Tag Archives: Portland Homes

2015-08-01 17.31.07

Black is the new black in home color choice.

I noticed recently that there seems to be an influx in the number of houses that are painted black. It’s always interesting to me to watch how the styles change over time and to see things that would have been too bold a few years ago start to become normal. I’ve always liked black as a color choice for homes and I’ve watched over the years as people started choosing black for things like floors and countertops then sometimes trim but lately I’ve notice a lot of places where people went all the way with the black paint so I decided to start taking some pictures of Portland’s black buildings. Enjoy!

01 black storefront Black is the new black in home color choice.I’ve noticed a of commercial buildings that are black that I didn’t have a chance to take pictures of.

02 square black building Black is the new black in home color choice.So cute!

03 modern black house Black is the new black in home color choice.This one is nestled in the trees with what seems like a great view from the other side of the house.

04 modern black ADU Black is the new black in home color choice.I like the little bit of green roof I can see with the black siding.

05 modern black house Black is the new black in home color choice.Here’s a better look at the main house. That’s Portland in the background.

06 modern house black accents Black is the new black in home color choice.

This is an interesting modern design. It looks good with the black.

07 black commercial building Black is the new black in home color choice.Typical of me I took a picture of the back of the building instead of the front.

08 black portland style house Black is the new black in home color choice.I like the dramatic back and red paint combo! This house has some nice details to accent with the red.

09 black cafe Black is the new black in home color choice.I like that they have black planters and tables too.

10 Black accented townhomes Black is the new black in home color choice.Black and wood is definitely a theme I’m noticing around town.

11 modern angular black houses Black is the new black in home color choice.This is an interesting complex of angular black buildings. I like the black and green. 

12 black condo building Black is the new black in home color choice.

 

13 black ranch style house Black is the new black in home color choice.I like how black gives personality to the minimal detailing of a ranch style house.

14 black rounded facade Black is the new black in home color choice.A bold color definitely works well to highlight the interesting shape of this house.

15 black commercial building Black is the new black in home color choice. 16 interesting black building Black is the new black in home color choice.This one has sort of an ominous look to it.

17 Black box building Black is the new black in home color choice.Painting that little boxy portion of the building black makes this building look so much more interesting than it would otherwise.

18 black house Black is the new black in home color choice.

19 modern black house Black is the new black in home color choice.I like how the concrete planters look with the black

20 black and red house Black is the new black in home color choice.Cool entry way! I wonder if that’s their matching car?

21 modern black and green house Black is the new black in home color choice.More black and green. 

22 misty black ranch house Black is the new black in home color choice.I’m so glad it was misty for this picture!

2014-06-30 14.58.18

Walking Around Portland – Ladd’s Addition

Ladd’s Addition is definitely one of SE Portland’s unique and interesting neighborhoods. The streets run diagonally and weave around four rose gardens and a large circle at the center of the neighborhood.  Most of the houses are Craftsman style Foursquares and bungalows, with some mid century ranch style homes and cottages mixed in. For more info on Ladds Addition check out the Ladds Wiki
2014 02 28 15.56.11 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionSo much brick and sky. I Don’t know why but i had to take a picture.

 

2014 02 28 15.59.07 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionAn interesting inside corner window.
2014 02 28 15.59.54 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionBottle and cob planter. Nice artistic touch!

 

2014 02 28 16.07.47 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionTurns out there are a lot of churches in Ladd’s.

 

2014 02 28 16.07.56 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionNice bungalow.  (sorry about the picture)I like the combination of the pebble finish walls and bold colors.

 

2014 02 28 16.08.35 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis is where Ladd himself lived back in the day.

 

 

2014 02 28 16.11.00 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis is an interesting spanish style home. Not quite the norm for Ladd’s Addition but part of what I like about Ladd’s are all of the unique places sprinkled throughout.

 

2014 02 28 16.12.05 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThere are houses with barn style roofs sprinkled all over Portland. This one looks like a portland barn style house crossed with a cape cod.

 

2014 02 28 16.16.23 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis just seemed like a particularly Ladd’s style collection of houses.

