The Screen ADU: Beyond Traditional Living in Portland

Discover The Screen ADU in Portland, Oregon, a masterpiece by Modern ADU Plans that redefines the accessory dwelling unit. This 750-square-foot house, designed in 2019, elegantly combines modern design with traditional comfort. Offering a spacious layout with two bedrooms and a great room that highlights vaulted ceilings and expansive windows, it creates a seamless connection to the outdoors, ideal for aging in place or a luxurious rental.

Modern exterior with gray siding, metal roof, patio, and lush landscaping.

Spacious open-concept living area with modern kitchen, natural wood cabinets, and large windows.

Spacious open-plan living area with large windows, wooden accents, and modern furnishings.


A modern, open-concept living room with white walls, large windows, and a TV wall unit.

Airy, modern open-concept interior with large windows, wood beams, and minimalist decor.

A modern exterior design with a covered patio, wood-paneled roof, and clean lines.


About The Screen ADU

Modern Meets Traditional in Portland’s The Screen ADU

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Portland, Oregon, The Screen ADU sets a new standard for accessory dwelling units. Designed in 2019 by Modern ADU Plans, this 750-square-foot home blends modern aesthetics with the comfort of traditional spaces. The exterior invites with its combination of clean lines and natural wood accents, harmonizing with the lush green backdrop of this Pacific Northwest gem.

Stepping inside, the great room’s vaulted ceilings catch the eye, drawing attention upwards to the high windows that flood the space with light. Every corner of this main living area feels balanced and airy—a testament to the thoughtful arrangement by Modern ADU Plans.

Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Living

Move from the cozy interior to the private patio with ease. Sliding glass doors dissolve the boundary between inside and out, expanding the living space into the serene Oregon surroundings. The patio, sheltered by an elegant pergola, beckons as the perfect spot for morning coffee or evening relaxation.

Comfort and Serenity in Every Room

The tranquil bedrooms offer restful sanctuaries, paneled with windows that provide a visual connection to nature while preserving privacy. The modern bathroom serves as a functional retreat designed with clean lines and a no-fuss philosophy that caters to all needs.

From a rented oasis to an aging-in-place abode, The Screen ADU epitomizes the evolving American home. This Portland masterpiece is more than an ADU—it’s a blueprint for modern, efficient, and comfortable living.

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– by Matt Watts