Panavista Hill House in Portland West Hills

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Panavista Hill House in Portland

West Hills Real Estate Development in Oregon, USA – design by Steelhead Architecture

Aug 1, 2018

Panavista Hill House

Design: Steelhead Architecture

Location: West Hills, Portland, Oregon, USA

Panavista Hill House

Panavista Hill House in Portland

Photos by Josh Partee

The Panavista Hill House is perched on a steep up-slope lot in Portland’s west hills. The design solution for organizing the house and keeping costs in check was to stack uses vertically up 3-stories. The footprint of the first 2-stories is kept to a minimum and the majority of the living space is located on the top floor where the site flattens out more and the views to the coast range mountains are the best.

Panavista Hill House in Portland

Panavista Hill House in Portland

The volumes of the house are stacked and cantilevered in alternating materials for clarity of form and the creation of dynamic outdoor spaces. The vertical stair shaft acts as both the circulation hub and source of natural light to the lower floors. A detached art studio provides a counter point to the cantilevered living room form and creates an intimate private patio off the master bedroom.

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What were the key challenges?
The steep up-slope site had never been built on because no one could figure out how to do it without blowing the budget. The site was difficult to walk even in good conditions much less during the rain.

Panavista Hill House in Portland

Panavista Hill House in Portland

What were the solutions?
We knew we needed to get out of the ground and vertical quickly and with a small footprint to limit excavation. The first floor consists of only a garage, entry and stair. The second floor has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and the central stair / light shaft. Finally the top floor has the majority of the living space.
The retaining wall system did require steel piles and shotcrete walls but because we ‘stair stepped’ the floors up the site the vertical heights of each retaining wall were spread out which kept the wall sizes manageable.

Panavista Hill House in Portland

Panavista Hill House, Portland, OR – Building Information

Project size: 2700 ft2
Site size: 9500 ft2
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 3

Architect: Steelhead Architecture
Structural Engineer: Munzing Structural Engineering
General Contractor: Riverland Homes

Panavista Hill House in Portland

Panavista Hill House in Portland

Photography: Josh Partee

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Location: West Hills, Portland, Oregon, USA




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