2019 Portland Modern Home Tour a Success

On Saturday, June 1st from 11-5pm our project was one of eight homes featured in the modern home tour hosted by the Modern Architecture + Design Society.  Thank you to the approximately 450 people who walked through our project.  Adrienne Goodwin, the owner of CONSTRUCT DESIGN, as well as Whit Thies and Matt Thomas, owners of Modern Organic Construction, were on site all day to discuss the project and  answer questions. 

The Nickles Residence was a modestly sized home was a design challenge that lended itself nicely to a 620 s.f. addition. By reconfiguring the traditional small rooms of the
existing 1007 s.f. Victorian home, we greatly improved the public space
and flow while adding a private master suite. Opening up the back center
of the house provides views that capitalize on the relationship to the

The new addition (phase 1) is a simply detailed modern
cedar box that provides a counterpoint to the more ornate Victorian
home. The new addition creates a “public” spine down the center of the
house, which suits the owners modern lifestyle. The addition utilizes a
troweled concrete slab-on-grade with in-floor radiant heating as both
finish floor, heat source, and foundation for maximum efficiency.
Special features include an exterior covered porch, wood fireplace, and a
wall of glass in the living room. Phase 2 completed
the vision of the home with a full remodel of the kitchen, guest bedroom
and main bathroom.  We were able to complete the new living area with a
floor to ceiling bookcase.

You can see images from this project on our website.

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