Meschter Residence: A New Big Home with Three Wings

It is a remodel and expansion project of a mid-century modern residence completed by Skylab Architecture. Meschter Residence is a 4,582 sqft new home located in NW Portland hills. A collage of spaces can be found inside the home’s three wings.

Site

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It is a new home that sits in a secluded courtyard and a lush Pacific Northwest wooded landscape, connecting with the beautiful pine forest. This home is positioned to capture panoramic views of the surrounding hills.

 

Spaces

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The design of this home is inspired by Kandinsky’s abstract artwork. A collage of spaces is made especially for a growing family. On the ground level, there are three wings of the timber-framed house that can create good circulation along the pool, garden, and courtyard.

 

Wings

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The kitchen is in the original wing, relocated and expanded closer to the main entrance. An open dining room is added to this kitchen.

Office space and a casual living area can be found on the adjacent wing with awesome views of the pool and horizon.

 

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The third wing addition includes an elevated second-level master suite and three ground-floor garden-access bedrooms.

The key focal element of the new wing is a new transparent staircase that leads to the master suite.

Thanks to the pool addition, the house expansion can be done further to create a second kitchen counter and an outdoor living room.

 

Meschter Residence Gallery

Photo Credits: Stephen Miller / Skylab