A large, steeply-sloped site on a south-facing ridgetop was left to wild after being logged more than a 100 years ago. The land's longtime owners wanted to finally utilize the prime real estate near central Portland while simultaneously having the desire to protect the natural landscape. We began looking into ways to bring these two conflicting aspirations together, and this exploration led us to the pioneering work of the Pacific Northwest regional style: John Storrs, Pietro Belluschi, John Yeon, and Saul Zaik. The plan changed to a more unassuming and understated series of single-family houses nestled comfortably into the hillside. This string of new homes are being designed as a blend of mid-century Northwest Modernistic aesthetics and space-making ideals mixed with the materials, technology, and sensibilities of our contemporary world.