It’s rare to see a truly unique home hit the market, but this four-bedroom, three-bath stunner in Portland, Oregon, fits the bill. Built in 1984 and on the market for the first time in 30 years, the home was designed by Portland-based architect Robert Harvey Oshatz.
Best known for designing innovative, offbeat homes on steep slopes and clad in metal, Oshatz originally designed this house—also known as the Rosenthal residence—as a spec project. On many projects, Oshatz plans the interior spaces first, working with nature to figure out how the site can optimize the space and views.
In the four-story Rosenthal house, a series of triangles and diamond shaped windows take full advantage of the forested site. The unusual facade is based on a cross-axial plan that centers the view of Mt. Hood, a towering mountain 50 miles to the east.
From the street visitors enter the home via bridge that doubles as a carport, and giant clerestory windows serve as an airy and light-filled focal point. The exterior fuses custom beveled cedar siding, brown stone from central Oregon, and teal colored stucco.
Inside, visitors are most awed by the vaulted western red cedar ceilings and the 12-foot windows that allow views to the trees beyond. But the home also boasts an open floor plan, custom built-ins throughout, and a master bedroom with a 10-foot wide window positioned to see the city skyline below.
Enamored with this unique abode? 3080 SW Fairmount Boulevard is on the market now for $1,150,000.