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in home design and decor trends. We are living in a way that makes sense 
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People need the freedom to be creative. We want to highlight the best of
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So what does the future of housing look like to you? Were seeing tiny
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culture as a way to deal with the growing population in Portland, Oregon,
and across the state. In this issue, we take a look at some of these changes.
Change is good. Change is inevitable. But does change mean growth? In this
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Written by Brennan Conaway


The designers at Los Angeles-based Bend Seating
have taken organic shapes and created digital
versions that are represented in a mathematical,
engineered form, with shapes that look simple but

are created with bends and angles that are actually illed to bursting with bicycle trailers,
complex formulas. Made from powder-coated iron, high-concept campers, oating homes and
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BELOW: THE SHED ROOF temporary spaces and a life on the move.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 20. Square footage: 250 (170
More than an art book, a series of essays denes
main oor, 80 loft). Special features: cedar lap siding,
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toilet. Starting at $55K, build time: 4 months. conventional and wants to exploit a historically unprecedented degree of personal freedom. Do
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possessions in one backpack? Are you keeping it
weird? Youre a new nomad.
Conrming that Oregon is a hunting ground for
these new nomads, the suddenly ubiquitous car-
top tent (Le Tente) by local Portland camp stu
company Poler is featured, like a snail that carries
its home on its back
The New Nomads has other examples of West
Coast transience, from Andrea Zittels Wagon
Stations down in Joshua Tree to Jay Nelsons
Camper Boat, last seen in a San Francisco surf shop.
But much of this book focuses on European new
nomads and what theyre making.
All these structures, inventions
and creations are fun and inspiring.
Theyre the tangible expressions
of our freedom of movement, our
freedom of expression and our
curiosity about the world beyond.

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How and where Oregonians live is changing to
meet the needs of a burgeoning population.

Written by Brian Libby Photo by Jon Jenson

Oregon is growing fast. Within the next While most Oregonians still live in single-family
ve years, the state expects to add a homes, during the economic boom of the 2000s
half million residents, and in the next and again in recent years, multifamily condo
two decades, Portland is projected to and apartment buildings have risen throughout
gain some 700,000 people. the state. New subdivisions also sprouted at the

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ABOVE: The Ankeny Row co-housing complex in Southeast Portland is designed to t into a
neighborhood of single-family homes.

edges of city, suburb and small town alike. The need for less and sustainable design oering reduced
for aordable options has also seen the rise of a new operating costs.
generation of smaller homes, such as accessory dwell- What will the future of housing in Oregon
ing units (ADUs) and tiny houses. Weve also begun to look like? We talked to a cross section of Orego-
change the way we build our homes, with options like nians that are setting examples for how tomor-
prefabricated construction oering a way to get more row might look today. 15

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Living Sleeping

Though their home is just 675 square feet, the Roby

16 residence feels spacious and full of light whether inside
the master bedroom (top right) or living area (middle).

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Erin and Ben Roby admire the view through tall French doors that open the living space to the
Hood River valley.

HOUSES Photos by Stephen Tamiesie and Jock Bradley


Despite the modest size, Everyone who comes over
Five years ago, Erin and Ben Roby
mentions how livable and spacious it feels, Erin says.
That may have to do with the 11-foot ceilings in the
were living in a 2,200-square-foot,
living area. We had nine people over the other day, and
it worked great.
four-bedroom house in Hillsboro.
Prefabricated houses have been around for a long
But we only used a portion of time, but until recently, most seemed to exist at one of
two extremes: either lower-end manufactured homes or
the house on a regular basis, high-end prefab thats usually as expensive as tradition-
al site-built homes. ideabox targets a mid-range price
Erin recalls. So when the couple point.The Orchard House model that the Robys chose,
for example, lists for $115,000 (excluding, of course,
decided to build a house after land costs). Other models range from about $84,000
for 400 square feet to $194,000 for a 1,700-square-foot
moving to Hood River, they chose model.
I dont know if prefab is still kind of this funky, cool
a prefabricated one-bedroom, thing or if theres a genuine interest by people to live in
better, more clever ways, says the companys founder,
675-square-foot home designed Jim Russell. But were seeing more people who want
responsible housing. Im sensing where prefab has an
by Salems ideabox. opportunity to be cost eective in houses that arent as
big and houses that respond to modern life.


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The Ankeny Row project comes with plenty of outdoor space, including large private decks for growing
plants, as well as a shared courtyard.


Multifamily housing has come to ment age, a chance to age in place without piling up
utility bills. Our electric bill was $11 last month,
occupy a greater portion of Oregons
and really, that charge was just for being connected
housing market, but many face chal- to the grid, says Lainie Smith, who lives at Ankeny
lenges wedging into existing neigh- Row with her husband, David Siegel. With the added
insulation and triple-pane windows, the home is com-
borhoods of single-family homes,
fortable year-round without relying on much heating
sometimes incurring the wrath of and cooling. Our house just seems to want to be 72
nearby homeowners (especially when degrees year-round, she adds.
Whereas most apartment buildings in urban areas
theyre built without parking).
are built as big as zoning codes allow, Ankeny Row
One new development in Portland may provide another represents a more medium density in keeping with
way. Ankeny Row, located just o busy Burnside Street the scale of the neighborhood; its all two to three
in Southeast Portland and spearheaded by its homeown- stories. This wasnt about just getting as many units
ers, is composed of a group of six adjoined townhouses in as you can, says Green Hammer founder Stephen
occupying a formerly contaminated industrial site. Aiguier, There are gardens here, and a courtyard. Its
Designed and built by Portland design-build rm Green not designed to be the most domineering architecture
Hammer, Ankeny Row is designed to achieve net-zero on the street. And yet we still increased density here
energy status, giving its owners, all at or nearing retire- quite a bit. Its a balance.


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It starts with robust insulation
under the footings and founda-
tion, something you normally
dont do. And it had to be con-
tinuous, so there was no gap. The
insulation is a type of heavy-duty
foam they use in bridge construc-
tion. We also have lots of extra
insulation going up the faade, to
create that thermal barrier so heat
doesnt transfer from the skin into
the interior.


We met with the neighbors and
the neighborhood association
extensively. I think we had a good
working relationship with them.

Everything we were proposing was

allowed outright, but we wanted
the solutions to be good for them
and not just the owner. We moved
some of the massing away from

The Kiln Apartments on Portlands bustling the neighbors to the north and
west. Its at its tallest point closer
Williams Avenue, completed last summer,
to the intersection and then it
is one of the rst multifamily buildings in the United States designed
steps down toward the neighbors.
to Passive House specications for ultra energy eciency. We talked to
It was the right thing to do for the
one of the projects designers, Agustin Enriquez of Portlands GBD Ar-
chitects, about the challenges not only in designing green but in tting
into a neighborhood of single-family homes.


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ABOVE: The Kiln Apartments offer an ideal
perch over busy Williams Avenue in North
Portland, but the urban setting feels inviting
thanks to wood oors and copious natural light.
BELOW: A double-height living room in the Kiln
makes it feel spacious despite a modest amount
of square footage.


By making sure theres public space for the resi-
dents. Balconies are tough to get to feel like good
exterior space, so instead we focused a rooftop
amenity space with a canopy and a trellis, plant-
ings and trees, a barbecue. As cities get denser
and more people move into multifamily units,
I think those exterior spaces are important. We
were careful too about locating the walls around
it so people cant see down into the neighbors


Everybody says it really reminds them of a home
and not an apartment, which is why they chose
to rent it. I think its the materials: wood oors
and wood windows. For new-construction apart-
ments, its very uncommon. You go to Northwest
Portland and theyre common in hundred-year-
old buildings, but not new buildings. Its just a lot


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On the recent Build Small, Live Large homes
tour, the 650-square-foot accessory dwelling unit
that Holly Huntley designed and built, and that
now occupies the former backyard behind her
existing home in Northeast Portland, attracted so

Photos by Dawn Jones


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Holly Huntleys accessory dwelling unit in Northeast Portland is just 650 square feet, but thats enough room for both her
living and workspace needs.

many visitors that a line stretched recent years, as fees and regulations have been eased and hous-
ing costs have climbed, their construction pace has skyrocketed.
back to the street. By days end, But some, like developer Eli Spevak of Portlands Orange Splot,
800 people had visited. I didnt believe more could be done to loosen regulations and create
more aordable options, such as allowing large existing homes
imagine how many people would
to be divided into several units, or larger and more numerous
come through, Huntley says. accessory dwelling units. Nothing is on the market for rst-
Huntley, who builds ADUs for a living, saw the project time homebuyers. ADUs sell in a snap. But theyre hard to get
not just as an addition to her companys portfolio but, nancing for, he says.
by living in the new detached backyard home and rent- Even so, these smaller housing optionsincluding another
ing out her former house in front, a plan for retirement. size smaller than ADUs, portable tiny housespoint to chang-
There is a condo in my neighborhood, same square ing demographics and the need for a wide variety of options to
footage. I think it sold for like $190,000, she says. And house the residents arriving here every day. Oregon isnt quite
you dont own the dirt in the condo. as o-the-beaten-path as it used to be, but luckily the states
ADUs arent new, and not all are even detachedthe pioneering spirit is helping to change the way we live.
city includes garage and basement apartments. But in


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I think it sold for like $190,000.
And you dont own the dirt in the condo.

