Portland, Oregon Rowhouses Combine Street Frontage, Privacy, Living, Working, and Walking

From OregonLive.com writer Phil Favorite: "Guy Bryant has built his upscale rowhouse developments in the heart of several of Portland’s close-in neighborhoods, always trying to put just the right new homes on the right site.  So before he broke ground for his newest project on Northeast Alberta Street, he made sure the plan called for homes that would embrace the walkable, urban feel of the Alberta Arts District. "Brainstorming with his longtime architect Rod Merrick, Bryant found the inspiration for Alberta Row — four newly built rowhouses for sale that are within walking distance of numerous shops and restaurants and right on the main drag of the community’s popular monthly Last Thursday street fair.  'The neighborhood has so many fun shops and galleries and restaurants, I wanted to make sure we embraced that character but at the same time created homes with a sense of privacy.'

"Each of the homes at Alberta Row features a step-up front courtyard that connects the units to the action on the main drag. Privacy is provided by wood plank fencing and a stylish, metal gate that welcomes visitors with an artisan touch.  The courtyards expand to become an indoor-outdoor living room through a roll-top doorway that opens to a clever flex space that can serve as an artist studio, gallery, workshop, home office or den."  Full article with images here.  (Photo credit: John M. Vincent.)