Graham Street Lofts

This is a small little mixed-use building called Graham Street Lofts.  With 12 residential units and some ground floor commercial, the infill building sits in the Eliot neighborhood of Northern Portland.  Residential units start at ~$324k and each home is energy efficient and modern inside.  The R-30, 10-inch thick PerformWall ICFs are made of recycled polystyrene and cement and help to keep the interiors quiet.  Combine the efficient envelope with hydronic radiant floors and overall home energy use is quite low, too.  Additionally, Graham Street Lofts has some of the following green amenities and finishes:



  • On-site storm water reclamation
  • High efficiency windows
  • Electrical outlets for some parking spaces
  • Proximity to light rail and the bus line
  • On-demand hot water
  • Modern efficient appliances

Of note, MacKenzie Architecture designed the building without an internal corridor system to allow each unit access to outdoor spaces — that way, homes get better daylight and natural ventilation.  And it’s always good to have abundant natural light and fresh air. 




Via Builder Online.