Vandamm House was practically a main character in Alfred Hitchcock’s unforgettable ‘North by Northwest’.  Hitchcock fans are disappointed to learn it  is not a creation of Frank Lloyd Wright – or even a real house at all. It was an elaborate MGM film set, placed on top of Mount Rushmore using movie magic. Hitchcock wanted the home (naturally belonging to a villain) to be not just impossibly luxurious but also familiar, a requirement that couldn’t be met by any real-life location.

Vandamm House was practically a main character in Alfred Hitchcock’s unforgettable ‘North by Northwest’. Hitchcock fans are disappointed to learn it is not a creation of Frank Lloyd Wright – or even a real house at all. It was an elaborate MGM film set, placed on top of Mount Rushmore using movie magic. Hitchcock wanted the home (naturally belonging to a villain) to be not just impossibly luxurious but also familiar, a requirement that couldn’t be met by any real-life location.

The Hoke House is a project by Skylab Achitecture. The house is located in Portland and it is really cool. Check it out

The Hoke House is a project by Skylab Achitecture. The house is located in Portland and it is really cool. Check it out

Idea for step down from existing stone patio to lower area with firepit - herb garden in planters with bench and wood below by LadyI

Idea for step down from existing stone patio to lower area with firepit - herb garden in planters with bench and wood below by LadyI

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