As a devotee of Mid Century architecture, I am proud to be sponsoring Restore Oregon’s “End of Summer Rummer House Tour.” The tour takes place on Saturday, September 17th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Portland’s historic Oak Hills Neighborhood.
This is a unique opportunity to visit at least six homes built by Robert Rummer. These iconic “atomic age” houses are highly sought after and those on tour include some in virtually original condition and others that have been updated.
Rummers have an almost cult-like following in Portland and are highly sought after by Mid Century Modern aficionados and those in the design community. Featuring post and beam construction, vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, radiant heated floors and interior or exterior atriums, Rummer's inspired open floor plans are bathed in natural light and live as modern as if they were built today. During a 2011 interview with Oregon Home, Rummer described his architectural vision as: “houses that bring the inside out or the outside in.” That couldn't be more accurate, especially for those seeking privacy from the public on the street-facing side and the sense of openness and outdoors from the living rooms and kitchen areas.
Bob Rummer himself will be on hand to talk about his experiences bringing these fabulous homes to the Pacific Northwest, so don’t miss it!
For tickets and more information, please visit: www.restoreoregon.org