ARTIST FEATURE: C. Jere

ARTIST FEATURE: C. Jere

The nom de plume of creative duo Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, C. Jere was born from a vision to produce “gallery-quality art for the masses”. Founded in 1963, Freiler, a German immigrant manufacturer,  acted as production chief and Fels, a New York-based artist, was...
International Style Architecture, or Bauhaus

International Style Architecture, or Bauhaus

International Style. Bauhaus. “The Architecture of the Machine Age”. The birthplace of midcentury modernism. An architectural style born of the social, political and philosophical trappings of and age, and rapidly transformed the face of civilization and it’s cities,...
Architect Feature: Frank Shell

Architect Feature: Frank Shell

Frank Shell was a pioneer of modern commercial design. He operated in Oregon between 1950 and 1980 and was known for his cutting-edge style, which now defines the iconic midcentury modern look. He specialized in schools and churches, but also designed many homes,...
Northwest Regional Modernism

Northwest Regional Modernism

Northwest Regional Modernism. An all-encompassing term for the artists, architects, designs, and homes that excite us here at Modern Homes Portland. A style as beautiful as the region in which it was born, Northwest Modernism is an interpretation of what it means to...
Events: 2019 Portland Modern Home Tour

Events: 2019 Portland Modern Home Tour

Date: June 1st, 2018 Time: 11am When one tour ends, another begins! The Modern Homes Tour never ceases to please. From stunning Accessory Dwelling Units to stylishly renovated Rummers, this years’ tour features eight of Portland’s most unique modern homes. Explore...
Oregonian Feature: The Rummer Legacy

Oregonian Feature: The Rummer Legacy

“Traditionalists turned up their noses and scratched their heads when they saw Robert Rummer’s wide-open, glass-walled modern homes in the 1960s.” Today nothing could be farther from the truth. If you’ve been following modernhomesportland.com, either here or...
John Storrs and the Face of Portland

John Storrs and the Face of Portland

When you go about your life as a Portlander, how often do you consider the historical context of the buildings you walk among? Perhaps it crosses your mind when some detail catches your eye. If you do notice, what is it that you note? That design detail you want to...
Our Apartment Therapy Feature

Our Apartment Therapy Feature

Yes, it’s been a bit since the publishing date, but I still want to take a minute to celebrate our feature this past January in Apartment Therapy! If only because this home, inspired by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is one of the only of its kind in the state...
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style House

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style House

“In 1893, Frank Lloyd Wright founded his architectural practice in Oak Park, a quiet, semi-rural village on the Western edges of Chicago. It was at his Oak Park Studio during the first decade of the twentieth century that Wright pioneered a bold new approach to...

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