October 5, 2022

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Updating a Roaring 20s Craftsman | Historic Portland Remodel

Just take a peek at our process as we transform this incredible century-old house in a person of Portland’s most historic neighborhoods! Web page supervisor Brian Hering takes us by way of the course of action, providing insight into how we deal with the unique desires of remodeling a hundred-yr-old residence for out-of-condition clientele. 

Working with the encouraged strategies of architect Maria Cohen, we collaborated closely with designer Benjamin Silver to commence reworking what experienced been an getting older household into a durable, wonderful household with a timeless truly feel. We rebuilt the fire and up to date the trim, as well as expanded the eating space, kitchen, and lavatory to improve and optimize the dwelling place. The basement stairs ended up moved to a more central spot for easier obtain, even though the basement by itself was gutted totally and remodeled to incorporate an entertainment home, bedroom, and lavatory. We also designed a new closet and additional much more area in the main toilet, in addition to furnishing important structural upgrades to eradicate the dreaded flooring creak so frequently identified in houses that have settled out of level. The front doorway for this new house, alongside with a pair of French doorways in the back again, have been custom-crafted by the qualified woodworkers at the Hammer & Hand workshop. 

The process for reworking a home in an historic zone requires intensive design assessment by an historic overview board special to the neighborhood. Retaining the exterior physical appearance of the dwelling when even now updating a great deal of the building itself intended needing to consider into account — and in some situations accommodate — previous function.

By collaborating with architect Maria Cohen and designer Benjamin Silver, Hammer & Hand was capable to make the dwelling accommodate the requires of our modern-day consumers though still maintaining its historic aesthetic allure. Portland’s historic houses can be tricky to rework but with the correct workforce, we can meet up with the demands of the property owner whilst also spending tribute to the record and uniqueness of the primary.


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