TOP: Holly Huntley outside her Portland ADU. ABOVE: the kitchen in Holly
Huntleys ADU is simple and elegant, combining to form a great room with a
small bathroom just beyond. 23

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Its about creating spaces
with a strong atmosphere
through renement.
The mix of old with new, interior design creates a perfect
statement for the artfully updated home.


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Ben Waechters renovated 1910 home acheives a striking
BREATHING NEW LIFE presence without demolition.

INTO OLD HOMES Photos by David Papazian

In recent years, as the real estate economy has re- provide storage but extend that sense of elegant simplic-
bounded from years of recession, an increasing number ity. Its about creating spaces with a strong atmosphere
of historic homes in Portland and other Oregon cities or sense of place through renement, he says, so that
have been torn down, often to make room for newer your memory of the space is directly tied to those few
structures. At the same time, modern architecture has materials that the room is made of.
become increasingly popular, with buyers drawn to open A native who studied architecture at the University
plans and simple, clean-lined designs. But for those of Oregon, Waechters deep aection for local architec-
who seek modern design without demolition, Portland ture and traditions is infused by his early career under
architect Ben Waechters portfolio may indicate a third the inuence of some of the worlds top architects. After
way: breathing new life and a contemporary feel into old completing a fellowship in Switzerland, he worked in
homes. Italy for legendary architect Renzo Piano, responsible
Waechters latest project is a house in Southeast for landmarks like the Pompidou Centre in Paris and
Portlands Clinton neighborhood dating to 1910 that the New York Times headquarters in New York City.
feels both of its time and, now with its renovation, ours, Returning home, he later worked for Portlands most ac-
too. Nothing was changed on the exterior except the claimed architect, Brad Cloepl, before establishing his
windows and the paint, and yet, as the architect says, it own practice in 2008. Waechter quickly gained notice
feels half modern. And that was the idea. Its a balance a year later for his innovative Z-Haus, which arranged
between the memory of the original 1900 form of the rooms on either side of an interior stairway at half-level
house and this new aesthetic. It starts with the paint, intervals, allowing residents to look across the stairway
which creates a contemporary monochromatic look and interact with rooms both above and below. But he
that unies the siding, roof and windows as part of one has been equally creative working with existing homes,
sculptural object. Waechters design also streamlines sometimes transforming them into something entirely
the old houses look by tucking the windowsills into the contemporary and other times, as with this project,
interior, eliminating any exterior trim. Inside, he cre- crafting a balance that retains the design DNA of both.
ated whole walls of bookshelves and cabinets to not only

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Written by Sophia Bennett Photos by Bob Zaikoski


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magine an old-growth forest or a
watershed, where all the dierent
parts of an ecosystem work together
to keep it healthy and thriving.
If constructed mindfully, a home can function in much the same
way. The key is understanding what Mother Nature has always
known: that respecting and playing on the strengths of each
part of the system will yield the best results.
Lisa and Magnus Carlsson were already aware of this when
they started planning their own haven in Southwest Portland.
They pictured a home that was comfortable, was quiet and had
great indoor air quality. They also wanted a house that would
last for a long time and lower their energy usage signicantly.
That immediately got Josh Salinger of Birdsmouth Construc-
tion thinking about how to use building science to maximize
the homes potential. The rm specializes in what Salinger calls
high-performance building. Its a better way to build, he says.
If you take the right materials and install them correctly, you
get all these positive side eects. You get very little energy us-
age. You get really high levels of occupant comfort.
Salinger knows a thing or two about ecosystems, both the
built and natural kind. He holds degrees in zoology and biologi-
cal aspects of conservation from the University of Wisconsin-
Madison and has been passionate about conservation issues
ever since.
After graduating, he took several temporary jobs, including
some home-remodeling projects. Eventually, those jobs turned
into larger and larger projects, he says.
Thats when he decided to start his own construction compa-
Sunset falls over the Willamette Valley, and the ny. Especially with the advent of the green-building movement,
home built by Birdsmouth Construction has I was able to take my values and combine that with my love of
a beautiful view and an ecological purpose
with tight-knot cedar siding that is intended building things and create a business out of that, he says.
to fade to graynegating the need for stain, The Carlssons hired Birdsmouth because their vision
paint or maintenance. Metal roong has a matched so well with the couples. Once the plans were drafted
longer lifespan than asphalt roong and can
by R&B Design Studio, the team began working through the
be recycled when its time to be replaced.
building science behind constructing the 2,800-square-foot
home. They modeled dierent ideas using software intended to


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master bedroom
accent wall
was created
using remilled
studs from the
original home.
The front gable
is a welcoming
entrance to the
house. The kids
bedroom with a
nook for playing
and exploring.
The induction
range and island
look out over the
three panel lift
slide door that
accesses the deck.

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Weve taken the heating and cooling
loads of this house and reduced them
by roughly 90 percent.
determine a homes energy usage. They discussed what Birdsmouth also installed a two-inch layer of cork
would happen to the homes energy usage, comfort insulation to the outside of the sheathing. The reason for
and air quality if they tweaked items such as the insu- this is to keep the inside of the sheathing from becom-
lation, windows or ventilation systems. ing a place for condensation to occur. The cork insulates
You realize real quickly you cant just do one of this critical area and keeps it warm enough to be outside
these things, Salinger says. Theyre all part of a system of the dewpoint. This mitigates any potential for build-
that has to be considered holistically in a home. ing degradation from mold growth or rot. Along with
When they were ready to begin building, their cork being a natural, renewable resource, it sequesters
rst step was to remove a derelict 1925 bungalow that more carbon during its life cycle than it takes to harvest,
was already on the lot. Rather than tearing the whole transport and install, thus making it a carbon-negative
thing down, Birdsmouth deconstructed the house and building material. Another great property of cork is that
salvaged what they could. it makes a great sound insulator, an important goal for
We took down old chimneys and used the bricks for the Carlssons.
pavers, Salinger says. All the wood studs and beams The Carlssons house is third-party-certied as a
got remilled and used back in the house. The old oak net-zero-energy home by Earth Advantage. This means
oors were repurposed for railings and ceiling details. it produces all (or even more) of the energy it needs over
Anything that could be reused or recycled was. the course of a year. Not only do homes built with this
They poured a new foundation and built the four- strategy require solar panels or other alternative-energy
bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house on top. The sources, they need to use very little energy. All the appli-
whole thing, including the slab and foundation, has ances are Energy Star-certied, including an induction
some type of insulation. Salinger describes this as mak- range and ventless dryer. The home has 100 percent LED
ing the entire home thermally isolated so there is no lighting throughout. Heating and cooling is provided by a
place energy can get lost. ducted mini split-heat pump.
Features like a continuous air barrier and European Weve taken the heating and cooling loads of
triple-pane windows make the house virtually air- this house and reduced them by roughly 90 percent,
tight. But that can lead to problems if not addressed, Salinger says. The energy required to heat and cool it is
Salinger says. If air and the moisture it carries has no roughly equivalent to the amount of energy it takes to
way to leave, the house can begin to feel stale. Mold run a hair dryer.
and mildew can grow, which degrades the structure and Nearly all the wood details inside the house, from the
adversely aects indoor air quality. mosaics on the walls to the accents in the bathrooms,
One of Salingers solutions was to put a super-e- are made with recycled materials. Where they had to
cient heat recovery ventilator in the house. The device purchase new woodfor example, the butcher-block
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tempered and ltered in their house at all times, he toring the house for many years to make sure it really is
says. Besides providing continuous fresh, comfortable performing the way they expected.
air for the occupants, the device helps manage interior That will help us determine if theres anything else
moisture levels. we can do better next time, he says.

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t the
designer CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Robin Rigby Fisher, Garrison Hullinger,
Isaac D. Smith, Aluna Schroeder and the Vida Design team

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ing designs that tie into the scen-
GLASS ery, they enhance what is seen and
bring the beauty into the home,
ARTIST says Smith.


