Tom + Jane's Midcentury Home
Whole House Remodel in Portland, OR
This project comprises an intensive renovation of an early midcentury home, on a sunny slope of Mount Tabor.
Tom + Jane picked their home for its layout and position, but made big changes for reasons of aesthetics and performance, as well as to accommodate them for eventual aging in place. We completely reconfigured all bathrooms, raised ceilings, and updated all lighting and audio systems. A new scheme for cabinetry and trim aims to be refined, timeless, cohesive and in line with Tom + Jane's earthy but elegant palette. A steel and glass deck and cast-in-place concrete patio is a major feature of our redesign, affording gorgeous views and spaces for outdoor entertaining.
Seismic, mechanical, and energy efficiencies were of paramount importance to the owners. Updates are numerous, including steel-framed triple-glazed windows, new skylights, hydronic radiant floor heating, and a standing-seam metal roof with solar panels (which power the couple's car).
Michael Howells designed all new interior doors for this home, as well as all cabinetry and trim.
Warm + bright
Daylight pours into the bathrooms and bedrooms via operable skylights with remote-controlled blinds. Warm and durable, cherry is the wood of choice. Generous cabinetry provides ample storage at the baths, bedrooms, and custom closets throughout the house.
The clients dreamed of a beautiful and sturdy new deck to replace the old.
Sleek + sturdy
Extensive hardscaping produced an all-weather deck and patio worthy of this handsome hilltop house and its beautiful views. The new scheme consists of a cast-in-place concrete patio, accessible from the garden-level apartment and sheltered by a large deck. A steel railing, gate, staircase, and custom-fabricated non-slip glass deck were designed by Michael Howells.
General Contractor: Hammer & Hand
Photographer: Anna M Campbell