Papazian R.A.
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Eyebrow House (Featured in "Portlandia") eclectic-landscape

Eyebrow House (Featured in "Portlandia")

Edgar Papazian, Architect

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June 3, 2013
Elizabeth Aurelia Interior Design wrote:
Hi, can you tell me how you worked with the stone retaining wall, please - House looks great. Congrats1
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Kathy Tomaselli
Those large shingle type exterior walls look like the old asbestos shingles. Do they make new, like that? Love Love Love the whole thing. Would like to do one in Old Provo, Utah.
   August 14, 2013 at 2:49PM
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Papazian R.A.
Hi Kathy, I grew up in a house in NY that had those old asbestos shingles, with a fake wood grain(!). In this case, it being Oregon, we had ample cedar available to us to do real wood siding. It came pre-primed and ready to paint. Let me know if you'd want me to discuss providing architectural services for your project.
   August 15, 2013 at 5:39AM
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June 11, 2013
bbuggia wrote:
What kind of mulch did you use around the tree?? - thank you

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Despite the new renovations, this house still honors its roots. Many of the houses in this part of Southeast Portland were built by the same developer, who consistently used painted cedar siding. And when Papazian had to tear out the original siding, he replaced it with cedar Tyvek siding.
1. Clean up. You might not want to hear this, but it really is the first and most important thing to do. Start with the lawn even if you have more weeds than actual grass; mow it and give it a good raking. Spring raking removes thatch and any debris from the fall and winter. If you look closely at this picture, you'll see the lawn is a little bare, and except for the trees and a few shrubs there aren't many plants, but it's beautifully kept and very pleasing — a lovely, peaceful place in which to relax.See more of this house, which has appeared on Portlandia

