Whether you’re building a new home in the Portland area or contemplating a remodel, it would be only natural to absorb the influences of your surroundings into your home’s design. In the Pacific Northwest, those influences include, perhaps most obviously, trees. The area’s culture also is affected by Native American and Asian influences and a connection to the natural environment that manifests itself in a desire to use resources wisely. So stained woodwork is a natural in Portland-area homes, as are windows arranged to connect the indoors to the natural beauty outside.
Willamette River Views
In 2017, COOPER Design Builders won a Structure + Style Award for a major home remodel from Oregon Home magazine with this remake of a home on the bank of the Willamette River in the Portland suburb of Wilsonville.
The neo-traditional remodel made good use of windows and an open floor plan to connect the interior with the home’s beautiful surroundings.
Other Pacific Northwest Homes
The shoji screens at the window in this modern Seattle kitchen diffuse the light and bring a distinct Asian feel to the room.
This gorgeous home combines abundant natural-wood beams, paneling, and cabinetry with views of the Pacific Ocean for an undeniable Pacific Northwest feel.
Native American totem poles in the library of this Pacific Northwest home draw directly from the traditional culture of the area.
This waterfront home in the Pacific Northwest leans heavily on minimalistic Japanese design, a common theme in West Coast design.