
On the “daylight” level, are two bedrooms and a new master suite wing built by architect Saul Zaik in the ’90s (in addition to the afore-mentioned family room), yielding a total of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and three fireplaces over 3,005 square feet. Beautiful woodwork—hemlock ceilings supported by fir accents, for example, and hardwood floors—enhances the space throughout.
Set on nearly a half acre and located at 5445 S.W. Burton Drive, the property is offered at $1.199 million. Have a look.