Waechter Architecture reimagined a traditional gabled home in southeast Portland without significantly altering the original building. A simple coat of red paint abstracts the century-old structure, creating a residential work of art.
Two-foot-deep windowsills were carved out of the facade to augment the home's sculptural profile.
Inside, neutral tones and clean, modern lines prevail. Waechter designed each floor around a primary room, like the open-plan kitchen, with supporting spaces spread out around it.
A wall of built-in shelving runs the length of the space, providing ample room for the residents' book collection.
In addition to shelving for books, the architects dedicated plenty of space to storing groceries, kitchenware, and practical items.
Honest materials, like wood flooring and furnishings, reflect the studio's program to honor and reinvigorate the home's rustic heritage.