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Intriguing renovation in Portland: Eyebrow House

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The Eyebrow House is the brilliant renovation of a 1941 Cape residence situated in Portland, Oregon that uses a contemporary aesthetic with affordable, off-the-shelf components. New York-based Edgar Papazian Architecture, took the existing structure and reshaped it into a modern home, resembling the arches of an eyebrow. This house has been featured in the IFC television show “Portlandia” as the site of a Durian fruit home invasion, as well as Portland Monthly Magazine and ReadyMade Magazine.

From the architects, “Plans for a small home renovation in Portland’s southeast quadrant open up the rear of the house to the backyard and create vaulted interior bedrooms on the second level by using prefabricated galvanized elliptical arches (commonly used for simple storage structures) in a novel way. By opening up the rear of the house and cantilevering off it, we wished to integrate the existing site terracing into the house and allow views of the backyard from most points inside. Emphasis is placed on the kitchen/dining area at the expense of the traditional living room.”

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Photos: Lincoln Barbour

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James Stuart Francis
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That’s the coolest house I’ve seen in a long time…Way to go!

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