Oregon architect left big footprint | Lifestyles


Architecture is not one of my areas of expertise, but I do know what I like when I see it. Portland’s Watzek house — with its distinctive chimneys and gently sloped roof peaks mimicking Mount Hood in the background — speaks true to my senses.

A deliberately hazy picture of the house graces the cover of the new compendium of John Yeon’s life and work, “John Yeon: Modern Architecture and Conservation in the Pacific Northwest,” but the softened rendering cannot mute the aesthetic impact of the home and its partnership with the…



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