Name: The Wilkinson Residence
Location: Portland, Oregon
Size: 3300 square feet indoors, 500 square feet of deck space
Years lived in: 6
One look at the exterior of the Wilkinson house (which is referred to as "The Treehouse" by some and "Wave House" by others) and you know you're not about to enter an ordinary home. You may love this house. (Goodness knows, I do.) You may not. But that's not the point. Designed to suit the exact tastes of its occupant – who loves playing the viola, choral singing, and making ice cream on his deck – this house is an inspiring reminder of what's possible when you abandon trends and really think about the kind of home that will make you happy.