 

2014 02 28 16.17.37 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionI learned about Little Free Library on this walk and so can you: http://littlefreelibrary.org/

 

2014 02 28 16.18.02 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThere are many large Craftsman Foursquare style houses in Ladd’s. This one’s purple!

 

2014 02 28 16.21.26 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThinking about getting some angles for my entryway now.

 

2014 02 28 16.22.39 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionHere’s a fun garage door painting!

 

2014 02 28 16.26.40 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis place striking in it’s simplicity.  Once again I like the pebble finish walls.

 

2014 02 28 16.27.22 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionYou have to see some collections of bungalows to get Ladd’s

 

2014 02 28 16.29.43 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionI like all of the yard art at this house.

 

2014 02 28 16.31.37 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionMore churchy goodness!

 

 

2014 06 26 20.03.24 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis house is just interesting to look at!

 

2014 06 26 20.12.42 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionI like how many houses there are in Ladd’s Addition that seem like there tucked away in the woods.

 

2014 06 26 20.17.30 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionA cute little cottage!

 

2014 06 26 20.23.34 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionSome cool retroness!

 

2014 06 30 14.58.18 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThis is a church that was turned into a house. I got to go inside once. It’s  a very cool place!

 

2014 06 30 15.06.43 Walking Around Portland   Ladds AdditionThe big round patio balances all of the angular details of this house nicely.

2013-09-03 13.22.38

Walking Around Portland – East Side waterfront / Industrial Area

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I’ve walked by this house many times. I’m not sure what to say about it… some homes just have presence.

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There was a tower last post too.

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I like your style!

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A building in the trees.

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I don’t usually see the Ford Building from this angle.

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There’s something striking to me about industrial buildings.

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Wait for it….

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I don’t know how this came to be here but I’m glad it did!

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Does anyone else think this is a peaceful view or am I just weird like that?

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An interesting shaped building.

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Good advice! Even the graffiti around here is pleasant! 

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It seems that some things have changed around this place since it was first built.

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Sadly I still haven’t been in the train museum -I’ll enjoy it from the outside for now I guess.

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Portland’s getting a new cable-stayed bridge – by the way I recommend doing an image search for “cable-stayed bridge“.

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Notice the submarine in the background? There’s a submarine that they let people go on and a train museum within walking distance of my house. I haven’t been in either, what’s up with that???

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There are cool train cars to see outside though.

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There’s Oregon Museum of Science and Art (OMSI)

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Solar Car Charging station. Do other people think solar panels look cool?

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My name is boxxy

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It’s nice having the waterfront trail to walk. such good views of downtown.

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Another tower.

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I like the modern facade and shaded south side windows.

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The color of this building plus the tracks make for a cool photo.

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The burned down “Taylor Electric Supply” building.

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There’s an Oregonian article about it. It says something about the place attracting photographers.

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“Skate park!” was my first thought!

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This installation is called  Inversion: +/-

2013-09-02 17.50.17

Walking Around Southeast Portland

 Portland is a great place for walking. One of my favorite things to do is walk through different Portland neighborhoods and look at the houses.  The Walking Around Portland  series will be made up of the photos I take on these walks.2013 09 02 13.25.47 300x225 Walking Around Southeast Portland

There are a lot of craftsman details added to Portland porches.  This is a different style than I’ve seen before.

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I love that the Tibetan prayer flags.  They are so well matched to the rest of the house!

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Cool metal medallion!

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I rounded a corner and came across an unexpected tower!

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One thing I noticed when I moved from Colorado to Portland is that people tend to use a lot more color here! I like bold color choices!

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Plant cave!

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I like the red stairwell.

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Rusty metal often looks cool when done right.

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I was able to chat with the owner of this place a bit. He’s been using salvage materials to add to the house for years. There are tons of little details everywhere. I could look at this place for a long time. It’s awesome what people do with reused materials in Portland!

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Interesting modern building.

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This is a beautiful building!

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See what I was saying earlier about cool rusted metal!

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Plant wall.

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Bike… bike rack. This way your bike won’t be lonely while you’re gone.

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I like this color combo.

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Cute Gnome House!