For Rent: The House That Home Built Designed by Jones & Emmons
Here is an interesting opportunity for someone in need of a rental home in a very nice close-in westside neighborhood and who appreciates architecture and design. The house has just been completely upgraded and restored in a manner sympathetic to the original house. The design of the house was by architects Jones and Emmons. A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons were well known modernist architects working in California and used extensively by the developer Joseph Eichler. I’ve always been a bit bemused by the idea that there 6 or 7 Jones houses in Portland (that I know of) and a couple of tri-plexes. Not sure what the connection to Portland was. In the case of this house however its existence is pretty straight forward. The design of the house was part of feature called “The House That Home Built” on a 1955 NBC Television show called Home which was hosted by Arlene Francis and Hugh Downs. The architects would appear on the show on a regular basis to discuss modern home design and take calls from viewers. Over the course of some months this home was designed “On Air” for the show. The National Association of Home Builders co-sponsored the program and the design plans were used in a promotional campaign where various builders in different cities around the nation built the design, held it open for the public as a demonstration house and then sold the house. This home is the one that was built in Portland. I believe the builder was Robert Strahorn who developed extensively in the Wilcox area.
I first became aware of this house some years ago through a Kansas City modernism enthusiast website/blog called KCMODERN. Here is a link to their original story on this program:
If you are interested in renting this house please contact Patrick at 503 890-1317
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