Contemporary. I approach stained

glass as an art medium and not as
a craft. I think about line, ow,
movement, depth and composition.
Isaac D. Smiths stained-glass art has the owing quality I ask, Where is it busy and where
and depth of a landscape painting. Painting with oils can the eye rest?
was Smiths rst love. Today, nearly 30 years after start- WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
ing his stained-glass business, Smith designs pieces for Im inspired by the varied landscape
of the Northwest; its mountains and
clients throughout the Pacic Rim, including Japan. He
ocean, the rolling landscape of the
pulls inspiration from natural landscape and his many Palouse, which may be reected the
most in my glasswork, the colors in
nature and the variety of plants, the
The use of dierent textured glass volcanoes and the dierent cultures
achieves privacy while still allowing of people.
I like to try and portray the way
light to enter a space. something feels to me. How does an
instruments sound make me feel?
years as an oil painter. The resulting stained-glass win- What does a particular emotion feel
dows bring beauty and privacy to his clients homes. like, and how can I portray that in
art? How does the wind feel when it
As a ne arts student at the University of Alaska in the early 1990s, is blowing through the branches and
Smith began working for stained glass artist John leaves of a tree?
WINDOW Dobbs and quickly fell in love with the medium. WHAT DO YOUR CLIENTS
COVERINGS Though he is now an accomplished glass artist, APPRECIATE ABOUT YOUR
Smith is still passionate about working with oil WORK?
paints and says his method of painting ties in They appreciate the quality, the
closely with the way he designs stained glass. seeming simplicity of the design
Elisabeth Dunham
On the ip side, some of my glass designs despite the complexity of the work,
PHOTOS BY appear painterly. Ive enjoyed watching the two the creativity and the attention to
Jason Kaplan mediums become more intertwined, says Smith, detail. But what I really notice is
who recently relocated to Vancouver, Wash., from their amazement and joy at how it
Isaac D. Smith Pullman with his wife and two kids. transforms the space.
Stained glass not only enhances the beauty of WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE a home but is actually quite practical as it allows FOR OTHER ARTISTS?
for the natural light of a window while oering Explore dierent mediums and
privacy. learn your craft with dedication and
The use of dierent textured glass achieves privacy while still allowing patience. I learned the parameters
light to enter a space. Other windows may not need privacy, but by creat- of what glass could do, how it breaks
and how it only allows you to do
When designing a stained-glass window, artist Isaac D. Smith looks
certain things. And then I had to
at what he calls the ow of the room. OPPOSITE TOP: One project
involved creating recessed lighting in a ceiling with three separate learn the business aspect, which can
glass panels. The client wanted an abstract design that represented be very dicult as an artist.
elements of aviation. OPPOSITE, BOTTOM RIGHT: Glass is hand
beveled and bonded. 33

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When Erik Byron Broms, a coats of soft gray paint that tie into pale quartz
Portland contractor who spe- countertops and a new house-wide palette that
cializes in small residential emphasizes whites and additional gray tones. A
projects, along with his striking new entryway wall adjacent to the din-
wife, Chris, decided their ing room and kitchen mimics an old concrete
own house was due for some wall. Newly streamlined living and laundry
minor cosmetic upgrades, rooms round out the project. A mix of hand-
the scope of the work quickly some and elegant accessories from Nordbys
expanded until every room in their own retail store, Piper Louie Home Boutique in
1,650-square-foot 80s contem- Lake Oswego, adds visual interest.
porary homewith the exception Broms, who has been in the contracting
of the existing master bathroom business since the 70s, put his expertise to
came to be transformed. work and completed a considerable amount
Its a dierent house now, says Broms, of preparation for the remodeling job himself,
who was inspired to continue adding room renovations to including some carpentry, framing work and
his to-do list through a creative collaboration with Nordby laying out much of the new hardwood oor.
Design Studio, Architecture & Interiors, LLC. For the drywall installation and a few cabinetry
The changes resulted in what interior designer Julie Nor- additions, he hired trusted subcontractors with
dby, who partners with husband and architect Jon Nordby, nely honed skills, just as he regularly does in
describes as farmhouse-chic rustic. We packed a lot of very his own practice.
cool features into a small space, she says. The house went Sticking with people I know always makes
from really dark to a light, airy place. for a better-quality job, he says. I have a pretty
When Broms conveyed his desire for a beautiful, user- good eye for things that are done well, and my
friendly hall bathroom, a design evolved that included a new job is to make sure work is done properly.
window to open up the space and a He highly recommends the Nordbys. They
glass partition between the toilet and were easy to work with and had a lot of good
bath, which both maintains privacy and ideas. Julie has a great eye for colors and is
ensures that the room remains light and on top of whats current. Having a talented
WRITTEN BY bright. designer whos able to make good choices on a
Addie Hahn All existing doors in the house were project is very helpful. Chris and I both love the
PHOTOS BY replaced with opaque glass ones, which house even more now that we have put both
David Papazian now ood hallways and rooms with our feelings and our own style together into an
DESIGNERS natural light year-round. updated, modern home.
Julie & Jon Nordby A few featuresincluding the instal- Julie enjoyed the experience of working lation of aged, rustic, gray hardwood with seasoned professional Broms, too. Our
oors, a sitting area beside the kitchen communication went smoothly, she says. It
Erik Byron Broms with an artful tiled replace, and a was easy to work with him. Whomever she
Construction dining table that sits in the open space is working alongside, her goal is to help guide
between the kitchen and living room clients toward the choices that are most mean-
help establish a lived-in, cozy environ- ingful for them. Every project is completely
ment. New plantation shutters throughout the house provide dierent, she explains. I aim to remain very
a unifying sense of calm. exible. In the end, she says, I want each of
In the kitchen, existing cabinets were repurposed with them to be completely happy.

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HULLINGER Before you even enter the building, you start to notice
There is a demand from those in-
dividuals living in apartments that
all the small details at work. Entry door handles that look they want more than just a simple
like reclaimed wood from an old barn transition into the lobby or mundane corridorthey
entry, where a large wall graphic of an ancient oak invites you want an updated kitchen with
into the building. The oak imagery is strikingly paired with a unique tile and materials.
bright yellow ceiling. Hub9s, interior design is lled with bright col-
ors and a thoughtful mix of textures and materials. The bold design choices
by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design rm denitely pay o for multifamily
residents at Hub9.
Designing over 700,000 square feet of space might sound like a daunting
We delve into the core of the public
task, but that didnt scare away the commercial design team at GHID. Hub9 spaces and what the resident will
is the rst building of three in a master multifamily project in Hillsboro, experience. I love how we activate
Oregon. a space and give our attention to
The master multifamily project consisting of Hub9, Rowlock and Vector is the smallest of details that create a
located at Orenco Station in Hillsboro. The property on which these buildings positive experience.
were constructed was formerly home to the Oregon Nursery Company. Both
Hub9 and Rowlocks interior designs echo elements of the locations storied HOW DO YOU FEEL THE DENSITY
Looking to the past wasnt the only inspiration the GHID commercial IS CURRENTLY FACING ARE
design team had when they were designing the property. Designing for AFFECTING THE WAY PEOPLE
multifamily is dierent than designing for residential. When designing for a LIVE WITHIN AND DESIGN THEIR
single-family home, an interior designer only has to think about the wants SPACES?
and needs of a small group of people, while designing for more than 124 There is a need for simplistic living
individuals creates new challenges. Having multi-use areas in your building is space with ample natural light
always nice, but more often than not they go unused and ignored. That is not that provides privacy but also the
the case at Hub9. opportunity to interact with their
The lobby of Hub9 is enveloped in Cascade Coil Drap- community. This requires us to
ery, creating a comfortable and inviting alcove. As you create gathering spaces for lounge
HUB9 areas, caf-like settings and still
make your way toward the elevator, youll nd the mail-
APARTMENTS room, brightly decorated with large colorful lights. From make sure the urban dweller can get
their bike down the corridors and
the mailroom, across the coee station youll, be struck by
WRITTEN BY have a place to secure it.
a showstopper of a main oor, the rope room. Thats right:
Brian Stafeld an entire room decorated with dozens and dozens and doz-
ens of ropes tethered to the ceiling. This fun and whimsical
design makes waiting for the elevator far more enjoyable. LARGEST INTERIOR DESIGN
Blackstone Edge
On the third level is the club room, a large multiuse FIRMS IN PORTLAND?
DESIGNER area where Hub9 residents can hang out, watch televi- I am proud of the professional
Garrison Hullinger sion, have social events or even get to know some of their talent that we have attracted.
neighbors. Residents can use the kitchen area in the club There was no intent ve years
room to prep and cook large meals for events there. From ago, when I started this business,
the clubroom, residents can make their way onto the large to grow to such a large size, or
patio or even enjoy some Oregon pinot noir in the wine room. that I would even work on such
Properly utilizing all the multi-use spaces in a multifamily building is one amazing projects. I am in awe of
of the challenges an interior designer has to conquer. The commercial design the creativity and business acumen
team at Garrison Hullinger Interior Design took up the challenges of design- within the dierent departments
ing for multifamily and created thoughtful and usable spaces that anyone and of GHID. The strengths of those
everyone can enjoy. The GHID team brought the same tactful design process individuals allows me to focus on
to Rowlock and looks forward to the opening of Vector early next year. servicing our clients.

