Richard Campbell's 1966 house is classic Northwest Regional Modernism – grand yet modest, open but cozy warm with wood. During the recent open house tour, the builder's son recalled his father working with architect Campbell on this and other homes in the area.
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The Campbell House, surrounded by forest.
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Indoor and outdoor blend together, with huge windows and continuous materials.
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Fireplace core separates living room from kitchen – something that was popular in 1966 but would probably not be done today.
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Humble, warm wood detail on the stairway.
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Ribbon windows with a lower section that opens; concrete piers continue inside to out – a detail that would probably not be allowed today, under current building codes.
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Architect Edgar Papazian did a major renovation to a Cape Cod house in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, when he lived in it. Here, the upstairs master bedroom, with its funky ceiling materials and nouveau "eyebrow" window.
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The new, all-white cladding of the fireplace is reminiscent of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his Art Nouveau Glasgow style of architecture, from the early 20th century – a proto modern simplicity and elegance.
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The cladding is inexpensive board, bent slightly, bolted and painted to look like industrial, modern steel. The faux-materiality is not entirely unmodernist: even the modernist pioneer Richard Neutra sometimes painted wood to look like steel.
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On the downstairs back porch, the curved wood opening relates to the curved metal openings in the bedroom directly above. The curves and mix of materials do a lot to give the house its distinctively non-Cape Cod, groovy modern update.
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Back porch, view into the dining room: many materials mix.
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William Kaven Architecture: Condo unit on North Williams.
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The condo has a top floor roof deck with view of the urban scene.
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Ground floor indoor outdoor space, with windows opening at the lower level.
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Works Partnership Architecture prototype courtyard house: the living room, dining and kitchen area opens into the courtyard formed by the C-shaped second story plan of the building.
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Bedroom looks out onto the private courtyard as well.