• Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Residential
  • Company/Firm
    William / Kaven Architecture
  • Lead Designer
    Daniel Kaven and Trevor William Lewis
  • Architect
    William / Kaven Architecture
  • Interior Designer
    William / Kaven Architecture
  • Const. Company
    Metcalf Design & Construction
  • Location
    Portland, OR
  • Project Date
    January 2020

At the end of a long, sinuous road elevated high above the city in Portland’s beloved Forest Park, the Royal residence is perched elegantly at the coveted ecotone of forest and city along Royal Boulevard. Enter through a dramatic foyer with clerestory windows into the main living area, which features white oak floors with dark walnut inlay borders, a substantial wood-burning hearth, and a kitchen lined with custom-designed, handcrafted oak cabinetry. Floor-to-ceiling glass and wall-to-wall sliding doors seamlessly extend living into the forestscape, giving way to expansive terraces and unobstructed views of the natural flora cascading down to the valley floor.

Royal is a rare gem set into forested acreage less than 500 feet from the renowned Wildwood Trail, boasting sweeping exterior terraces and balconies overlooking a lush wooded expanse. The home, which was both designed and developed by the architect, sits on one of nine parcels owned by the studio and associated partners. The design includes four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, common areas with open floor plans, and an oversized garage.

William / Kaven Architecture is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Portland, Oregon, working in architecture and interiors. The studio was officially formed by brothers Daniel Kaven and Trevor William Lewis in 2004, continuing a lifetime of collaboration that began as children in their home state of New Mexico. Collectively, the brothers have amassed a significant portfolio in their design careers that includes award-winning residences, energy-efficient buildings and mixed-use projects.

Other prizes
2021 AIA Oregon Merit Award (Heartwood) 2021 BLT Design Award (Royal) 2021 American Architecture Award (Royal) 2021 International Architecture Award (Royal) 2020 Architecture MasterPrize (Royal) 2019 AIA Michigan Honor Award (Camp MINOH) 2019 AIA Oregon Citation Award (Silica) 2019 DJC TopProject Finalist (Silica) 2018 GRAY Awards Finalist (Broadway Corridor) 2011 AIA Portland Merit Award (Interchange)