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The Elk Rock Road Residence


Man this house is unbelievable, i saw a Tv documentary about this guy in his house last week and i can tell you he knows what's nice, rare and rad

Elk Rock Road Residence
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Designed: 1988
Completed: 1989

Appearing to soar right out of the hillside, this house clings to a 30-degree slope rising above the Williamette River providing a spectacular view of the river, Mt. Hood and the rising sun. The house is an experiment in feelings. Although providing a secure feeling of being anchored into the site, the structure achieves a feeling of floating in space, like a bird in flight. The structure is funnel-like in shape: starting out with a small studio on the lowest level, moving to the children's bedrooms on the middle level, and on the upper level where the view is the best, family community spaces and master bedroom suite.

In 1971, Robert Oshatz established the firm of Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect. Over the years the firm has provided a wide variety of organic architecture, planning, interior design and construction management services for developers and individual clients. Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect has designed and built numerous commercial and residential projects over the past twenty plus years.

"An architect is an artist, creator, logician of evolving aesthetic structures; a designer of not only the visual but the internal space. I see architecture as a synthesis of logic and emotion, exploring and fulfilling the dreams, fantasies and realities of my clients, whether they are individuals, corporate, or community identities."