Just steps from the heart of "restaurant row" at 28th and E. Burnside, this new project on Pine Street won a Merit Award from AIA in 2009. Designed by Works Partnership, which brought us the bSide6 buidling on east Burnside, the building stands in stark contrast to some of it's early 20th century neighbors. The "Tandem" houses are two units, mirror images of each other, built using sustainable wood products, concrete and Earth Advantage appliances. Each has three levels, with a surprising open feeling between the first floor and the second through the use of the open metal staircase and vertical open birch planks. The bathrooms are somewhat whimsical in their use of materials and colors. The home's biggest advantage is the location, steps away from shopping, restaurants and the hub of city living. $729,000