A complete interior renovation of an old home, a quiet Portland neighborhood, and a growing family presented equal opportunities and challenges.
Old and new working together.
Priorities included maintaining the home’s original character while creating more functional space for expanding and changing needs. Opening up the first floor without compromising the structural integrity of the two floors above required patience and ingenuity. Existing bearing walls were removed and replaced with exposed and painted steel beams. This allowed for existing windows to flood the newly shaped space with natural light. The old and new working in unison to add lightness, function, and flow.