Portland is home to many green eco-friendly houses, and the “Musician’s Dwelling” is one such example from the lot. This house was built in a joint endeavor between the owners and two designing firms – Hammer & Hand and Departure Design. The owners were keen to turn the house into one that nurtures and helps in creating art and music in a “green” backdrop.
The home is quite spacious as it spreads over 1,400 square feet and comprises of a studio for media, painting, and music. The property also has some area near the garage which can later be converted into an ADU (accessory dwelling unit). However, the main motive of the project team was to reuse and recycle material and to include them in all portions of the home. Old wood was incorporated for the flooring of the home, which actually comes from an old derelict barn at the Oregon State Mental Hospital that was also featured in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”
The Musician’s Dwelling has optimally utilized various durable, upcycled materials in many important aspects of the home such as recycled metal in the roof, fiber cement-based panel siding, salvaged aluminum in the windows, and the roof is tiled with concrete pavers. This home is not only “green” but is also very stylish and aesthetic as both a workshop and home. The Musician’s Dwelling is a perfect example of how old and used material can be used to build new homes in a modern way and reduce carbon footprint.
Via: Jetson Green