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Energy, understated whimsy and an eco-friendly vibe are the along with the Elwood Building, are
rst things that strike visitors who walk into the Velomor on midrise structures with a total of
Northeast Hassalo Street and Seventh Avenue in Portlands 322 studio, one-and two bedroom
Lloyd District. From the vibrant colors inviting visitors into apartments. The Aster Tower has 21
the lobby to the large monitors with MAX train schedules to oors with 337 apartments ranging
the concierge bike parking and dog biscuits on the counter, this from studios to penthouses. Vidas
building just west of the Lloyd Center is all about a playful urban team has created a distinctive char-
feel. And the interior design rm responsible for that hip feel without the acter for each building. The Elwood
hipster pretense is Portlands own Vida Design. has a bohemian, organic feel with
We wanted it to be colorful and clean, with a West Coast eclectic avor neutral colors and natural materials.
and midcentury undertones that never really go out of style, says Rachel Nearly all of the buildings furnish-
Sowieja, Vidas founder and principal designer. ings are one-of-a-kind, custom
Each of Velomors six oors has its own unique color palette , dierent pieces. In contrast, the Aster Tower
from the oor is upscale, urban and cosmopolitan.
I wanted to create a boutique design before, and Its a building that would t well in
experience for the multifamily market. lighthearted Portlands Pearl District, with high-
artwork and nish common areas and a formal
furnishings draw on Portlands special brand of West Coast cool. Together dining room residents can reserve.
they keep the eye engaged and the heart enchanted. What ties all of these buildings
We used a number of local artists to create our furnishings and art together is a focus on sustainability.
pieces. The string art instillation in the main lobby above the colorful airport All of Hassalo on Eighths wastewa-
seating is made by local designers. And theres a Polaroid photo piece with ter is recycled. Easy access to MAX
dozens of iconic Portland landmarks we thought was perfect for the kind of light rail, street cars, more than
feel we were after in this building, says Sowieja. 1,000 bike parking stalls including
Vidas brand of eclectic modern design is a niche Sowieja bike valet and repair, and three
sensed was missing in multifamily interior design. Filling dedicated Zip Cars on-site should
VELOMOR that niche has kept the 14-person design rm quite busy make getting around Portland for
APARTMENTS with clients in Portland, Seattle and throughout the West. its residents easy and enjoyable. In
I wanted to create a boutique design experience for addition, eco-roof gardens provide
the multifamily market. We have boutique design for com- calming green spaces, with spec-
mercial and hospitality clients, but I didnt feel like we had tacular views of the city.
Pam Jordan
that for multifamily building clients, says Sowieja. A lot of American Assets Trust, Hassalo
PHOTOS BY developers were wanting that and were willing to go with a on Eighths developer, brought
Shelsi Lindquist curated design, which has been wonderful for us. on Vida to begin work on Hassalo
Sowieja was an interior design associate at Myhre Group on Eighth in April, with an eye
Architects in Portland, but in 2009 the downturn in the toward completion in October. The
Rachel Sowieja
economy forced layos at Myhre, and she found herself developers were willing to go for the without a job. Taking advantage of a gap she saw in the unexpected and be adventurous,
interior design market, Sowieja started Vida, and business it was so much fun to work with
has been brisk. them, says Sowieja.
Her 14-person, all woman design team tackles projects large and small. A Its an adventure thats bringing
quick glance at Vidas website demonstrates the range of design projects this a new neighborhood and new life to
growing rm takes on, from single-family residential, to multifamily renova- the Lloyd District and more atten-
tions and developments, to commercial and hospitality clients. What ties all tion to Vida.
of the projects together is a midcentury modern feel that is current but will We love what we do, and were
hold up over time without feeling dated. having a great time doing it, says
Velomor is one of three buildings in the Hassalo on Eighth project. It, Sowieja.

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Fifteen years ago, Aluna Schroeder I enjoy kitchens, especially. It is a fun challenge to design
relocated from Dallas, Texas, to an ecient plan that captures all of my clients goals and
Portland, Oregon. Shed always maximizes the existing space.
wanted to live on the West Coast, drawn Residential remodeling is very exciting
to its natural beauty and progressive lifestyle. work. Each house, each project and each
client is so unique. They all have their own
After moving to Portland, she found a friendly, collabora-
design recipe. I really enjoy the variety.
tive environment in the city and the design community. Shes
since embraced that collaborative environment with fellow
co-workers and clients at WILLCO, a local residential design-
When I was growing up, Id look at my
build company. mothers home magazines. Any that had
A recent renovation project with homeowner and WILLCO oor plans and photographs of houses and
client Melissa Gard allowed Schroeder to interiors I just loved those. I
work on her favorite roomthe kitchen. learned how to draw my own oor
[The kitchen] was one of the lynch- MULTIPROJECT plans by looking at them, and I
pins to making the house feel like mine, always enjoyed it. Later, I studied
Melissa tells Oregon Home. architecture in school because Ive
Gard had never worked with a de- WRITTEN BY always loved design.
signer before and worried that collabora- Brittany Robinson
tion would be dicult. However, Aluna PHOTOS BY(from top
made me comfortable. I learned that I left) Sally Painter,
When Im working with a client,
have stronger opinions than I realized Jeff Freeman & I strive to understand their goals
once she gave me certain options. She Jason Kaplan and style, then give them a design
could see what I was gravitating toward that best reects their vision. My
and had a clear sense of what worked own style is contemporary clean
Aluna Schroeder
for me. and simple.
Gards work with Schroeder is reec-

tive of that collaborative atmosphere the I HEAR YOURE A TRAVELER.

designer strives to oer all of her clients. We caught up with WHAT PLACE THAT YOUVE VISITED
the senior designer to chat about her work. HAS MOST INFLUENCED YOUR AP
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO PORTLAND? Europe. I spent a semester studying ar-
I really wanted to be on the West Coast, and I fell in love with chitecture in Tuscany. We traveled around
Portland. It feels like a small town, but its quite large and di- Italy and saw amazing architecture and
verse. The city, and the surrounding nature, has a lot to oer. art. Through that I was able to travel into
Europe extensively. I loved Switzerland.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR ROLE AT WILLCO. The Swiss are very thoughtful people
I specialize in design, but I assist through the construction and they care about design. Every little
management portion as well. It just depends on what the thing is thought out and deliberate. Its
challenges and needs are. I can address whatever comes up. also very charming. I love charm. That is
denitely another thing that drew me
to Portland.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A basement remodel makes for a more usable space. A
second-oor addition transforms this Mt. Tabor home. Schroeder and the WILLCO team
created a familys dream kitchen.

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I studied architecture
in school, because Ive
always loved design.


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Scandinavia is famous for to detail in a way that is often lost in todays
its sleek, simple and modern remodeling world. And he wanted to reect all of
designsan aesthetic that has Scandinavias aesthetic, from the sleekly modern
become wildly popular and spread to the ornately elegant, depending on the job.
throughout the world. But theres a rich de- Scandinavians have built homes, cars, furni-
sign history in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway ture, tools and objects of art that last for genera-
and Iceland that also reects traditional European tions. We are proud to continue that tradition
style, everything from French mansions to English here in the Northwest, he says.
cottages. Olson worked with his dad remodeling homes,
Paul Olson created Skandia Remodeling because and today he works with his daughter, Meaghan,
he wanted to do work that was on par with what doing the same. We asked them to talk to us
he considers the nest craftsmanship in the world, about what inspires this father-daughter team.
using high-quality materials and giving attention

TELL US MORE ABOUT THE had a major part in their design! built houses, and still would if my
NAME OF YOUR COMPANY. DO aunts and uncles allowed him to!
OLSON: We have a Norwegian OLSON: I was born and raised in would listen to Neil Young or Led
and Swedish heritage. My grand- Eugene. I studied design and art Zeppelin and draw up his designs.
parents spoke Norwegian. My at the University of Oregon. I also I was constantly redecorating my
daughter (and business partner) lived and worked in Seattle for 10 room. My parents allowed me to be
Meaghans maternal grandfather years and got exposed to the styles creative. As a teenager, I painted
was from there before I moved to Portland my whole room goldyikes! So I
Sweden. We 25 years ago. I am inuenced always knew I wanted to design.
KITCHEN have tried to by modern art along with more
keep some of traditional design, so my style is WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO
the ancestral very eclectic. I combine the Crafts- KEEPING CLIENTS HAPPY?
WRITTEN BY traditions man design elements with both OLSON: I think our clients love
Elisabeth Dunham alive, but our traditional and Scandinavian styles the fact that it is a father-daughter
design style is in most of our kitchens, baths and team. I started out in the business
PHOTOS BY not uniquely additions. (like Meaghan), working for my
Edis Jurcys Scandina- WOEHLERT: Were so fortunate to dad, out on the job, doing every-
vian because live where we do. Were exposed to thing from foundations to nish
we work so many dierent styles of homes: workand that gives us a thor-
for more Craftsman, Victorian, modern, ough background. Meaghan and
non-Scandi- mid-century modern. This makes I take clients shopping to pick out navians than every project unique. their cabinets, granite, tile, paint
Scandina- colors, ooring and appliances.
vians. Our WHAT MEMORIES DO WOEHLERT: Our clients appreci-
designs are as much the owners YOU HAVE GROWING UP, ate that its a local family busi-
designs as they are ours because MEAGHAN, THAT INSPIRED ness, and that my dad and I work
we respond to the tastes and style YOU TO BECOME A DESIGNER? together on a daily basis to make
preferences of our clients. WOEHLERT: My dad started their space reect their style and
WOEHLERT: We customize each Skandia when I was very young, so needs. We like to keep the commu-
design to each client. We work my entire life hes been remodeling nication open. We want them to be
42 with them to design the space they and building homes. My grandpa involved.
want. They can condently say they

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Theres a rich
design history
in Denmark,
Norway and


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A lover of all things related to food and
cooking, a Certied Master Kitchen and
Bath Designer (CMKBD), Robin Rigby
Fisher takes great joy in helping her clients
create spaces where they can love and nurture
themselves and their families.
The size or makeup of your
KITCHEN family doesnt matter. It doesnt
matter how well you cook. But
Elisabeth Dunham it does matter that you have a
space where you can take care of
Dale Lang yourself and your family easily.
DESIGNER The kitchen is the heart of the
Robin Rigby Fisher home, its where people hang out,
so it must be warm and invit-
ing, functional, easy to clean and
L.S. Panas & Associates maintain.
Her kitchens not only func-
tion well but emanate warmth, color and style. In other
words, they are fun places to cook and congregate. Simi-
larly, her bathrooms are personal sanctuaries that create
a sense of relaxation and escape from the busy world.
Read on for more of what Robin has to say on how
she works her magic:
Im a nurturer by nature, I love to cook, entertain and take care of people.
My designs are created for my clients to love and nurture themselves and
others. The kitchens I design are well planned so that there is a place for
everything and it is easy to clean and maintain. With bathrooms, its about
self-care and having a place where you are at ease as you get ready for your

