The 1955 stunner boasts forest views from every room.

The living room has floor-to-ceiling glass, as well as a custom hood at the fireplace.

This beautifully preserved midcentury home was originally designed by Danish architect John F. Jensen in 1955, and it’s thought to be one of a handful of Jensen-designed residences in Portland’s Vista Hills neighborhood. It merges Scandinavian simplicity with classic Northwest regional style, and it sits on a quarter-acre lot surrounded by old-growth cedar forest and Japanese-inspired landscaping.

The home is tucked behind tranquil, mature landscaping.

The home is tucked behind tranquil, mature landscaping.

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The home was purchased in 2004 by a pair of Nike executives, who carefully restored its defining midcentury elements while updating it for modern living with energy-efficient upgrades and water-saving plants. Inside, a palette of natural materials—including teak, cedar, and slate—anchor walls of expansive glass and soaring ceilings.

A built-in bench sits outside the entry. The tongue-and-groove siding is painted a rich charcoal.

A built-in bench sits outside the entry. The tongue-and-groove siding is painted a rich charcoal.

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A bright-yellow door leads into the foyer and reveals the living room of the 3,630-square-foot home.

A bright-yellow door leads into the foyer and reveals the living room of the 3,630-square-foot home.

Chuck Collier Schmidt

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