The annual Street of Eames modern home tour is returning this April 18 with a slate of both new architecture and classic midcentury houses, all benefitting after school enrichment programs for homeless elementary school kids in Portland.
"We expanded the existing living room by removing the deck and building out 300 square feet. The integrity of the existing house was maintained by carrying over the existing roofline to the addition. New clerestory windows enhance daylight access to the space. A small, but elegant steel balcony located at the far end of the living room creates a physical connection to the outdoors while maintaining views from the inside with an unobtrusive steel guardrail. A stylish steel staircase with floating mahogany treads connects the upstairs to the Asian influenced 400 square feet downstairs. Tatami mats recessed into the stained concrete floor and sliding shoji screens enclosing the toy storage area are central to the room’s Asian influence. Sliding doors open onto a 200 square foot concrete terrace where family and friends can enjoy a warm summer’s West Hills evening."