A Son Builds on His Father’s Architectural Legacy




When architect Anthony Belluschi took on the restoration of a midcentury modern house in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon, he had big architectural shoes to fill — his father’s. Internationally known architect Pietro Belluschi had built the native wood and glass home in 1948 for a client. Years later the architect returned from the East Coast, where he’d been dean of MIT’s School of Architecture, to buy the house he designed. He lived in it from 1973 until his death in 1994.
More recently, Anthony — himself a successful architect — rebuilt the teahouse on the property as a small guest studio to live in while his mother’s caregivers used a bedroom in the main house. After his mother died, Belluschi and his brother inherited the house, which had seen few repairs in its six decades. Instead of tearing down the structure, as some suggested, Belluschi moved into the tiny guesthouse and took on a major renovation, enlarging the main residence by more than 700 square feet. The alterations so improved on his father’s original vision that in 2013, Belluschi received a DeMuro Award from the historic preservation organization Restore Oregon, given for “extraordinary historic rehabilitation projects.”

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20 Comments

  1. Maria Alvarez
    March 4, 2017
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    tHe kitchbath is big enough to be seperated into two with a wall and to have a full bathroom amd a small kiychwn no need to smash them together. or just dont make a kitchen there it is attatched to the house why would they need a kitchen there.

  2. roxmcmur
    March 15, 2017
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    I love the architectual style of this home. This is my sigh of releif home. ❤️💕

  3. iaJENKA
    March 16, 2017
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    they say timeless, but it looks very dated, particularly the finishes, and the fireplace, dated, not in a good way.

  4. Find Country Homes
    March 27, 2017
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    Love to see such restorations. The property has great views and they really had a good base design from the 1940's to work with.

  5. Khu NoPie
    April 4, 2017
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    This is a very nice hooze

  6. jukes243
    April 5, 2017
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    This home has heart and soul. It's just beautiful.

  7. Kuush Kinng
    April 10, 2017
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    dude i play sims just for building too

  8. Jason Downs
    April 26, 2017
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    Kitchbath, gross. No. but everything else is beautiful.

  9. mia bezada
    May 12, 2017
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    my dream house , so 70's inspired

  10. jjenn 33
    May 14, 2017
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    wow. i love this home esp the walk in closet and the art gallery area. gorgeous!!!! …and to everyone ripping on the kitchbath…I highly doubt a ton of cooking or pooping really goes on in that space. it was probably done simply because it could be. and they seem like the type of people that are very, very clean and would be sure to keep things very sanitary. so chill. it would be no different than how close the bathroom is to the kitchen in a small apartment, tiny house or an RV. think about it.

  11. ElleonOnline
    May 14, 2017
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    what a beautiful home. and that courtyard, holy moly

  12. Black Storm
    May 15, 2017
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    This is my dream house, love the simplicity. Sorry, but I loved the cabinets of the old kitchen.

  13. dolcevitausa
    July 26, 2017
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    beautiful home…great use of all the wood and glass

  14. perpetual timetravel
    August 21, 2017
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    Kitch- toi more than kitch-bath

  15. Оксана Ковалишина
    August 21, 2017
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    What an amazing home!

  16. David's Place
    September 8, 2017
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    Kitch-bath?? Goodness no.

  17. tictoc544
    September 9, 2017
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    beautiful

  18. Brande MIDGETT-CROSBY
    September 30, 2017
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    The bathroom in the kitchen is not it….

  19. Jennifer Winchester
    October 4, 2017
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    A toilet in the kitchen that's gross.

  20. Ame Tamashi
    October 28, 2017
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    I just had my breakfast and it's rebelling at kitch-bath. I was enjoying up until kitch-bath showed up. Beautiful house by the way minus ummm Kith-Bath I guess… 😐

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