Debbie + Graeme's Penthouse Remodel
Condo Renovation in Portland
Having recently relocated from Hong Kong, Debbie + Graeme found a penthouse apartment with spectacular waterfront views in her native Portland. But the condo required a major renovation to make it right for them. A blend of Asian and western influences, thoughtful space planning, and attention to detail result in a home that expresses the couple's tastes, prioritizes careful display of their many treasures, and celebrates the condo's extraordinary views.
The renovation focuses on the public rooms, creating an open great room while also designating space for specific functions. A unique feature of the layout is a floor-to-ceiling shoji-inspired wall. Designed by Michael Howells, the wall contains pressed gingko leaves, and acts as a partition for the foyer. Made from translucent eco-resin the wall adds a layer of drama to the space, both concealing and hinting at the views to come. Other notable features include abundant built-ins designed by Michael Howells and meticulously fabricated by On The Level Custom Cabinetry.
A place for everything
We designed a custom shoji-inspired screen at the foyer, as well as bench for taking off and storing shoes. The bench cushion is upholstered in vintage kimono fabric belonging to Debbie.
Granite countertops are clean lined, with waterfall detailing at the bar.
A collector's home
Built-in cabinetry and bookcases display Debbie's collections of Asian teapots, boxes, and antique molds.
Photographer: KuDa Photography