(AP) Home design sales to include “home elevation” design in a new project from California-based home designer and home elevation expert David S. Calkins.
Crazier things have happened in Oregon than they have in California, where there’s a similar demand for home elevation design in its architectural landscape.
Home elevation design is often associated with the modernist design movement and has been a cornerstone of modern architecture in the Pacific Northwest.
The home elevation movement began in the late 1800s and was inspired by the Pacific Coast landscape.
It began as a way to make architecture more sustainable and less prone to erosion.
In the 1920s, California adopted the Pacific Crest Trail Trail to reach the Pacific coast.
Cale, a former landscape architect and landscape architect for a dozen years, says Oregon was a perfect location for home elevating a landscape that was already well-known for its architecture.
Crop circles, which were common in the 1920-30s, have been reduced by about 80 percent in the last 50 years, but there’s still a lot of land that’s planted with the same amount of corn as it was in the early 1900s, Calkin said.
Crippling soil conditions, drought and a lack of trees and shrubs made the landscape susceptible to crop circles.
Caulkins has been building home elevation designs since he was in college, and he has designed dozens of homes in Portland, San Francisco and Seattle.
Cuckoos nest on a roof of a home in San Francisco, California.
(Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Calkens design for the Oregon home elevation project includes “a series of steps to create a living space that is taller and wider and more elevated, and also a more organic way of creating a sense of scale,” he said.
“That’s what you’re trying to achieve.”
He has designed more than 40 homes in Oregon and has built them taller than the height of most houses in California.
He designed a home on the edge of an industrial park for his wife, who is a teacher, and a home for his daughter that’s taller than most of the homes in her district.
Cascades home elevation projects include the design of a two-story, two-bedroom home in Portland’s industrial district, and Calkers two-floor home in the Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill.
The two-level home in Seattle was built in the 1930s and is on the second floor of a three-story structure, Caulins said.
It features a single-story exterior, and the living room and dining room are on the ground floor.
The other house is a three story structure that sits on top of the living and dining rooms.
The Cuckoo nest on the roof of Cale’s home in a Portland, Oregon.
(Getty Images for National Cascading Habitat) Cale said the home elevation is not just a home design idea, but a way of life.
“It’s a way that people have to understand their place and how they want to live their life,” Calkinos wife, Kelly Calkyns, said.