Hoke Residence is a gorgeous contemporary private residence situated at the border of Portland, Oregon’s Forest Park and has been designed by Skylab Architects and built by Metcalf Construction, with Lucy Metcalf as the interior designer and landscaper.
The home is comprised of 4,800 square feet of living space and was once featured in the Twilight Movie saga as the Cullen’s modern pad. From the architects, “The residence provides a venue for interplay between the vibrant outdoor environment and dramatic interior spaces that simultaneously shelter occupants, and frame the expanse of the surroundings. The sloping site presented technical challenges, and demanded an innovative approach to marry a desire for a relatively small building footprint and generous and flowing spaces.”
Living volumes are cantilevered in order to simultaneously minimize the building footprint, and heighten the light tree-house experience of the principal interior spaces.
The residence melds the technological and the primitive in its materials and systems. The home features daring cantilevers, advanced building systems and controls, and cutting edge details- yet the surfaces, textures and spaces are natural and intuitive.
Daylight and electric light play quietly against the warmth and textures of natural materials, but are modulated by surprising and inspiring geometries. This duality is mirrored in the dwelling’s flowing spaces, moving between crisp and deftly angular details, and framed views of the forest canopy or the primeval boulders upslope.
M1 features an extensive system of decks and patios connected to the interior spaces by floor to ceiling openings. These outdoor living zones are located strategically in opposite cardinal directions from the core living spaces, to provide generous outdoor spaces useable at different times of day and through different seasons.
Occupants may seek shelter from or open themselves to the sun and rain, light and shade, depending on need or whim. At once urban and wild, the residence is in harmony with, and a reflection of its location at the border of Portland and Forest Park.
“The Hoke residence was originally built as a ‘spec’ house. After two days on the market, the house was purchased by the director of footwear design at Nike, John Hoke. Following a cover story in a northwest architecture publication, The Hoke’s were approached by a film location scout, a little film called Twilight.”