Historic homes and their owners often have stories to tell, ones that should be respected and understood before walls are torn down.
Portland is home to numerous historic districts, each with its own architectural styles. COOPER Design Build has experience remodeling these homes, ranging from Irvington and Laurelhurst to Nob Hill and Portland Heights. Just as each neighborhood and home is different, each historic district has its own specific set of requirements when it comes to remodeling.
Remodeling a historic home requires not only sensitivity towards original design and architectural history but also an understanding of the logistics involved with obtaining approval for remodeling in a specific district. Throughout the years, the COOPER team has gained extensive knowledge of the zoning, building codes, and materials necessary to ensure any remodeling project runs smoothly and produces a truly seamless final result.
Your old home may feature architectural charm and unique details uncommon in today’s mass-produced homes, and yet it may also be in need of some upgrades to suit your modern lifestyle. Fortunately, with the right design team and builders who understand the delicate balance of merging the old with the new, you can remodel your historic home to fit your contemporary lifestyle, while still maintaining its original historic style and charm.
Whether you live in a Queen Anne Victorian, an English Tudor, or a Craftsman Bungalow, or a Mid-Century Modern, the style of your home will help dictate the direction of the design. Custom design details and finishing touches are essential elements of a historic home remodel – one that looks and feels as though it belongs with the original home. COOPER Design Build will carefully consider construction techniques and materials to ensure they are appropriate for your home’s architectural style.
Beyond unique building methods and aesthetics, historic homes and their owners often have stories to tell, ones that should be respected and understood before contracts are signed and walls are torn down. With COOPER Design Build, you will find a professional team committed to respecting those stories for generations to come!