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The East Coast is very formal and the West Coast is not.
In Portland, you can wear jeans to the theater. Portland is
comfortable, not pretentious.
Like most Portlandians, I love the outdoors; cycling,
kayaking and gardening, but what I love most about liv-
ing in the Pacic NW is our relationship with nature. I
recently completed my rst book, a textbook, for the Na-
tional Kitchen and Bath Association, Sustainable Design
for the Kitchen and Bath Designer. I design sustainably.
This is not an option, it is my companys philosophy. My
day. My designs are created for a sense of comfort; beauti- oce selects materials based on where they are sourced,
ful to look at and simple to clean and maintain. recycle content, and what our clients need to use and do
I love that todays clients recognize the value of hiring to maintain their homes. We focus on energy and water
a designer. If we can make their spaces attractive and easy conservation. More importantly, sustainable design is not
to lives in, then they enjoy coming home. about designing for today, but how you are going to live in
your home 20 years from now.
THAT? I was an art history major and realized there was no
I am inspired by art and music. I was an art history major money in that. (Laughing). I toyed with being an architect,
in college and my husband is a musician. My designs are but discovered that I enjoyed having an impact on peoples
inspired by Miles Davis Autumn Leaves. He plays a note, day, so I chose interior design. Since I am passionate about
but stops just short of completion. This creates a sense of cooking, kitchens and baths became my focus.
anticipation, the listener wants more. This is how I design
I take great pleasure in creating the empty space. My DO CLIENTS EVER INVITE YOU OVER FOR DINNER
designs, whether traditional or contemporary are more AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED THEIR KITCHEN?
minimalistic. I like to leave space for art or a place to catch Yes. But if a client invites me over I say, Can I come and
your breath before the next feature comes. Our day to day cook for you? I like anything Italian. I like going to farm-
world is so full and intense, our homes should be calming. ers markets and guring out whats in season. And I will
The right type of empty space accomplishes this. cook anything (based on that). I tell them You just open
the wine.


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Vintage cowboy nds and family heirlooms were restyled into a new gallery wall. The walls original olive
green color was changed to a daring shade of black, which does a wonderful job showcasing these pieces of
art and adding a dramatic and bold energy to the room.

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I like playfulness, color and texture. I like an
eclectic, weird vibe. I love to decorate with
my kids artwork and their toys.

Written by Elisabeth Dunham Photos by Amy Wennerlind

icole Callaghan has a knack for making the little moves

that will have a big impact, whether its moving furniture
or artwork, adding or subtracting. Now shes bringing
her gift for the well-executed quickie makeover to a
growing number of residential clients in the Portland
area through her company,
I give a home a new personality by using what the homeowner
already has and adding in accessories and other easy changes.
Paint, art, lighting, rugsputting it together somewhat instanta-
neously. Its beautiful, creative, immediate, and then Im out.
And its cost eective. Inviting a stylist into your home for a few
hours is far less expensive than hiring a design team to help you
overhaul your interior over weeks or months. Though a self-taught
interior designer, Callaghans work stands up against those who
have spent years learning the craft in a more formal setting.

LEFT: A reindeer bust (a past holiday decoration) now welcomes guests year-round in the
foyer of Nicole Callaghans home.


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AFTER (living room)


TOP: A marquee sign that reads

Love hangs above the replace.
Along with peel-and-stick wallpaper
she found on Etsy, it came all the way
from Lithuania. MIDDLE: Vintage din-
ing chairs are now restyled into ofce
chairs. They were handed down from
Callaghans grandmother and mother.

50 (ofce) (living room)

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I dont have china. It can get busted or kids
drop it. So I busted out the china cabinet and
made it into an art center in the wall. BEFORE
(dining room)

A red lantern lighting

xture by designer
Paola Navone hangs
above the families
dining table. This
space has to be
multifunctional: fam-
ily meals, homework
station, art studio
and the occasional
extended family

(dining room) 51

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Design just seems to be in her blood. Though she spent years The look is crisp and modern, yet colorful and warm:
in the corporate world before turning to her true passion, Dwell magazine meets an updated version of shabby chic.
Callaghan possesses a natural eye for design. She can quickly The white walls and color accents in the dining room
bring out the best in a space using existing furnishings, and living room were inspired by this room I saw years ago
artwork and well-loved objectsand maybe a quick splash of in Dwell magazine. All white. Very modern. Bright blue
color in the form of a painted accent wall or a carefully chosen velvet couch. I kind of used that as a jumping-o point but
bargain accessory. made it more playful and applicable to what my family and
As a photo stylist for magazines, shes put this innate my old blind masti needed.
sense of decorative composition to work helping editors and The rst step was painting the old dark interior of the
photographers tweak an already lovely room into something 1907 home a crisp white. She achieved a sense of playful-
that pops for the camera. ness by adding color and texture in the form of large-scale
Callaghan wears two hats in her job: stylist for photo artwork and bold accent pieces. A bright orange armchair
shoots and interior designer for homeowners. in the living room ties in with bright orange dining chairs
When it comes to the home, I would be the person you and a similarly hued, powder-coated, birdcage-shaped
call when you loved a space and your things, but it just didnt chandelier hanging over the dining table. That was a total
coalesce, Callaghan explains. Or, it really didnt speak to who score for under $200 from Crate & Barrel, says Callaghan,
you are as a person or provide a consistent look. adding that it took her husband a few months to adjust to
She says that nine times out of ten she ends up buying the funky design.
a few items to pull togetherand give an updated lookto Earthy elements such as an acacia wood nesting coee
existing pieces. table from Cost Plus and a sisal rug from IKEA (both rela-
Shes currently working with a client who wanted to keep tively inexpensive) bring a sense of grounding and nature
a beloved sea-foam green sofa while updating the surround- to the living room. A big wall of family photos in the dining
ing rooms interior design. room adds further personality and warmth to the space in
We didnt want to get stuck in the pastels of the 80s so a format that looks upscale.
we updated it by doing a monochrome look with some sea Bookcases in the living room hold childrens collages
foam on the walls, natural bers and textures as well as some and sculptures. Childrens art was also put to use in a dis-
orange and brushed-gold accents and geometric patterns to play case that Callaghan created out of an old china cabinet.
warm up the space. They didnt want a major change but we I dont have china. It can get busted or kids drop it. So I
brought a contemporary look. busted out the china cabinet and made it into an art center
Often, she says, her clients just want to dip their toe in in the wall.
rather than embark on a complete overhaul of their space. I felt like we needed a family-friendly house. I dont
Sometimes its just about getting a new pair of eyes on a like anything too sti and sterile. I like playfulness and
room to put it together in a dierent order. I provide a fresh color and texture. I like an eclectic, weird vibe. I love to
perspective. decorate with my kids artwork and their toys. I nd that to
I give a home a new personality by using what the home- be more of a challenge but also more rewarding.
owner already has and perhaps adding in accessories and Interior styling is a lifelong passion but a relatively new
other easy changespaint, art, lighting, rugs. And putting it career path for Callaghan. She recently left a 20-year career
together somewhat instantaneously. Its beautiful, creative, in corporate America that included a decade in merchandis-
immediate, and then Im out. ing at Nordstrom and several years in sales at Pzer.
Callaghans talent is also on display inside her own home, Even as a young child growing up near Grant Park in
which she shares with her husband, Sean, and their two chil- Northeast Portland, close to where she and her family now
dren, Ava, 7, and Gavin, 5. live, Callaghan loved paging through issues of Architec-
She recently updated her familys 3,000-square-foot tural Digest and giving her bedroom makeovers. Later, her
Craftsman-style house in the Hollywood area using a few cans mother would hire her to help decorate the entire home.
of paint, existing furniture, bargain nds and funky art My motto is feed your eyes. And I think I have a par-
much of it created by her own two young children. ticular niche, which is creativity and [a look,].

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The childrens basement playroom. The blue velvet couch inspired
the homes main oor makeover. The family cat Miu sits on numbered stairs leading to the third
oor. The colors of sherbet ice cream and animals were requested by Ava (Nicoles daughter) as
52 inspiration when redoing her bedroom.

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Before & After


ABOVE: An extensive remodel of this Colonial Revival-style home in Portland changed little to the
historic facade and instead transformed the interior to match the rened beauty of the exterior.

Written by Jon Shadel Photos by Fred and Holly Stickley

If you could wind the clock back just a decade and step through the
front door of this grand Colonial Revival-style home, the discontinuity
of its interior might take you by surprise.
Situated in Portlands historic King Hill neighborhood, the three-
story homes exteriorfeaturing a symmetrical front facade with an
accented doorway and evenly spaced windows on both sideshints at
Georgian and neoclassical styles, all the rage when the home was con-
structed more than 100 years ago.


