2,902 Sq. Ft.
Address: 12225 NW Old Quarry Road, Portland, OR
The Old Quarry Road house was one of the first homes built in this Cedar Mill neighborhood. The home was designed by Frank Shell for a local doctor (Dr. Smith) on what was once a fruit orchard. The original portion of the home was built in 1960 with an addition of the primary suite and office added in 1975. The A frame shed still standing on the property was originally used as tool storage in the 20’s and 30’s for the orchard. The original landscape architect was Chandler Fairbank with some updates made to the design in the 70’s by Clark Matschek & Associates.
About Architect Frank Shell:
Frank Shell was a pioneer of modern commercial design during the mid century era. Shell was active in Oregon between 1950 and 1980 and was known for his cutting-edge style, which now defines the iconic mid century modern look. He specialized in designing schools and churches, but also designed a handful of custom homes around the Portland metro area.
Shell was born in Omaha, Nebraska and received his degree from Washington State before moving to Portland in 1949. He created the firm Farnham, Shell, and Hoyt with his two partners, Jonathon Farnham and Charles Hoyt. Some of his notable structures include Estacada and Oakridge high schools, Tabor Heights, Calvin Presbyterian and Hood View Churches.
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