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Concordia Renovation

This project involves gutting two floors of a1940’s split level to create a more open, light-filled home.

By flipping the location of the kitchen and dining room, knocking down the wall between the two, and adding a small addition, a larger, more efficient and open eating and prep space is created. A large sliding glass door will both visually and physically connect the interior living space with the backyard. The kitchen will feature a central island with seating space for three and a full wall of cabinets with a built-in buffet counter.

Overhead lighting will be added to all of the existing living spaces. The fireplace will receive a full makeover and feature blue brick tile with a blackened steel surround. The opening to the basement staircase will be widened to create a better connection to the lower level and the entry hall guardrail will be replaced with a design more fitting with the style of the home.

Construction is scheduled to begin in February 2017.

Parkhill Bath

This dated bathroom in a mid-century home will get a full makeover.

By removing a partial wall, changing the tub to a shower, and relocating the toilet, the bathroom will feel twice as big without actually enlarging the footprint.

A walnut vanity with full mirror anchors one end of the space while a walk-in shower anchors the other. The curb-less shower is separated from the remainder of the space by a full height pane of glass – further enhancing the openness of the space. By tiling both the walls and the ceiling of the shower, the bathing area becomes its own room within the larger space.

Materials include slate flooring, ceramic wall and ceiling tile, walnut cabinetry, and chrome hardware.

Garden Home Remodel

This project involved a renovation and addition to a 70-year old farmhouse that had been added on to and renovated numerous times and lacked a harmonious design.

In phase I, the existing house was extended to accommodate a master bedroom, changing vestibule and bathroom. In the living area, a dated fireplace was removed and replaced with a modern wood stove. The dining room was relocated from a former bedroom so that it has a sensible proximity to the kitchen and living area. Built-in cabinetry was added to complete the space.

In Phase II, the kitchen will be renovated to match the living and dining areas.

Materials include white washed wide-plank hardwood floors, white-washed cabinetry, quartz countertops, porcelain tile, and stainless steel hardware.

View finished photos of Phase I here.

Laurelhurst Facelift

This project involves a complete exterior facelift to a former Craftsman house. Over the past few decades, the house has been remuddled to the point where it doesn’t resemble its former self at all.

This remodel will restore the house back to its original charm. Renovations include: a new porch, new windows, new siding and trim, and eave extensions with exposed rafter tails.

This project is part of a phased whole house remodel – view drawings of the entire project here.

Laurelhurst Craftsman

This project involves a gut renovation and addition to the first floor of a 100-year old craftsman house. The house had been re-muddled numerous times over it’s 100 year life – every effort was made to bring back it’s original character.

The entry hall features custom cabinetry, seating, and storage. A powder room was added adjacent to the entry hall. The living room features a new fireplace, bay window seating, and a wall of built-in cabinetry. A new built-in graces the enlarged dining room and a window was added for more light and a view to the backyard. The kitchen was enlarged to provide space for an island, a breakfast nook, and additional cabinet and counter space.

Phase I complete.
View drawings of Phase II here.
Phase III construction scheduled for summer 2016.

SE Portland Remodel

A modest 1950’s house in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood gets a total interior make-over and adds a master suite and deck. The house occupies a corner lot but suffers from a difficult-to-find entry. We introduced steps nearest the corner intersection and modified the existing front deck to accommodate a more direct access to the front door.

The existing bedroom at the rear of the house is demo’ed in favor of a new office and a hallway to the addition of a new master suite with full bath and large closets. The addition extends the roofline of the house to blend the addition with the existing house, as if it were always there. The ceiling of the new master bedroom is vaulted, following the lines of the extended roof.

The enclosed kitchen is gutted and opened up to the living room. The space of the living room is extended with an outdoor deck connected by two doors flanking the existing brick chimney. A custom steel outdoor fireplace is mirrored behind the brick chimney and acts as the focal point for the outdoor seating area. 4×8 cedar beams form a pergola that extends the plane of the roof at this south-facing deck.

Claudia’s Bathroom

Pale green glass tile cascades down the walls and over the shower shelf in this complete master bathroom renovation. The shower floor is recessed to accommodate a walk-in (curb-less) shower.

A separate space for the toilet allows multiple users privacy while using the space together.

Irvington Guesthouse

An 800 square foot guest house was designed for a client in the Irvington neighborhood. The new guest house respects the size, massing, scale and materials of the existing 1915 craftsman bungalow. However, simple, modern detailing gives the house a contemporary flavor and distinguishes it from its traditional neighbor.

The interior features an open kitchen, vaulted living and dining areas, bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms and laundry room. Built-in cabinetry helps make efficient use of every square foot.

Materials: natural cedar shingles, standing seam metal roof, clad windows, cedar trellises, slate flooring, rift oak cabinets, quartz countertops.

Features: triple glazed windows, exterior envelope insulated to double current code, radiant floor heating, rain water harvesting.

Laurelhurst Kitchen

This project involves a gut renovation and addition to the first floor of a 100-year old craftsman house. The house had been re-muddled numerous times over it’s 100 year life – every effort was made to bring it back to it’s original character.

In phase I, the kitchen was enlarged to provide space for an island and additional cabinet and counter space. An addition was built at the rear of the house for a breakfast nook. In phase two, exterior renovations will include: a new porch, new cabinetry in the entry, new windows, new siding and trim, and eave extensions with exposed rafter tails.

Interior materials include hardwood floors, painted flush in-set cabinets and trim, honed quartz countertops, ceramic tile, and oil-rubbed bronze hardware.

This project is part of a phased whole house remodel – view drawings of the entire project here.

Hollywood Bungalow

This 1920’s one story bungalow was ready for a transformation. The entire first floor was gutted. The original traditional layout was revised to create a single public zone with living, dining, and kitchen looking directly out to the back patio that was fitted with a 12’ wide slider door. The master bath was completely renovated with a walk in shower. A new study and half bath were also included.

The entire house received new heating, lighting, plumbing, insulation and energy efficient windows.

Major materials include caramelized bamboo cabinetry, stained oak floors, white quartz counters, and a stainless surround at the cooking area.

The exterior cladding was replaced in kind to revitalize the facade but remain in character with its traditional neighborhood.