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The homes interior had lost sight
of the original design vision.
But over the past century, several generations Jones and his crew renovated the entirety
of misguided homeowners have left their of the 5,200 square feet of living spacein
ngerprints on the homes interior, employing essence, building an entirely new house in the
well-intending designers to diverge signicantly footprint of the old. Take the kitchen as a key
from the rened elegance that once dened the example. The previous homeowners had the
original Colonial American style. space remodeled in French country style with
Je Jones, project manager at Olson & an overbearing hearth and bread oven crowding
Jones Construction, puts it in more honest the space. The entirely new kitchen features top-
terms. The homes interior had lost sight of of-the-line appliances, cream-white cabinets
the original design vision, he says. He points and an open oor plan all while remaining in
out that the master bath, which had been rede- the boundaries of the original kitchen. Upstairs,
signed in eclectic Mediterranean style, and the the newly remodeled master bath sheds its
90s kitchen remodel were inconsistent with the imposingly dark blue tiled walls for creamy
Colonial Revival style. It deserved a complete marble counters, glowing light xtures and a
restoration, and thats exactly what we set out luxurious bathtub. The rest of the home follows
to accomplish. suit, featuring period-appropriate colors, simple
Having recently acquired the property, the furnishings and a carefully curated art collec-
two new homeowners desired to return the tion. Olson & Jones also carefully reconstructed
home to its original charm while updating it much of the upper oor to better match the
with the features they needed to entertain their original design, all while creating a closet and
close-knit family, including busy children and enlarging the bath in the master suite.
young grandchildren. The couple turned to Ol- And just as Jones hopes, a time-traveling
son & Jones, a locally owned construction com- Oregonian from a century ago might think the
pany brining more than 30 years of experience home has lived through the decades untouched,
in historic restoration and high-end remodeling. a testament to Millers design and the construc-
The crew knew well that such a project would tion teams skill. With that said, a number of
require an unsurpassed attention to detail. And modern touches do bring the home into the
for this reason, they teamed with architect and 21st century. For example, to meet the need
designer Jerey Miller, a Portland native whose for o-street parking in the densely populated
rm has completed more than 500 residential neighborhood, the underutilized basement was
projects on the West Coast with a commendable converted into a garage with enough spots to
portfolio of historic renovations to its name. accommodate dinner guests without having
With Millers period-appropriate design as them worry about parking tickets from pesky
a guide, Olson & Jones set about completely meter readers.
restoring the home to its former glory while Ever sensitive to the nature of restoring old
modernizing it with contemporary conve- homes, Olson & Jones have carefully balanced
niences. We aimed to use the original language historic sensibilities with rejuvenating and
of the house, says Jones, so that if the rst modernizing the infrastructure of the house.
homeowners were to walk into the restored Now, whenever you enter the front door, the
home, they might only notice new furnishings interior style seamlessly reects the exterior
or dierent colors on the walls. aesthetic, all while providing the conveniences
of a new home built for entertaining.

A number of misguided remodels had lost sight of this homes period charms.
After a signicant renovation, the interior reects the simple sophistication of the
original Colonial Revival style, creating a new home in the footprint of the old. The
refreshed design features an inviting kitchenperfect for entertaining during the
holidays, and an expanded master bath thats luxurious and rened.

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ABOVE: The small, densely packed bathroom required intricate design work to create the illusion of space.
They replaced the old tile oor with the latest in tile design from Pratt & Larsonheated Italian oor tiles
that look just like wood.

Written by Elisabeth Dunham Photos by Sally Painter

Both husband and wife had just retired from long careers
in air trac control at a major international airportone
of the most notoriously stressful jobs on the planet. It
was time to relax. The rst things on their wish list: a new
spa-like bathroom where they could unwind for the next
chapter of their lives.

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He likes to
shower and
she likes to
soak in the
tub. So they
a large
soaking tub
and put in
a full-size
shower. BEFORE

RIGHT: To make
room the architect
borrowed space
from bedroom
closets on either
side of the


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By using an overlapping vanity mirror and some
translucent lm over the windows, more space
was added.

The existing bathroom was in good shape with a space, and interwove the planes of
big cast-iron tub, says their contractor, Ed Hesse, the walls and xtures to visually
owner of Mac-Bo, LLC, in Portland. But it was break down the physical barriers,
the only bathroom on the main oor and did not Bankey says.
have a separate shower. That was a big problem The shower door and glass wall
right away. bubble out into the bathroom
The husband wanted a walk-in shower that and intersect with the vanity, she
did not involve standing in a tub, and his wife says. The vanity mirror and window
loves to take baths. And they both wanted the conict was resolved by using a
space to have an open-feeling, spa-like vibe that carefully created asymmetrical
reected the American Southwest. balance and some translucent lm
They wanted a spa experience in their ev- over the windows.
eryday bathroom, with soothing colors, diused The tub deck angles across the
light and room for the basket of spa goodies room to provide triangular deck
chocolate, a glass of wine, candleswithin reach areas for spa goodies.
of the very deep soaking tub, explains project The clients worked with the ar-
architect Cynthia Bankey of Portland. chitect to choose a subdued palette
But there were a few challenges that stood of warm, deep green-gold, along
in the way of their dream bathroom. Space was with details of rich golden brown,
an issue, and there was an existing double-hung colors of the desert in Arizona,
window that had to remain and be operable, al- where they had lived before com-
though it took up the only wall that was available ing to Portland. LED lighting on a
for the vanity. The door and toilet locations could dimmer helped further create the
not be changed. Southwest spa feel.
In order to make room for the his-and-hers Floor tiles and vanity are
bathing areas, the architect borrowed space from matching light-wood colors, and
bedroom closets on either side of the bathroom. the wet-area tiles and painted walls
I snuck in a few inches of space from one are unied by their colors and in-
closet for a tub alcove. The shower space was terwoven planes, Bankey notes.
carved out of half a long guest closet on the other What made this project especial-
side with double doors, Bankey explains. ly fun were the clients themselves.
The crew added not only the new shower area Its nice to work with cool peo-
and a large soaking tub but all-new tile from ple, Hesse says. They understood
Pratt & Larson, including heated Italian oor what they were getting into and
tiles with a wood-like appearance. They also that to get it right takes the time
installed new spray-foam insulation, and added that it takes. They were relaxed and
new windows, ventilation, lighting and a DXV comfortable through the whole
brand smart bidet toilet seat, which is also process.
heated. It does everything except play music, Adds Bankey: They were very
Hesse says with a laugh. casual, easygoing and decisivea
The small, densely packed bathroom required perfect combination. And they
intricate design workboth aesthetically and were one of the only clients to
practicallyto create the illusion of space. For actually have the post-construction
the illusions part, I used diagonal emphasis in party!
the oor tile and general layout to extend the

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LEFT: A guest favorite:
the beer-cap map mosaic
made by Ted Havens and
his wife, Shalena. Havens
uses a rough mixture of
materials. Bathroom hooks
reect the company theme
of being creative with older
materials. A spot for your
coffee or beer is a man-cave
must. The bathroom door,
which is on a track system, is
from the rst dental school
in Oregon. Havens renished
the door in its original dark
mahogany stain.



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Written by Elisabeth Dunham Photos by Dave Wierth

The man-cave concept is nothing new. So Havens took everything out, sinks vanity, which he stripped down,
But craftsman Ted Havens may be down to the studs, and updated elec- removing old wood veneer and the
starting a new trend with his man- trical and plumbing. He then set out top before using reclaimed timber to
cave bathroom. to create a warm, almost antique-feel- build new siding and trim for it, as
I had nished a really cool bath- ing space using reclaimed materials well as doors that hide the plumbing
room for my wife inside our 1908 that he salvaged from his day job run- underneath. He then installed a new
house. Theres this bathroom o the ning Sustainable Havens, a company concrete countertop (a slab he poured
hallway near my boys rooms, and I that reuses reclaimed wood and other himself), as well as a new shelf on the
realized that since she had hers, that artifacts to build furnituremainly right side of the vanity. He even con-
we wanted one for us, says Havens, a coee tablesand interiors. structed the mirror over the sink and
Portland woodworker. Once the old sheetrock was gone framed it with reclaimed timber. Simi-
The man-cave bathroom is for the from the bathroom, Havens installed larly the frames around artworka
boys only. green tile and wood planks on the beer poster and a vintage comic book
Havens works with reclaimed wall in order to get a look that keyed collageare also constructed of
materials, including recycled old- o how the house may have looked salvaged wood.
But the feature that grabs the
We take pride in being able to provide background most attention is the mosaic of the
United States made from beer caps
on the historical origins of our projects. he and his wife have collected over
decades, many of them from micro-
growth timber from local demolished a century ago. On the ceiling, he breweries in Oregon and in Michigan,
commercial or residential buildings. installed old siding that he reclaimed where they used to live. Florida is
His specialty is urban industrial from an antique house that was being orange for the sun, and I tried to
coee tables made with repurposed taken down in North Portland. I represent Oregon with the Laurel-
materials. milled that, cleaned it up and sealed it wood Brewing Co. and Washington
At Sustainable Havens, sustain- before putting it up. I left the old nail with Pikes Brewery. And then we
ability comes in the ways we source holes in there for character. completed the Atlantic and the Pacic
our timber, materials and remnants I tried to think about the ele- with colored glass.
from our projects, and in our relation- ments that you would build with if So what do 8-year-old Jack and
ships with our clients and community. you lived in the early part of the 20th 11-year-old Fin think of their dads
Because we source our materials and century. They didnt have sheetrock, man-cave bathroom?
timber locally, we take pride in being but if you walked into a bathroom They love it. My male friends who
able to provide background on the 110 years ago, it might look like have been over love it too, especially
historical origins of our projects. this. Thats a theme throughout my the piece over the toilet paper roll that
Havens says he wanted a bath- company: Being creative with older you can put your beer on. Its comfort-
room that would not only encapsu- materials. able and dimly lit with Edison bulbs.
late all these values but was comfort- He also removed the previous Mostly he likes that it puts a smile
able for the males in his house and ooring and installed 24x12-inch tile on his friends faces.
their friends. in a cement-like hue. The new 24x6- How many people have I caught
The before bathroom looked like inch tiles in the shower have a wood- standing in front of the map, looking
it had gone through many renova- grain appearance that ties in with the at all the dierent states and saying,
tions. Walls were painted bright yel- rooms rustic ambience. Ive had that beer and Ive had
low. Building materials were cheap, Havens put in a new water- that beer.
and wiring and plumbing were not ecient toilet and reworked the
to code.

