West Linn Arts & Crafts – Whole House Remodel & Integrated Addition

This West Linn house was completely transformed from an existing 2780-square-foot one-story ranch with a daylight basement into an exquisite 4414-square-foot English Arts and Crafts dream home.

We removed the main floor and built two new floors on top of the existing basement. The entry has an old world tile mosaic inlaid in Brazilian cherry hardwood floors below a glass coup chandelier. Art niches move the eye down the hall into the great room where two-story windows flood the room with light. At the fireplace, small rectangular slate mosaic tiles are interspersed with opaque glass in shades of gray, green, and rust.

Wood columns atop double-sided cabinetry create an entrance from the great room into the dining area where another wall of windows captures the incredible view. A nine-foot cherry island used for seating, serving, and cooking separates the dining room from the large, well-appointed gourmet kitchen. Subtle cream colored subway tiles accented with a green opaque glass tile liner form the backsplash between cherry cabinets and antique honed black granite.

Two master suites, one on each floor, focus on individual comfort and personal aesthetic. The main floor master bath has a neo-classical touch with a modern interpretation, while the second-floor master bath is contemporary and minimal.

The basement includes a family room, laundry/craft room, two bedrooms, and a sunroom surrounded by glass. One feature in this home, tile, is at its most creative in the basement bath. Multi-sized, multi-colored circles are set in linear strips within travertine tile. This pattern is carried throughout the room at the vanity backsplash, dog wash, and in the shower.

While stately in scope, the whimsical nature of the design lends an entirely unique quality to this superb home.