“Before starting our project we spoke with at least a dozen design/build firms, architects, and contractors. We chose COOPER Design Builders because from the start they listened to us and our vision of our dream home. Now that the project is nearing completion, we are thrilled that the same level of attentiveness, professionalism and communication was consistent throughout the entire process.They built a beautiful home for us, within budget and on time.” – Elise (Homeowner)
After living in a dark, cramped and outdated 1970’s single story house for many years, our clients wanted to give their home a completely new style as well as function. They had always dreamed of living in a more quintessentially Portland home but with an open-concept married with flurry of vintage details. We attentively listened to their goals and designed with all of these aspirations in mind creating a completely smart, new home with architectural character from the foundation up.
We based our design on a traditional foursquare layout; however, we fully modernized this formal floor plan to facilitate the homeowners’ lifestyle and love of entertaining. Clear sightlines throughout the main level are achieved with a vaulted open kitchen/family room concept that directly ties into the formal dining and living rooms. A wide, slate tiled entryway allows warm southern light to filter through the home. The addition of French doors to the backyard plus an oversized window in the staircase that leads to the brand new second story provides volumes of light, expanding upon the open, sunny feel.
We highlighted the new design with a timeless Craftsman aesthetic featuring custom details throughout: a built-in bench and sideboard with ample storage, laundry facilities on both levels, and a lovely master bedroom balcony that provides a surprise view of the Willamette River!