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Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Located about 25 minutes south of Portland, this five-bedroom, two-bath midcentury modern has us contemplating a move to the northwest. First, there’s an ideal location near Oswego Lake, a 420-acre recreation destination that’s the star of the small, charming town of Lake Oswego.
Then there’s the architecture. Built by prolific Portland builder Robert Rummer in 1969, the house boasts Rummer’s classic post-and-beam design with a soaring atrium. The high-pitched, double-gable design anchors a floor plan that wraps around the central atrium, resulting in rooms flooded with light. Giant skylights also create an airy ambiance, but the home feels cozy thanks to Rummer’s use of wood and paneling.
Like so many other midcentury architects, wood tongue-and-groove ceilings were a trademark of Rummer’s, and the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a forested lot. Other amenities of the 2,092 house include a commanding brick fireplace in the living room, a large back deck, and a .5-acre lot filled with greenery and large trees.
If this looks like your midcentury dream, 1961 Park Forest Avenue is on the market for $699,900.