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The kitchen is the room I love the most. When you
have a party everyone ends up there. Now, there is
plenty of space to have lots of people in there,

Written by Elisabeth Dunham Photos by Jason Kaplan

Tobey Spitzers home Among other things, she moved lows her to both work and live under
her front door out 18 inches and one roof. Even the front of the house
used to be lled with opened up a stairwell, while cutting appears much more welcoming. It
walls. Guests would walk back the living room and dining room had no portico on the front and was
walls in order to create a 15 x 18 inset by 18 inches. I moved that out
in the front door and see
great room/kitchen that is open and added the portico and the front
a rather underwhelm- and welcoming. The old adjacent din- steps, she explains.
ing view of a wall and a ing room space became a part of the Because the backyard was torn
kitchen, and the dining room moved up when Spitzer created the large
sheetrocked stairway. into the space that used to be a fam- addition, she also overhauled the
The front door was so close to
ily room. landscaping, starting from scratch
the stairs, they were practically on
The kitchen is the room I love with a new yard and plantings.
the bottom stair, Spitzer recalls.
the most. When you have a party, My vision was that one would be
To the right was the dining room
everyone ends up there. Now there is able to sit at the island and look out
with a wall that blocked o the view
plenty of space to have lots of people to a swing in the backyard. And I ac-
to the rest of the house. And straight
in there and plenty of space to work. complished that. With the addition,
ahead past the stairway was a small
That is the highlight of the house we opened views from the central
kitchen and yet another wall with an
for me. And with two dishwashers, part of the house, creating a better
opening to the family room.
clean up is easy. ow and a more open feeling.
Everywhere your eye turned,
After she was divorced in 2003, Her oce is now above the
there was a wall, which created a very
she started turning her passion for garage, and she splurged on an ultra-
chopped-up feeling in the house,
design and renewing spaces, into an functional master bedroom with an
Spitzer says. It was not very practi-
actual vocation. attached laundry room.
The 1990 house was her second I wanted my laundry room next
Today everything is dierent.
project, which involved a major to my masterand I also use that as
Thanks to Spitzers skilled remodel
renovation. Over the next two years, a work space. Its next to my oce,
of her own house, guests walk in and
she gutted the house from top to bot- and so if I am doing drawings, I have
see right into the heart of the home.
tom, adding 1,400 square feet, and a counter that is 13 feet long, and I
And as far as Spitzer is concerned,
creating not only the great room area can spread everything out.
that is where the action is.
downstairs but also a new master So why not a downstairs oce?
You have an expansive feel to the
suite and adjacent oce, where she Its better to have everything up-
house now, says Spitzer, a South-
works as an interior designer. stairs close to my bedroom and not
west Portland interior designer, who
The 3,800-square-foot house is near the kitchen. Otherwise I eat,
utilized her skills on her own home.
now much more user friendly and al- she says with a laugh.


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: As an art lover
and occasional painter, Spitzer trys to
collect most of her art from local Oregon
artists. Spitzer cleverly added a doggy-
door underneath her kitchen countertop.
The living room was redesigned to feel
more elegant and spacious.


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Written by Addie Hahn

When it comes to upgrading your terproong, says Lombardi. Water Nearly half of the air that cir-
home, there may be more glamor- then seeps in through cracks, oors culates through your house comes
ous projects than addressing your and down walls, and even through from below, so your rooms are
damp crawl space, but none that concrete. Sometimes, water intru- awash with any spores you are har-
will bring you greater long-term sion comes in the obvious form of boring, along with dust mites and
health or peace of mind. Contrary ooding, but other times homeown- sometimes even radon gas. Johns
to what you may imagine, crawl ers are aware only of a musty smell Waterproong customers are often
spaces can be made beautiful too, or increased humidity downstairs. relieved to nd respiratory symp-
if you tackle them with a highly Crawl spaces, says Lombardi, toms and allergies disappear once
experienced team. are built to leak; they get nes if repairs are made.
Here, John Lombardi of Johns they dont leak. Its often a very Since underground crawl space
Waterproong Company, the North- sad situation down there. A few temperatures, which normally hov-
west leader in crawl space repair contributing factorsineective er around 55 degrees year-round,
and basement nishing, sheds light drains, vents that allow in addi- rise to a 60- to 65-degree average
on a part of your house that may tional moisture, and sitting dirt after being waterproofed, energy
need some attention. Transformed, all add up to a moist situation. bills tend to drop as well.
an updated crawl space or base- Janine Wolf wanted to address
ment adds value to your property, WHY MOISTURE MATTERS the musty smell in the 18-foot-high
frequently saves you money in Basement leaks, over time, can crawl space of her historic Portland
monthly energy bills and rewards wreak havoc with interior surfaces home. Johns Waterproong
you for years to come. and structures. But even moisture insulated the walls, encapsulated
you cant see should be taken the dirt crawl space, and sealed the
WHAT MAY BE LURKING seriously: The long-term vapors in vents. Afterward, she says, I imme-
BENEATH YOUR GROUND FLOOR. your crawl space could impact your diately noticed the dierencethe
Not surprisingly, basements in our health. The relative humidity in the odor was gone, and since it was win-
rainy climate are prone to leaks. average crawl space, says Lombardi, ter, I saw my house heat up faster
When newly built, basements typi- is around 70% or 80% year-round, and my heating bill go down.
cally receive little to no exterior wa- an excellent mold-growing medium.

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Sheds | Tiny Gardens | Saunas
The new owner of a Modern-Shed, Sheila Meehan, enjoys her outdoor space in northeast Portland with friends.

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Modern Shed balances the desire
for escape with the timeless
yearning for community.

Written by Addie Hahn Photos by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli

Sheila Meehans home try, says Tim Vack, general manager. be broken down and reassembled in
Once they are in and involved, a new location.
oce is only steps away
people want to stay in their neigh- William Arens and his wife, in
from her 1926 house in borhoods, stay in their homes and Lincoln City, considered remodeling
Northeast Portland. do something with them. People are their home to add on a small dedi-
The light-lled, 120-square-foot also tired of being in debt, he adds. cated workout room, but remodeling
room by the outbuilding experts For a craft studio, exercise costs were daunting. Modern Shed
at Modern-Shed allows her to room, guest quarters, a Man Cave built them a 10 x 12 structure at a
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licensing agent and tune out noises same: a small, dedicated team helps equipment, an entertainment center
that were not easily ignored in her homeowners conrm square footage, and a cozy porch.
former oce in the second bedroom ceiling height, window conguration Its been the best thing, says
of her house. and orientation. An average of four Arens. Whoever is out there can be
The building has helped me to be to ve weeks after drawings are as loud as they want. It was a great
a better agent, she explains. It al- complete, a series of panels made experience working with the crew
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six plants for

Written by Bonnie Bruce of Illustrations by Katy Dockrill
With small gardens, its important to choose plants that will mature to the appropriate size
and not become huge. These are some great options.

Mounding evergreen with
shiny, heart-shaped leaves.
Produces small white blooms.
Grows to 12 inches high.
Likes partial shade.
Water regularly.
Many varieties. Includes delicate
CHAMAECYPARIS blush of burgundy running down
LAWSONIANA the center of each frond.
Dwarf evergreen conifer with Grows 12 to 15 high,
blue/gray/green foliage. 12to 24 in diameter.
Columnar and compact. Likes shade.
Grows slowly up to 6 feet.
Water regularly.
Likes sun or light shade.
Somewhat drought tolerant.

Early blooming, evergreen grass
with lime green strappy leaves which
age to golden and create a bright spot
in the garden. At maturity, it will form a
Edible groundcover blueberry.
clump 18 to 20 in diameter. Likes
Small, oval evergreen leaves
partial shade to full sun.
tinged with orange, white spring
Water regularly.
owers and edible berries.
Grows 12 to 15 high,
TAXUS BACCATA 18 to 20 in diameter.
Evergreen conifer. New growth Likes full sun.
is bright golden aging to dark Water regularly.
green with red bell-shaped
berries in winter. Narrow and
compact size is perfect for tight
spaces. Matures to 7 high and
18 diameter. Likes full sun.
Somewhat drought tolerant.

