Hazel Street, Hood River, Oregon
Architect: Mark VanderZanden
- 30-degree slope and oak forest abutting the city of Hood
To develop the site without removing the oak forest that serves
as the backdrop to the city
To preserve the trees, we worked with the planning commission
to obtain a waiver from set-back requirements so that we could
build on the property line. We then built four 3,000-square-foot
single-family homes using advanced cable-braced post foundation
technology to minimize excavation and ground disturbance.
Each house stands at tree-top level in the forest and is linked
to the main road by a bridge.
Family trust, Columbia Savings Bank
$350,000 per unit
Return on investment: