Our homeowners grew up in Portland and the style influence of NW 23rd was important in the design – they also requested comfortable spaces to enjoy friends, light entertaining and some downtime. We completely transformed all three bathrooms, opened up the staircase, polished up the entry and living room and gave a fresh design to the kitchen - all to give the home a Portland presence that one should expect.
Upon entry – you’ll see a custom terra-cotta tile – chosen for its slip-resistance and the lovely natural patina it will take on overtime. Separating the entry from the living room is a custom window partition made to look like it has always been there. This visual and physical barrier allows each space to feel like its own – and was a driving piece of the design throughout.
We were able to rehab the original French doors dividing the dining room from the kitchen – and don’t forget to check out the spa-like wallpaper mural in the powder room!
The kitchen was elevated with a quartz waterfall edge and beautifully painted black and white cabinets, floating shelves, and handsome stacked tile. The open-concept space is finished off with a modern linear fireplace and large screen TV that creates a comfortable space to entertain guests while in the kitchen.
The 2nd bedroom en-suite bath showcases custom plumbing fixtures, motif tile, and bridges a gap between youthful and mature, while the primary en-suite bathroom levels up with sophisticated touches of brass & black - including custom plumbing fixtures, designer light fixtures, faux encaustic tiles, a barrier-free shower with hidden drain, and a custom window partition adds subtle privacy and ties.
This project could be described as classic Portland introduced to a more modern era.