Heather's Comfortably Glamorous Family Home

Heather's Comfortably Glamorous Family Home

Janel Laban
Jul 6, 2010

Welcome to Brandon & Leah from Portland; a blogging duo trying out for a place on the Apartment Therapy editorial team as House Tour Contributors. Enjoy their work!

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Name: Heather, Douglas, Gabrielle and Zoe
Location: Portland, Oregon
Size: 3500 square feet
Years lived in: 6
Heather's cozy family ranch was custom built in 1960, in the historic Argay Terrace neighborhood of Portland. An interior designer by trade, Heather saw the potential in the historic homes of the area, which reflected California mid-century design with roman brick fronts, large yards, and even in-ground pools, a rarity for rainy Oregon. Says Heather of the swank pad she shares with her husband Douglas and two daughters, Gabriella and Zoe: "I know the original owner of this house was a musician and loved to entertain. The large living room with a view creates the perfect atmosphere for cocktails at 5:00 and the fireplace in the dining room is fabulous for a cozy dinner party."