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Lake Oswego 'shack on the lake' on tour, plus several other homes of special interest. Get tickets now for the self-guided tour taking place June 1.

COURTESY PHOTO  - This Lake Oswego home is on the Portland Modern Home Tour June 1.

Some tour-goers search for an architect or homebuilder to work with on their next project; others hope to fine a little inspiration; whatever the reasons may be, all tour-goers come to see a curated selection of Portland homes that embody the Pacific Northwest's unique modern architecture and design aesthetics.

June 1 the Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA+DS) returns to Portland for the 2019 Modern Home Tour. The event gives regional architects, builders and designers an opportunity to showcase their work to the community in which they work. In turn, the self-guided tour gives the community a rare chance to ask questions and engage the minds behind the designs, as they explore some of Portland's modern homes up close, inside and out.

"The Portland Modern Home Tour is one of the highlights of our annual Pacific Northwest series, and it's one we always look forward to," said MA+DS founder and president James Leasure. "Portland has an amazing movement in modern residential architecture and design. It is truly inspiring and unique. Every year we are fortunate enough to showcase a selection of incredible designs that highlight just some of the exceptional work by leading architects and home builders in the Pacific Northwest."

Local architecture expert Brian Libby, founder of, and the MA+DS team have curated and selected the participating homes for the eighth-

annual tour. This year's tour includes:

¦ A small Victorian house, bordering the Buckman and Kerns neighborhoods, that has been remodeled and modernized through by construct design.

¦ A modern renovation by m.o.daby design of a 1926 bungalow in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood.

¦ A unit in Waechter Architecture's Origamai community of homes in the Piedmont neighborhood.

¦ A cozy and modern Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in the Foster-Powell neighborhood of southeast Portland that functions as a modern Airbnb, designed by Propel Studio Architecture.

¦ A 1930s "shack on the lake" in Lake Oswego that has been transformed into a three-story modern home by TempletonBUILT.

¦ An original 1967 Robert Rummer home in the Oak Hills area of Beaverton, remodeled and updated by Oregon Homeworks.

¦ A second remodeled Robert Rummer home in Beaverton, originally built in 1971, recently renovated and updated by Garrison Hulling Design.

¦ A brand-new modern home in southwest Portland, designed by Urban Housing Development, that features all the elements of a cozy Pacific Northwest home.

This year's event will also feature a post-tour gathering at a second Oregon Homeworks home, featuring light fare and beverages, as well as great discussion.

Tour beneficiary is Portland Community College Architecture and Interior Design Club. Budding architects and interior design students will help staff the event in return for a donation and the opportunity to use the tour as a fundraising vehicle.

Participating homes will open their doors for viewing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1. Ages 10 and up are invited to attend. Tickets to see all homes are $40 in advance online at, or $50 the day of the tour.

— For The Review, Tidings

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