Our clients wanted to retire into a modest sized home in close-in Portland. They found a small ranch home in a great location on a small lot, however it hadn’t been updated since about 1980. In addition, the floor plan had some major circulation problems: a cramped entry and awkward hallway, no connection between the Dining and Kitchen areas, (3) separate patios isolated from each other, and a lack of natural light in the center of the home.
Without increasing the footprint of the home, we we’re able to dramatically improve the livability and feel of each space. We removed flat ceilings at 2 wings of the home. The Kitchen and the Living/Dining Room now have light and airy vaulted ceilings which make the spaces feel much larger than they are. The Entry Hall was completely opened up: the walls were removed around stairs and replaced by a custom designed railing and new etched glass front doors brought in much needed light into the area. We also added sliding doors and modified window placements throughout the entire home to bring in more light and connect together all of the patio spaces for a continuous flow.
Photography by: Paul Sivley Photography and Cooper Design Builders