The project is The 1310 Condominiums, which is located in Portland, Oregon and one of the houses on the 11xDesign modern homes tour this Saturday. If you're not familiar with the project, you may think it's new construction, but 1310 is actually a conversion of an old apartment complex into five modern condominiums. Designed by Brett Crawford Architecture + Planning for Brett Crawford and Dana Ing Crawford, with Brett Crawford as contractor, the finished project shows that meticulous attention was given to the small details. And all that is paying off for the owners. Three units are sold (with only two remaining one-bedroom units left), and 1310 received both a Built Honor and Sustainability Award from AIA Portland.
1310 includes four one-bedroom units of 590 square feet and one two-bedroom unit of 930 square feet. With such a small footprint, the redesign gave particular attention to utility, closet, and laundry spaces. In addition, here are some of its green features:
- Abundant natural light in all rooms
- Natural ventilation with operable windows, skylights, ceiling fans
- Exterior sunscreens for shading
- High efficiency gas furnaces
- High efficiency tankless gas water heaters
- Dual flush Toto toilets
- Low E window glass
- Thermal insulation system
- Bamboo flooring throughout
Photo credits: BC Architects (top 2); Realty Imaging (the rest).