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A modern yet inviting home in the Pacific Northwest brings nature inside

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Giulietti Schouten Architects has designed this inviting modern home for empty nesters, cradled into a forested ridge that separates downtown Portland and the suburban sprawl of Beaverton, Oregon. This primary residence is tucked into a densely wooded site within the metro area of the Pacific Northwest.

The owners, who work nearby, requested a modern home with simple, clean lines to fit within the heavily forested 1.2-acre site and to embrace outdoor living throughout the year.  They requested the home to be truly livable in the cool northwest climate with natural daylight and filtered views of the forest.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Giulietti Schouten Architects BUILDER/ GENERAL CONTRACTOR WA Hughes Construction STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Madden & Baughman Engineering CIVIL ENGINEER NW Engineers LANDSCAPE DESIGN COMPANY Dennis’ 7 Dees CABINETRY DESIGN/ INSTALLATION L & Z Specialties

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Access to the site is provided by a shared private road down to a small clearing between the protected trees and habitat.

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Encompassing roughly 4,000 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, this dwelling consists of a long, open floor plan running north-south with living areas oriented west to the 35-acre forest reserve and open space.

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What We Love: This inviting modern home offers a gorgeous open floor plan that caters to the lifestyle needs of a couple of empty nesters. Surrounded by a tranquil forest, large windows soak in the views to create a wonderful indoor-outdoor living experience. We are loving the minimal design of this home with its open main floor living and guest bedrooms encompassing the upper level for occasional use.

Tell Us: What details in the design of this home do you find most appealing and why in the Comments below!

Note: Check out a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign from the state of Oregon: This modern contemporary home offers inviting warmth in Oregon and Gorgeous country home in Oregon features barn-like details.

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Above: Kitchen appliances include a Miele dishwasher and oven, Wolf cooktop, and a Sub-Zero fridge. The cabinetry is comprised of white oak. A waterfall edge quartz island features an exquisite statement piece in this minimally designed kitchen.

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Throughout this home, the Kolbe Windows are sourced through Portland Millwork.

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Above: This home includes an additional 750 square feet of four-season living space with covered terraces and patios. The covered terrace picture above includes built-in heaters. The seating is from Restoration Hardware, while the metal rectangular table is from Marbella. Teh flooring is an acid-washed concrete.

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A floor-to-ceiling fireplace delineates the large living room and the private primary suite at the north. The fireplace is clad with subtly shaded Mosa porcelain tiles with slight variations for visual interest. Furnishings in this living space includes a Como Sectional Sofa and Noomi Chair, both sourced from Design Within Reach.

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Above: The staircase features floating treads of white oak, complimented by a steel stringer and a glass guardrail to allow light to filter through.

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Above: The couple lives completely on the main level, however the couple wanted their college-aged kids to periodically come for a visit. The upstairs level features two bedrooms so the kids could have some privacy, along with a lounge, and a covered terrace.

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Above: In the primary bedroom, sliding doors opens this space out to an outdoor pathway that leads to an outdoor spa, patio and lush garden.

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Above: In the primary bathroom, an expansive wall of glass captures idyllic views of the forest. The flooring is Mosa porcelain tile.

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Above: The primary bathroom features a Badeloft freestanding tub and Aquabrass plumbing fixtures.

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Above: From the kitchen is a view into the study. On the floors is white oak hardwood, while the ceiling is a beautiful tongue-and-groove cedar.

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Above: This cozy study features select views of the forest. The space is furnished with a Gus Modern Jane sectional, a Womb Chair with Ottoman sourced from Knoll, and a Noguchi table.

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Above: Custom timber shelving provides plenty of space to house books and personal items.

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Above: The powder bathroom is located next to the home’s entry.

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PHOTOGRAPHER David Papazian

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