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Treehouse ADU

Tucked into a lush backyard in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, this 800 square foot house exemplifies gracious living while adhering to Portland’s restrictive ADU zoning code. The design inverts the typical house arrangement by putting bedrooms on the ground floor and living areas above. By lifting the open living area to the second floor, the space becomes voluminous and feels perched in the trees. Natural materials, such as reclaimed fir paneling and cork floors, give the home a warm interior, as does the in-floor radiant heat. The simple roof form extends over the cantilevered second story porch. 

Photography by Peter Eckert

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