Backside of the Camas Residence that faces the Columbia River. Photo by Scott Larsen.
Camas Residence Living Room Exterior
View from the deck, highlighting living room windows and lower patio. Photo by Scott Larsen.
Camas Residence Island
Wide angle view into the kitchen, showing the contemporary design, wooden ceiling, and island bar. Photo by Scott Larsen.
Camas Residence Kitchen
Contemporary kitchen highlighting the river view out over the sink. Photo by Scott Larsen.
Camas Residence Hall
View from the hallway of the Camas Residence. Polished concrete, exposed wood beams, and a sliding door give this house a modern look and feel. Photo by Scott Larsen.
Camas Residence Barbecue Area
The back deck is focused around the sprawling views of the Columbia River and the built-in barbecue. Photo by Scott Larsen.
The Camas House is a modern residence overlooking the Columbia River. The house perches on the river bank hills with vast glass providing beautiful views south on Mt Hood, the river, and the beginnings of the Columbia Scenic Area. The low horizontal nature of the house allows it to maintain a quiet profile in its dramatic setting and the house can just barely be seen from the river surface.
From the first design meeting, the house designed itself within its context. The architecture is truly its setting, and the fabric of its structure and materials. There is almost no paint, no trim, and no disguise. Concrete floors anchor the building and provide a calm palette for fir and cedar to naturally provide color throughout.
General Contractor, Rocking Horse Rita Custom Homes, Inc. did an incredible job executing the design intent established by the clients and architect Ryan Walsh.