Contemporary Homes in PDX

Modern lines + Visionary living

Contemporary homes reflect the architecture of modern living in the 21st Century. Sustainable and natural building materials are a cornerstone of this style. Pairing clean, simple lines with a connection to nature and the outdoors. Individuality is expressed through choosing preferred characteristics to make a personalized layout that suits the buyer’s needs.

Whereas its predecessor Modern architecture refers to the stark minimalistic stye of clean lines from the 1920s-1950s.


  • 1-2 stories

  • Open floor plan with lots of natural light

  • Asymmetrical facade

  • Emphasis on geometric shapes like rectangles

  • Clerestory (or clearstory) windows

  • Use of recycled materials

  • Combining textures and materials like wood and stone

  • Green, energy efficient systems for water, heat and air

Years Built

2001 - present

These smart designs not only have huge appeal for modern lifestyles but I suspect they are going to be popular for years to come.

Contemporary homes are prevalent on the Westside of Portland but you’ll find a them in Eastside neighborhoods that are evolving with new infill housing like.

Overview of Contemporary Houses for Sale in Portland, Oregon

Contemporary Houses for Sale in Portland, Oregon

These latest homes on the market are priced at $400,000 or more.

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