Portland Heights Historic Home

“We partnered with Lane and the COOPER team on a very ambitious remodel of a historic home. We had a very tight timeline of 5 months from when we started. As is often the case with projects like this, the scope increased significantly as we learned more about the house we had just purchased. We were really impressed with how responsive the team was, and how hard they worked to make our deadline. Throughout the process, their communication was excellent and everyone was professional, friendly, and easy to work with. Also, all the professionals they worked with showed up on time and did really good work. Finally, and most importantly, the project was completed on time and we are really happy with how everything turned out — the house has been transformed and we love it. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with Lane and his team again.”  — Homeowners Marc & Laura

A move to the West Coast prompted our homeowners to search for a dream property in Portland that had much of the charm and history they were leaving behind in Washington DC. They fell in love with the Goose Hollow neighborhood and this very special home that they knew would suit their family once properly updated.

The name of the residence, Bishopcroft, honors original occupant Rev. Charles Scadding, Oregon’s third Episcopal Bishop. A plaque from the National Register of Historic Places can be seen in a brick archway on the semi-elliptical entry porch supported by heavy brick buttresses.

Built in 1911, the Tudor Revival-style house has five bedrooms, four full baths, three half baths, and five handsome fireplaces topped by intricately carved mantels contained in a dramatic 8,888 square feet. However, most of these rooms and details required painstaking care and prudent design to truly revive the estate to its period-sensitive original aesthetics while providing modern conveniences and mechanicals.

COOPER Design Build’s fresh, cohesive concept for the extensive array of rooms marries the five floors of this home into harmonious, flowing spaces, each with its own unique features. A few things to admire in the accompanying photos is the refreshed original woodwork, thoughtful tile selection and patterns, efficient redesigns of awkward, cramped bathrooms, and deep consideration when blending old and new. The Bishopcroft is an elegant showcase of our team’s talent and skillswe take deep pride in being a part of restoring Portland’s historic homes!

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