The word “cabin” is typically defined as a small house of simple construction conjuring up images of a rustic log structure deep in the snow or an isolated lakeside fishing cottage. Bruce Forster and Gin Flynn’s vacation home carries on in the tradition of the simple retreat, nestled in a forest dotted with silver aspen and heritage oaks, but this cabin is unique in its form.
Interior designer Max Humphrey has spent the last 10 years designing homes all around the country. Originally based in Los Angeles, Humphrey relocated to Portland this year. With his focus on creating interesting and unpretentious spaces that reflect the people that live and work in them, we asked Humphrey how he helps client with hanging, placing and choosing art in their homes.
If you’re looking to “recycle” an energy-inefficient home into a net zero residence, it’s hard to go wrong with a midcentury modern.
When Portland architect Andrew Montgomery of Terraforma, a Portland-based architectural firm, first saw the highly dilapidated home that Oliver Properties had commissioned his firm to remodel, he saw beyond the leaking single-pane aluminum windows and rotted walls. He could tell this was the work of a skilled architect.