Portland, Oregon, USA
If Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house had a cousin, The Wilkinson Residence in Portland, Oregon would be it. Surrounded by forest, this custom treehouse mansion in the woods is a luxury architectural masterpiece. With smooth, curved lines and a futuristic strength in materials, this elegant curvature wraps around the senses like dew from a morning blast.
Located on a steep slope with natural surroundings, this residence resembles a luxury treehouse or hidden spa. Although not a huge mega mansion, the beauty and grace of this structure make it a mansion home for sure.
Robert Harvey Oshatz is the architect and is the same one that did the Chenequa Residence, also featured on Mansion Homes. Oshatz is a master at curvy lines and blending homes in with their environment. His work is some of my favorite in the whole world.
From his biography: “Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Oshatz had a long history of architectural involvement. From 1960 to 1963, while attending high school, he worked 30 hours per week for a Los Angeles architectural firm. During that time he developed construction drawings on multi-story apartments, commercial/retail buildings, and religious structures. From 1963 to 1968 he studied and received a Bachelor of Architecture from Arizona State University. Mr. Oshatz worked and studied under Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr. during summers and after completing his degree. Prior to opening his own firm Mr. Oshatz worked for Murray and McCormick, Civil Engineers and Planners. At this time he worked on both planning and architectural projects. Since establishing his own firm, Mr. Oshatz has designed and built numerous commercial and residential projects, including a large residence in Japan.”
Photography by cameron neilson