Latest Oak Hills Homes
Several miles northwest of Menlo Park is the exclusive development of Oak Hills, one of Portland’s first planned communities, with a community center, retirement home, and school. Sprinkled amongst the groves of oak trees and nicely kept ranch and split-level homes are 30 Rummers. Though originally not invited to be a builder in this tract in 1966, Bob Rummer would eventually find a way to introduce his modern designs within three months after the subdivision’s construction began. Oak Hills features wide streets, cul-de-sacs, full sidewalks, and paths to the big, wide-open landscaped community areas.
In 1959 Rummer launched Rummer Homes, Inc. and built his first development of Eichler-influenced house designs in Newberg during the following year. For the next 15 years, until the mid-1970s, Rummer built an estimated 750 of his modern-styled homes in the Portland metro area.
These Rummer homes feature post-and-beam modern designs with flat and low-pitch roofs, an open design on single-story level with atrium entry ways and vaulted ceilings. For years several Rummer homeowners in the neighborhood have opened their homes on special event Walking Tours to give neighbors a chance to see how they’re styling, updating and fixing their homes.
Schools: Oak Hills Elementary School, Stoller Middle School, Sunset High School
Parks: OakHills Recreation Center, Spyglass Park,
Shopping: QFC, Safeway, Traders Joe’s