Belmont Street Lofts

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The Belmont Street Lofts is a mixed-use project located in one of Portland’s most culturally vibrant neighborhoods. Taking a cue from the Belmont area’s lively, unconventional, and green-minded ethos, Holst merged those sensibilities while maximizing usable lot space in a city where smart, efficient urban development is a priority. The project provides 27 loft/condominium residences ranging from 850 to more than 1,000 square feet of private living space with 4,000 square feet of retail and resident parking on the ground level.

“An interwoven matrix of permeable wire-mesh balconies, wood cladding, and floor-to-ceiling windows, gives the building the warmth and texture of an established Northwest landmark.”

— Dwell magazine

The exterior skin is a rain screen system consisting of renewable Brazilian Ipe wood and sunscreens, an unprecedented move at the time considering Portland’s rainy climate. A central boiler fuels radiant floor heating, which supports the design goals for energy efficiency.


Belmont Street Lofts LLC


Portland, OR




40,000 sq. ft.
27 units


2005 Wood Design Merit Award

2005 AIA Portland People’s Choice Award

2005 Excellence in Construction, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Commercial Category

2003 AIA Portland Design Awards Citation, Unbuilt Category