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olesha1 added this to 27180 Wellington
September 22, 2014
Similar problem to ours
candacedallas added this to candacedallas's ideas
September 21, 2014
Circle hole in porch wall
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September 9, 2014
Retaining wall
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September 8, 2014
ring around tree
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September 7, 2014
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September 6, 2014
love natural look
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September 2, 2014
Great modern house
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September 1, 2014
stone wall w/stairs
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September 1, 2014
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August 23, 2014
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August 22, 2014
Dead vine on rocks. Looks bad
Angelia Turner added this to angelia_turner's ideas
August 20, 2014
wall leads down to the rest of the yard!
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August 20, 2014
landscaping, slope
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August 13, 2014
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August 13, 2014
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August 12, 2014
ที่ดิน ส่วนที่ slope ลง เขาทำเป็นขั้นบันไดลงมา
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August 10, 2014
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August 9, 2014
Garden wall
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August 3, 2014
Stone wall
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July 23, 2014
slope - take advantage
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July 16, 2014
stone wall
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July 16, 2014
kilakala view and garden's
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July 14, 2014
Cool house
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July 13, 2014
Rock Retaining Wall
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July 11, 2014
love this rock stacked
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July 6, 2014
covering tree toots
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July 5, 2014
Interesting add on to traditional house
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July 5, 2014
Retaining wall
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July 2, 2014
small grass seating niche
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July 2, 2014
Rock wall for back yard
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June 29, 2014
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June 28, 2014
wall and stairs idea
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June 26, 2014
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June 23, 2014
Like the stone retaining wall
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June 23, 2014
Backyard retaining wall and steps on tenant side.
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June 21, 2014
slope landscaping, steps
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June 19, 2014
naturalized rock wall
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June 17, 2014
step down to another yard
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June 16, 2014
Stairs for our front yard?
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June 7, 2014
Wooden steps in stone wall
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June 3, 2014
LAWN idea nice split level
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June 1, 2014
stone wall
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May 31, 2014
The steps
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rock berm
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May 27, 2014
Rock berm
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May 25, 2014
Rock wall to split slope
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May 25, 2014
large shrubs?
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May 21, 2014
Stone work
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May 16, 2014
rocks on the slop area in front
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May 11, 2014
The size of the backyard is similar to my own back yard
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May 11, 2014
Casual wall, natural and unsharp.
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May 9, 2014
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May 5, 2014
Natural retaining wall
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April 25, 2014
Natural look of rocks in wall
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Retaining wall
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rock wall
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April 21, 2014
natural looking wall
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April 20, 2014
I like that it's more rustic instead of super finished like a retaining wall in the front would be.
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April 14, 2014
terasament nezidit
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April 12, 2014
mulch under tree
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April 12, 2014
No mow
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Mulch bed around trees
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Small sloped backyard
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more backyard picture
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bi-level landscaping
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mulch beds
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Lawn area
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March 13, 2014
Checa los dos niveles y la barda de un nivel
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March 10, 2014
Simple wall
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February 27, 2014
rough stone retaining wall
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February 26, 2014
neat, clean yard even if it doesn't have elaborate landscaping
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Lovely window shape
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Tiered yard
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February 18, 2014
rock wall
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February 15, 2014
eyebrow house
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February 10, 2014
Cut out window
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February 8, 2014
just screams 'portland' to me :)
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February 3, 2014
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February 3, 2014
way to manage our hill? eliminate slow slope and create two flatter levels instead.
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February 2, 2014
10 tips for a garden: 1. Clean up. You might not want to hear this, but it really is the first and most important thing to do. Start with the lawn even if you have more weeds than actual grass; mow it and give it a good raking. Spring raking removes thatch and any debris from the fall and winter. If you look closely at this picture, you'll see the lawn is a little bare, and except for the trees and a few shrubs there aren't many plants, but it's beautifully kept and very pleasing — a lovely, peaceful place in which to relax.
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backyard terrace
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January 25, 2014
Yay curves!!
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January 22, 2014
Tiered landscaping - less finished
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sloped yard, rock seperation
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front yard slope idea
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December 30, 2013
Bushes along fence
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December 26, 2013
the rock slope division. A wall is not noted, but a random rock rubble is dividing two levels
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Two level yard
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December 16, 2013
A garden idea for a sloping lot.
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November 30, 2013
Retaining Wall
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November 26, 2013
wouldn't it be cool to design a playhouse like that? (this picture just for fun)
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November 15, 2013
ambiente para patio
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November 15, 2013
Terraced backyard
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terraced yard
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boulder retaining wall
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A stopping spot
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Around Trees
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This was in Portlandia (durian)
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Terrace wall winding
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October 16, 2013
Put on base of hills
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Portland Oregon
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Retaking wall
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September 1, 2013
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Brick stairs
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backyard levels and trees
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Retaining wall with rocks
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rocky slope
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zeme aplink azuola
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stone retaining wall
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mulch around oak
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July 31, 2013
It looks amazing I would like a house like that
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July 25, 2013
Create level in backyard with small walls and stairs
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July 23, 2013
rocks down my hill
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July 8, 2013
garden table
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July 8, 2013
Very nice
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July 6, 2013
Small poker table
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July 5, 2013
simple but beautiful
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June 30, 2013
Like the stairs on this pic.
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June 28, 2013
nice seating area
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June 26, 2013
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June 22, 2013
natural patio look
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retaining wall
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clean lawn
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window and roor
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Retaining wall
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The retaining wall
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June 10, 2013
Notre kit de patio ikea peint.
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June 9, 2013
Cool Sunroom
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June 9, 2013
just lay interesting stones up against the bank, probably to side of the car port bank so show to road
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June 9, 2013
Creating a beginner's garden
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June 8, 2013
retaining wall
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June 8, 2013
be cool trailer type addition
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June 8, 2013
mulch and stone
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June 7, 2013
dénivellation devant notre cabanon?
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June 7, 2013
Rock ledge and steps
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June 7, 2013
This looks like a good idea to start my deck/patio in the back yard
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June 7, 2013
lovely, but you must have a source for the natural rocks. Great for inclining property
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June 6, 2013
side rocks, garden with intervening steps
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mossy rock wall
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La ventana
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raised area with rocks
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June 6, 2013
I love this rock wall to frame the sitting area
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June 6, 2013
1. Clean up. You might not want to hear this, but it really is the first and most important thing to do. Start with the lawn even if you have more weeds than actual grass; mow it and give it a good raking. Spring raking removes thatch and any debris from the fall and winter. If you look closely at this picture, you'll see the lawn is a little bare, and except for the trees and a few shrubs there aren't many plants, but it's beautifully kept and very pleasing — a lovely, peaceful place in which to relax.
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June 6, 2013
level change
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clean up
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rock wall
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rock wall
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ha-ha with steps
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June 5, 2013
for up slope?
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the grass isn't perfect but looks very good
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Front yard
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minimal landscaping
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two level divider
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slope and tree beds
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Like the two levels and flow
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mulch around tree
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June 5, 2013
simple clean not fussy
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