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Heartwood Residence. Photograph by Jeremy Bittermann / JBSA

Heartwood Residence

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture - Single Family
Firm LocationPortland, United States
Project locationPortland, Oregon
CompanyWilliam / Kaven Architecture
Lead ArchitectDaniel Kaven / Trevor William Lewis
Design TeamDaniel Kaven, Partner-in-Charge; Trevor William Lewis, Partner-in-Charge; Max Taschek, Project Designer; Joel Dickson, Project Designer
ClientPrivate

The Heartwood Residence sits on the east bank of the Willamette River in Portland’s Oak Grove neighborhood. Offering a sweeping panorama of the river and its wildlife, the home overlooks boat docks, freight barges, and an early 20th-century railroad bridge, recalling the city’s industrial roots. A single-level compound oriented around a large maple tree preexisting on the site, Heartwood continuously opens up from the courtyard to the river. The home’s main entrance fronts the river, allowing for arrival by boat.