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Street of Eames modern home tour

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Today Eli and I went on the awesome modern home tour that featured 8 homes both recently built and smartly renovated which encompass the mid-century modern and (Charles and Ray) Eames’ design aesthetic.

It’s called The Street of Eames. many have sustainable building practices, so its really nice to see the integration of great design, Eco-friendly materials and technical innovation. Every year this tour sells out right away, (only 1200 tickets are sold), so I was quite pleased this year I finally managed to get in. 😉

Here’s an article about it.

they do not allow picture taking inside the homes, but I got a few shots of the exterior views…

At the Yeon House:

amazing old wisteria growing at this home built in the 60’s.. but newly upgraded to a sleek modern  aesthetic.

Eli sitting on this rad chair… spongy colorful foam material made by an italian company called Quinze and Milan. This was at the 14 house.

The woody, wonky floorplan of the Storrs house:

More “pouf” Chairs by Quinze and Milan at the “White” house… these guys had a great indoor pool and a laundry chute dumping clothing directly from the bedroom closet to the laundry room below.. an idea I am TOTALLY stealing!

These panels at the 14 are lit from behind. we likey.

Cool way of handling the driveway at the “Z” house… I’m pretty sure I’m going to cut up the driveway for a similar look as my side patio.

This “Z” house in NE had the most awesome Floorplan… a central core stairwell fed into rooms all around, with the option to close any room off with huge slider barn doors, or leave em all open for optimal life and light.

Another gorgeous design in NE called the Park Box house, a duplex.

I absolutely loved the Rummer house, which was the last one we looked at, in Beaverton.  Robert Rummer is the original designer who basically did Eichler lookalikes in the 60’s, here in Portland.  Sadly I didn’t get pics of the favorite… an absolutely gorgeous, cozy, open floorplan surrounding a central courtyard, impeccable selections of appliances, fixtures, colors, yard, fireplace… and on and on.. a comfortable, modern and gorgeous integration of the outside and in.


Written by lilylivered

April 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm

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