Portrait of Portland
"East Coast Classic" by Amy Mason Doan
Falcon Point suggests a home that is airy, invigorating, in tune with its natural setting. But when builder Thomas Avgerakis and architect Joe Karman first toured the West Linn property, the name hardly seemed fitting.
The home, which sits on 17 acres near the Willamette River, was pure 1980 - dark, cramped and dated, with low ceilings, radiused eaves and narrow halls. The property seemed to lie at the bottom of a hole because it rested so far below much of its land. And about 3,000 square feet out of 5,500 were squandered on a central indoor swimming pool, adding to the feeling of confinement.... Read the full article here >