Years ago, I lived in Forest Heights (trying out for a quick minute living on the Westside and discovering in the process that I really am an Eastside girl!). I loved the drive up and down NW Thompson, and around NW Skyline; the views were always interesting and there was always some new construction to watch evolve. I remember the day when I saw a very neat black cube go up on Skyline, seemingly dropped neatly into a small parcel of steep hillside. Designed to take full advantage of the views across the Beaverton valley and turning its back to Skyline I was always curious to see the inside. Today it was on brokers tour and so I went. This is a house built by tall people! I’m fairly tall and love it when I walk into a kitchen with counters higher than my hip (those old ’30’s kitchens are always really low). The bathroom sinks were similarly placed and I loved the design,
juxtaposed with a beautiful clawfoot tub, a walk-in shower and a sauna, this is definitely my kind of bathroom! The house is flooded with light, facing south it sits high on the hill with absolute privacy and so there’s not a curtain or blind in sight. Given the extreme volume of glass in this house I was interested to see that whilst they have a/c, there is a good chance that the chimney effect of using the fireplace opening and tall flu does a great deal of the cooling work here. That tall chimney is put to good work up on the roof deck too. The outdoor shower is up there – right by the large hot tub! Completely open to the elements, but also totally private given the setting. Here’s a link to the listing (by Sean Becker Real Estate) and many more photos ::
I am both a Realtor and Interior Designer. I have transitioned from simply selling homes to selling what makes homes beautiful.
©Suze Riley 2013