Sophia’s View Townhomes & Apartments

Situated on a steeply sloping site in the Macadam District of Southwest Portland, Sophia’s View features a mix of residential flats and townhouse units. Clad in a simple palette of glass, white cement plaster, and a dark metal panel system, the eight apartment flats have commanding 270-degree views of Mount St. Helens and downtown Portland. Stepping down the site, seven additional townhouse units afford views past the above units toward Mount Hood and the Willamette River. The abstract form of the buildings is dramatic as well as practical; each unit includes a private outdoor terrace, and parking is discretely tucked beneath each townhouse and in a multi-car garage under the flats building. Townhouse interiors include stair treads made from Douglas fir timbers salvaged from the bottom of the Lower Columbia River. Concrete shear walls are exposed at the interior of the apartment flats, providing thermal mass to stabilize interior temperatures.