Mt. Tabor House

Warm Modern. On an infill lot on the east slope of Mt. Tabor with 180° views and clear sight lines to Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens, we designed and built this house to fit into an established but eclectic neighborhood. A simple gable roof with umbrella-like eaves protects the house from the seasons while window walls and oversized lift-and-slide doors open to the eastern light and vista.

Reclaimed fir beams and walnut accents warm the open floor plan, while radiant floors and a whole-house fan make comfort a constant. The foundation is built from Rastra Block (an 85% recycled styrofoam form system filled with concrete and coated in stucco), complementing the natural-wood, rain-screen siding and corrugated galvalum.

Photo courtesy of Bruce Wolf

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Date: 2008

Size: 2950 sq. ft.

Materials: Rastra Block ICF, galvalum siding, cumaru rain-screen, cedar