Seeking to make the most of an already dense, R1-zoned lot in Portland’s inner East Side, this project endeavors to bring an elegance often lacking in new development on narrow lots. With a footprint of only 640 SF, the structure provides an impressive amount of amenities, from a rent-able “flex-space” suitable for live-work or short term AirBnB income to a small utility space for storing everything from a smart-car to kayaks – an amenity increasingly lacking in urban development. The heart of the dwelling is a 2BR, 2BA unit (excluding the bonus flex space with full bathroom) featuring an open plan living level with an entertainer’s kitchen and a third floor family room. Rounding out the ensemble is a rooftop sky-deck with full height windows and operable glass openings with generous views of downtown, from the site’s elevated location. Glass railings and private balconies from the master bedroom and a back deck provide access to outdoor space in the heart of the city.