Driftwood Place, Beaverton, Oregon

The towering trees in today's picture are a hint that we're in the Pacific Northwest. More specifically, we're in Beaverton, Oregon, seven miles west of downtown Portland. Beaverton has a thriving arts community with plans underway for their own Center for the Arts. Right now they're having a call to artists for BAM! (Beaverton Arts Mix).

Inspired by that, I created a little art of my own:
That's the "before" waterlogue of today's house. The listing says that it's close to Nike Headquarters. Coincidence?

Here is the actual exterior. It's a 1963 house all spruced up inside and out for new young buyers, and featuring cedar siding, a popular look nowadays.

Here is how I'd like to further spruce it up:

A repetition of elements makes the house look longer and more cohesive. Red where the gray is and gray where the red is, and lime green only in the planters.  The paint color is Benjamin Moore Nightfall- I was going for a woodsy gray-green.

My first thought was to add cedar window boxes on the right side, but I opted instead for vertical plantings to break up all the horizontal lines.

Now who knows? The house might inspire other artists besides the Nike designers.

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