Myrtle Mid-Century

Myrtle Mid-Century

Giulietti/ Schouten AIA Architects
Portland, OR, USA
Project Year
David Papazian

Myrtle Mid-Century

Giulietti/ Schouten AIA Architects as Architects

This 1957 mid-century modern house sits on a 1 acre lot in SW Portland with an incredible view looking east toward the river and SE Portland. The single bedroom main residence needed a more functional floor plan and revitalization. The site did not allow much space for a main level addition given the house’s location on a steep hillside, so 2 bedrooms were added via an upper level addition.

The existing home featured low and sleek rooflines with large, thin gables, making a second level addition a challenging design problem. Ultimately, the design retained the existing and characteristic roofs while forming a second-level addition into the existing volume. In discovering a tapered upper level floor plan, we were able to diminish the scale of the addition while pulling the exterior wall inward, centering the city views. The result is a large, modern dormer, with a low sweeping roof that opens up to an amazing view of Portland.

Material Used:

1.      Entry Door

a.      Brief Detail: Custom 5-lite swinging door

b.      Company Name: Portland Millwork

2.      Doors

a.      Brief Detail: Fleetwood Sliding glass doors, Custom Exterior swinging doors

b.      Company Name: Portland Millwork

3.      Windows

a.      Brief Detail: Fleetwood aluminum windows

b.      Company Name: Portland Millwork

4.      Metal Work

a.      Brief Detail: Structural steel, metal guardrails

b.      Company Name: NW Ironcraft

5.      Roof

Brief Detail: CertainTeed – Presidential Shake - Asphalt Shingles

Product Specifications
Certain TeedCertain TeedPresidential Shake - Asphalt Shingles
Portland MillworkDoor,Windows
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