InterWorks transformed this dark historic home with a light and bright kitchen and family room addition to add space for a large, extended family and bring in lake and mountain views.

Home Remodeling from InterWorks

Built in 1928 by Portland architect, Ernest Tucker, this historically significant Arts and Crafts home was very dark with its extensive use of dark paneling and woodwork. Adding light, bright spaces was very important.

As gourmet cooks, the homeowners longed for space to entertain their large, extended family and friends. They also wanted the home addition to take-in views over the lake below and to Mt. Hood. To display the treasures collected while living in Asia and South America, open shelving and cabinetry were required.

Replacing small, out of date spaces with a new addition

A home addition was planned to replace the small kitchen, dining nook and laundry room. Remodeled space included the kitchen, breakfast area, family room, laundry room and powder room. A second entry was also added.

The existing butler’s pantry was remodeled to reflect the home’s character. Since it opened to the dining room through large French doors, the visual aesthetic had to be formal and elegant, to echo the adjacent formal dining area.

Maintaining the historic character of the home was essential. To preserve its architectural heritage, design elements such as woodwork details, beams and ceilings, moldings, casings and a fireplace profile were drawn from existing areas. With interior lighting a consideration, light was introduced through large windows and skylights.

The new home addition succeeded in creating an inviting, warm atmosphere for the homeowners and their friends and family.


Before and After

This historically significant, Portland home was remodeled to preserve its architectural heritage while providing more usable space to the family.

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