Opening image: Rug, Kat and Maouche; Stand Mixer, KitchenAid; Cylinder Double Sconces, Schoolhouse; Tiger-Shaped Hide from India. Above: Rug, Kat and Maouche; Jack Chair and Studio Floor Lamp, Schoolhouse; Swole Coffee Table, Blu Dot; Print by Guus van Eck.
“This house looks like a good place to have a good time,” Sara Fritsch, president of lighting brand Schoolhouse, recalls saying when she walked into her family’s Portland, Oregon, home for the first time four-and-a-half years ago.
Tucked within Forest Park—a neighborhood in the northwest hills that spans more than 5,000 acres of greenery and is halfway between her husband Oliver’s office (Nike World HQ) and her own—the house had recently been renovated, but its quirky 1970s bones were still evident in the curvy swimming pool and boxy wood-clad facade. “Commute equality translates into a lot of other domestic equality (carpooling, cooking, etc.),” Fritsch points out.
School Is in Session
But First, Fun
Schoolhouse president Sara Fritsch’s Portland, Oregon home is full of bright ideas for family living, from a rooftop halfpipe to spontaneous disco parties.
Photography by Schoolhouse
Words by Lydia Geisel
September 23, 2021