Under Construction - Expected Completion Summer 2023
Owen Gabbert LLC
Inhabiting the rolling west hills of Portland, Madison House sits in a verdant landscape above a series of terraced hardscape walls. Rising solidly out of lush gardens, the brick-clad massing of the house offers a substantial yet unassuming backdrop to the neighborhood. Each facade is governed by classic gridded proportions - both a nod to the lost historic home that previously inhabited the site as well as to the historic context of the immediate cityscape. Whereas the exterior is experienced as a vertical promenade of airy gardens, the interior of the house is organized into an enfilade of distinct volumes defined by thickened walls with deep, generous openings. The result is a duality between the shifting, sun-dappled exterior, and calming axial interior.