Location: Portland, Oregon
Christie Architecture designed a new living room fireplace surround, complete kitchen, and cabinetry in the study and the master bedroom in an existing midcentury ranch house. The oak floors throughout the house were stained dark to set off the new cabinetry, and all interior doors were replaced.
The living room fireplace wall was resurfaced in a woven stone tile. A soapstone hearth cantilevers off the wall.
The kitchen layers white and black finishes to break up the large space. White Carrara countertops and white stained rift oak establish the perimeter of the kitchen. Absolute Black granite lines the cooking niche and the work island. Satin nickel faucets and cabinet pulls add subtle accents. The refrigerator, freezers and ovens are concealed in the cabinetry.
The study and master bedroom cabinetry is silvered oak. Fabric panels conceal the audio/video equipment yet still provide signal access. An existing gas fireplace was relocated and integrated into the finished cabinetry in the master bedroom.