Inspired by early 20th-century national parks buildings, Hoedemaker Pfeiffer set out to create a secluded, yet playful retreat to enhance Their clients’ vacation home on Whidbey Island. taking advantage of Pacific Northwest materials and sensibilities, The Fieldhouse is designed as a place for sport and recreation.

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Waterfront Mediterranean

A recent renovation of a 1990s home built on the Western shores of Mercer Island features a tropical landscape design by Seattle’s Cambium, Inc., done in Mediterranean Villa style – with an abundance of plants bursting with color, unique flower formations and reach-for-the-sky height.

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Wildwood: A Forested Home in the City

Heart of the city. Heart of the forest. This sylvan retreat in Portland, Oregon, is close to everything, but feels a world apart. With a clean, contemporary style and warm, inviting spaces, this custom home nurtures a family’s connection to one another, and the outdoors.

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Sustainable Dream Home

This couple’s dream to build a very sustainable, yet elegant contemporary hillside home wrapped in rich, warm horizontal cut stone that would also embrace its expansive views of Lake Washington and the Cascades became an award-winning reality when Stuart Silk Architects came on board.

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Back to the Land: Biodynamic Winemaking in the Pacific NW

For some, wine is a business. For others, it’s a calling. “My dad is probably turning in his grave knowing I sell wine,” laughs Moe Momtazi, founder of biodynamically certified Maysara Winery and Momtazi Vineyard in McMinnville, Oregon. “He thought wine was too sacred to sell. In Zoroastrian culture and religion, wine is a very sacred thing.”

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In The Spotlight

Chef-Driven Wine Bars

Award-winning chefs are taking Portland’s wine bar scene to a whole new level. We visit Canard, Arden, Enoteca Nostrana, Dame, OK Omens and Oui! and share lovely seasonal recipes.

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Arden Chef Sara Hauman and owner Kelsey Glasser. Photography © Michael Morrow
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