Stunning contemporary home designed by the famed award winning Portland architect Ben Waechter and built by Sinclair Construction in 2018. Waechter and his team at Waechter Architecture instilled this modern home with their vision of seamless indoor and outdoor living. Their brilliant design fills the main floor with natural light through large panes of glass overlooking the central courtyard that the home’s design wraps around. Gorgeous polished concrete floors with state of the art radiant heating graces the lower level living space while an efficient ductless mini split cooling system provides air conditioning and allows for climate control of each room in the upper level.

The open kitchen showcases beautiful custom cabinetry, counter to ceiling designer tile, quartz counters and stainless appliances. Enjoy year round outdoor entertaining in the courtyard patio that features a retractable cover or the backyard deck off of the kitchen that is set up perfectly for al fresco dining.

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The upper level features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one a proper primary suite with a large walk in closet. Each room hosts high ceilings and large windows bringing in natural light with a view of Mt Saint Helens. The bathrooms feature designer tile and a large walk in shower in the primary suite.

Enjoy the chic urban lifestyle with desirable Alberta Street dining, shops + entertainment to the south and the beautifully forested Alberta Park to the north. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to own a piece of stunning architecture designed by one of Portland’s most celebrated architects.

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About the Architect: Waechter Architecture

Waechter Architecture has completed a variety of some of the most uniquely designed contemporary modern projects in the Pacific Northwest, from multi-family housing to mixed-use commercial developments. Waechter’s designs are heavily influenced + Inspired by Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati and his German background.

Waechter writes in his firm philosophy that the power of architecture is “to distill the clutter of the everyday and reveal the underlying relationships and potentials of inhabitation.”

Early years

Ben Waechter is the son of Eugene architect Heinrich Waechter who began his career in Germany as part of the renowned Bauhaus movement before immigrating to Oregon. Early in his career Ben Waechter worked with Brad Cloepfil, who is one of the most acclaimed local architects of his generation.  He also spent three years under the tutelage of one of the world’s top architects, Italy’s Renzo Piano.

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Listing Details – 5280 NE 21st Ave Portland, OR 97211

Price:  $789,000
MLS#: 21020178
Built: 2018
Beds: 3
Baths: 2.1
Square Feet: 1,974


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Marisa Swenson – Specializing in Modern Home Sales

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