This 1952 Cape Cod had original character hidden by layers of the ’70s and ’80s. Starting with the orange shag-carpeted stairs and finishing with a new 21st century Master Suite and gourmet kitchen, this Lake Oswego home was expanded and modernized on all three levels. Making the most of every potential option for smart expansion in this home transformed it from a tight 3 bedrooms/ 2.5 baths to a beautiful family home with 4 bedrooms & office, 3.5 bathrooms, plus a multi-room basement flex space.
As you enter the foyer of this demure home, you immediately catch a glimpse of the breathtaking gourmet kitchen featuring one of the largest islands we have ever designed (over 10′ long)! The square footage of the kitchen is now a full 50% larger, achieved by bumping out the front exterior a full 12′ and removing the wall between the dining and kitchen.
The emphasis on family is apparent with kid-friendly counter seating for up to 5 people at the ready to share in cooking and conversation. An abundance of storage is another important feature of the room that more than meets the family of five’s needs. An extra dishwasher and 14-bottle wine refrigerator also make this kitchen fully prepped for easy entertaining.
Upstairs, the attic space above the garage was expanded and transformed into a spacious master suite that ties into the original upstairs footprint seamlessly with the extension of the hallway and the addition of a full bathroom over the kitchen bump-out.
Bringing natural light into the dark home was achieved with ample recessed lighting, new all-wood windows through-out, and lovely vintage-inspired fixtures in every room. New red oak floors throughout the home bring a warm, clean look while brightening the spaces, too.