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    ra50: Mithun

    Mithun designs regionally appropriate homes witha sustainable twist.

  • John Holmes and Jeff Stuhr of Holst Architecture in front of the Sunrose Condos on East Burnside St. in Portland, Oregon on January 15, 2010.  Model Released.

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