The Modern Rich Apartments
In September 2012 IHI celebrated the grand opening of the Modern Rich Apartments, bringing 34 modern studio units to Portland's Old Town neighborhood. Originally built in 1905 as a railroad hotel, this great old building has housed many people over the decades and is now home to 34 people who work, go to school, and enjoy affordable living in Portland's downtown core. The Modern Rich's efficient urban studios blend an edgy modern aesthetic with cool historic elements and provide much-needed affordable workforce housing in Old Town. We punched the second floor light well through to the ground floor and created an interior courtyard that provides outdoor space for residents, access to new ground floor residential units, and outside dining for a new restaurant in one of seven revitalized commercial storefronts. IHI completed this project without any public funding, which gives us maximum flexibility in design and use, and also preserves scarce affordable housing resources.


Check out these "before" pictures and "after" shots!
The exterior before remodel
The exterior before remodel
The exterior after remodel
The exterior after remodel
A representative unit before remodel
A representative unit before remodel
A model unit after remodel
A model unit after remodel
The light well before remodel
The light well before remodel
The courtyard after remodel
The courtyard after remodel
The light well converted to a courtyard after remodel
The light well converted to a courtyard after remodel
Exterior detail before remodel
Exterior detail before remodel
Exterior detail after remodel
Exterior detail after remodel
Corridor before remodel
Corridor before remodel
Corridor after remodel
Corridor after remodel
Entry stair before remodel
Entry stair before remodel
Entry stair after remodel
Entry stair after remodel

Check out KOIN 6's segment about The Modern Rich!