The Modern Architecture and Design Society (MA+DS) has coordinated a self-guided modern home tour in Portland on Saturday, June 2 from 11am to 5pm. The modern home tour recently stopped in Seattle, and we were thrilled to support it with an exclusive discount code for our fans. Don’t worry, we have a discount code for Portland too! 360modern fans can get $5 off their online ticket purchase with code “360PDX2018” at checkout. Remember to get your Portland Modern Home Tour tickets early to get the best price! Online tickets are $40 ($35 with “360PDX2018” code), or $50 at the door.
Use code “360PDX2018” & get $5 off!
Founder James Leasure says about MA+DS, “We love modern. Modern design, modern architecture, modern living. More than just an aesthetic, “modern” embodies new techniques and materials, and new ways of addressing old problems. ‘Modern’ is not just what you live in, but how you live. From attainability to sustainability, the singular thread that connects ‘modern’ is an outlook that embraces new possibilities in living and lifestyle.”
The nationwide home tour program was started to introduce people to the modern homes within their own neighborhood. This tour is designed for anyone from modern architecture enthusiasts to people just getting their first taste of modern. Either way, there is something for you on the home tour. “With carefully selected architects, neighborhoods and architecture, our home tours are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Not only will you learn about the cutting edge of home design while on our tours, but you might even get an idea or two for your next home project!” said James.
There are seven homes on the map for the Portland Modern Home Tour. We’ve picked out our three favorites that are must-sees if you have only limited time.
Remodel Architect: Walker Templeton, Templeton Built.
This home is a remodeled 1958 daylight basement ranch. The house was deconstructed, roof was removed and the home was stripped to the studs. The existing basement of the home opened up to a very large flat back yard but was not used because of low ceilings and lack of daylight. How could the large basement be utilized and the connection to the backyard be established? The solution was reverse living – all bedrooms were placed upstairs and a master bedroom addition was added and the kitchen, living room and family room were moved downstairs. The floor joists were cut in half creating a double height space along the entire back of the home. The remaining low ceiling spaces became utilitarian – mechanical room, mud room, pantry and powder bath. The addition to the ground floor steps down to allow for higher ceiling in the family room… Read more.
NE 76th AVE.
Architect: m.o.daby design
Conceived more like to a loft type space rather than a traditional single family home, the homeowner was seeking to challenge a normal arrangement of rooms in favor of spaces that are dynamic in all 3 dimensions, interact with the yard, and capture the movement of light and air.
As an artist that explores the beauty of natural objects and scenes, she tasked us with creating a building that was not precious – one that explores the essence of its raw building materials and is not afraid of expressing them as finished. We designed opportunities for kinetic fixtures, many built by the homeowner, to allow flexibility and movement… Read More.
SW NORTHVALE WAY
From the owner:
This “Alcoa Care-Free Home” is one of 24 model homes that were built throughout the country in 1957 utilizing aluminum as the main feature. Unfortunately, they ended up costing double what they had thought they could build them for, so the remainder of the projected 50 were never built. As far as I know there are no others on the west coast.
We purchased this house in 2016, and realized it was in need of some very crucial upgrades immediately. So, we got to work on replacing old plumbing with PEX, re-did the low-voltage lighting system, and the electrical panels, new flooring, sheetrock, paint, etc. Upgrading the kitchen was our latest project… Read More.
Let’s talk tour details.
The Modern Home Tour is coming to Portland on June 2nd. Throughout the self-guided seven home tour, you will be able to talk with architects, designers, and homeowners who define modern living in Portland.
Get your tickets ahead of time to get the best price. PLUS, use code “360PDX2018” at checkout to get an additional $5 off your ticket price. Tickets are $40 online and $50 at the door.
DATE: June 2, 11am – 5pm
WHERE: Throughout Portland (See map above!)
TICKETS: $40 online, $50 at the door
$5 DISCOUNT CODE: 360PDX2018
LEARN MORE: http://mads.media/2018portlandmodern/
Use code “360PDX2018” & get $5 off!
See you there!