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Written by Addie Hahn Photos by Todd Eckleman

As anyone who has expe- sist of an insulated room in a clear the Tarkiainens introduced their
softwood and a heater with heated two children, who are now adults,
rienced an Oregon rainy
stones. When water is poured over to saunas beginning at just a
season knows, the damp- the hot rocks, humidity can rise to month old.
ness can leave you chilled up to 45%. Saunas, the Tarkiainens Finlandia Sauna oers two op-
even under a thick sweat- say, have a rich cultural history and tions to customers: a precut package
can be life-changing for those who that provides the interior parts to
er. A traditional Finnish sauna is
use them as a regular ritual. t inside a homeowner constructed
the perfect warming antidote to
Finnish saunas were born over frame or a prefabricated model in
stormy Northwest winters, and
a couple thousand years ago, says lockable sections. Popular western
the health benets extend to users
Marilyn. They provide the deepest red cedar gives o a lovely, woodsy
whatever the conditions outdoors.
cleansing bath in the world and are aroma.
Oregonians can order their own
considered sacred. When Finns take Saunas can easily become a
model, made locallyPortland is
saunas, its about nourishment. treasured daily ritual that provide a
home to the largest privately owned
Additional health benets of space for unwinding, alone or with
sauna manufacturing facility in the
saunas include relaxation, skin friends or family. Whether located
U.S., Finlandia Sauna, founded over
clearing, allergy relief, a reduction inside a house or outdoors, they are
50 years ago by Finn native Reino
in arthritis symptoms and even an attractive feature for prospective
Tarkiainen and his wife, Marilyn.
a potential improvement in sleep homebuyers. We believe everyone
Unlike steam baths or cheaply
quality. As is often the tradition, should have a sauna, says Marilyn.
72 made infrareds, Finnish saunas con-

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Tips for buying and selling your home


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Todays buyers place a priority on homes
that are aordable and sustainable.

REALTOR brokerage
in the Pacic
EcoPro Realty specializes in helping Northwest. Ive al-
individuals, families and businesses nd ways been an entrepreneur. EcoPro
energy-efcient, sustainable and health- Realty Group is one of several
startups in my business career.
conscious places to call home.
Elba I. Cox is a Certied EcoBroker. To achieve this well-respected
certication, realtors engage in ongoing training to help them In todays world, consumers and
(and, in turn, their clients) understand what truly makes a home real estate professionals have
green. They learn about EnergyStar and other energy-eciency access to almost the same data.
Realizing that, I stress service,
programs, environmentally sensitive design, factors that can af-
service, service. That is what sets
fect indoor air quality and much more. us apart from the rest of our col-
A Puerto Rico native, Cox worked as a teacher, marketing leagues. The best way to satisfy our
professional, airline executive and antique-store owner before clients needs is to be sensitive and
anticipate what each individual
starting EcoPro Realty Group in 2008.
needs and wants. The ability to do
In May she was selected as a consultant for the A&E network that comes with experience, solid
series Unplugged Nation, which showcases sustainable, o-the- education, knowledge and a pas-
grid housing. Her motto has always been where there is turmoil, sion for oering our clients more
value for their investment.
there is opportunity, and this applies to her unbroken passion
for helping people nd their dream green homes in Oregon, WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING
Washingtonand, soon, Puerto Rico.
Todays buyers place a priority on
homes that are aordable and sus-
tainable. I am prepared to identify
specic sustainability features that
I do quite a bit with commercial property,
could potentially bring value to the
but I specialize in residential, single-
seller or buyer.
WRITTEN BY family homes. Working with rst-time
Another trend is multigenera-
Sophia McBennett homebuyers has a soft spot in my heart.
tional housing. The high cost of
PHOTOS BY I get to use a lot of my teaching back-
housing and extraordinary impact
Branden Harvey ground, which makes it a most rewarding
of the retiring baby boomers has
REALTOR created a need to have several gen-
Elba I. Cox WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO START erations sharing homes. In-laws,
YOUR OWN FIRM? quarters are very desirable The main reason I decided to open EcoPro right now!
Realty Group is that I saw the need for a

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Sellwood. Sold in 5 days. NE 32nd: $649,900, Alberta
Arts. Sold in 5 days. SW Capitol Highway: $351,000, SW
Portland. Sold in 3 days.

I have lived in Oregon my

whole life and have a very
intimate knowledge
of Portland.

As a native Oregonian, Austin Sabin is passionate about helping
homebuyers nd their nest in our beautiful state.

WHY DID YOU BECOME A REALTOR? understand how their future home
My father and I started attending the Portland Street might appreciate. Ive created a team
of Dreams together when I was a child, and thats of the best contractors and inspectors to
where my love of homes grew. I help with anything a homeowner may need.
thought I would be an architect,
but I really loved the idea of HOW IMPORTANT IS GOOD CREDIT TO GET A
helping families nd their HOME LOAN?
dream homes. Thats what keeps Even if you dont have perfect credit, you can still
me passionate about my career qualify to buy a home. And for those who qualify, there
Sophia McBennett
every day. are great loan programs that oer as little as zero per-
PHOTOS BY cent down to buy a home.
YOU AN ADVANTAGE? The current market is very fast-paced. There is a very low inventory of homes available on the market and a Absolutely. I have a very inti-
mate knowledge of Portland. lot of people looking to buy. It is important to be preap-
Im always exploring the proved to buy a home when you begin looking and to
up-and-coming neighborhoods to help my clients understand exactly how much you can aord. A real es-
tate professional can help with these things and more.

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We work strictly on commission. We do all
the work, pay all the expenses and write
the client a check at the end. All they do is
give us a key.

COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM TOP:: Newton sets a meticulously maintained antique wall clock; sold
for $225. Vintage Chinese theater opera dolls; sold for $185. Reproduction stained-glass lamp sits
comfortably among authentic European and Asian decorative items.


Your homea place where you raised your family, celebrated
successes, mourned losses and lived your life for years. Now
youre tempted by a more urban lifestyle. Maybe youre curi-
ous about Portlands Pearl district, or the South Waterfront, WRITTEN BY
Pam Jordan
or one of the new apartments in the Lloyd district -- some-
where you can hop on the MAX or one of Portlands streetcars Jason Kaplan
to get around. Maybe youre tired of the challenges of caring Gary Newton
for a home. But how do you downsize a home with a lifetime

of furniture, clothes and collectibles without the headache

purging can bring? Donating your items feels uncomfortable.
A garage sale sounds overwhelming. Continued on next page


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1978 Star Wars action gure, Blue Snaggle-
ESTATE SALE GOODS tooth. Sold for $230.

We work strictly on commission, says

Gary Newton with PEERLESS Estate Sales.
We do all the work, pay all the expenses
and write the client a check. All they do is
Turn-of-the-century give us a key. We make it eortless.
Victorian brides bowl.
Fair market value
Although estate sales is in the name
(FMV) $495. of his company, Newton says liquidat-
ing the contents of homes of isnt some-
thing he does just for the families of people who
have passed away.
Moving sales are just as common as estate
sales. The goal is an empty house, and the
service to get you there is exactly the same, says
Newton. Were here to make it happen in the
fastest, most ecient and economical way
Once the client agrees to work with PEERLESS,
its appraisers, project managers, merchandisers,
stagers and salespeople organize every item, insist-

Oil on canvas entitled Mt. Hood From the ing that clients hang onto everything, because with
Marshes,by Charles C. McKim, 1893-1939. FMV their expertise, they can turn items you might think
$15,000. are worthless into money.
Almost everything that wasnt nailed down or
wasnt a permanent part of the house was sold, says
Judith Schull, a client of Peerless. Schull downsized
from a 4,300-square-foot home in Damascus to
Contemporary gold move to a two-bedroom luxury condominium in
Aurene art glass vase
by Lundberg Studios.
Sherwood. After an initial walkthrough of her home
FMV $295. with Newton, Schull felt comfortable enough to sign
a contract, and Peerless went to work organizing,
pricing and displaying everything in Schulls home
in a way that made the most of the items. When it
was all said and done, Schull walked away with more
than $10,000.
Can you pick the
Had I tried to do it on my own, I might not
early Boy Scout
Jamboree patch have gotten more than $500. His team has so much
that made this lot knowledge, and it was such peace of mind, having
sell for $1,578?
him taking care of everything. It was wonderful, and
we had great success with the sale! says Schull.
Everything being the key word. PEERLESS
insists that clients do not clean up or throw out any-
thing before the sale. Once the sale is over, Newtons

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Midcentury modern-style pieces are the hottest selling,
highest priced and rarest to be found. Victorian is
nearly out and accessories are most popular with older
customers. Shabby chic is still very sellable with more
inventory available but moderate prices. Its about
decorating with one-of-a-kind pieces.

team cleans out the home, leaving it in turnkey condition for the in order to sell them for a higher price than the actual
next owner or a real estate agent to list. estate sale could bring in for all of us, says Georges.
They took only ve days to sort my goods, price them, have a For Newton, the most important part of his business
sale the next two days and have the house cleaned out by Monday is building trust and establishing relationships with his
at 2:00 p.m., says Linda Georges another PEERLESS client. She clients that last after the sale.
and her husband downsized from a four story home in SW Port- For many of our clients, we oer the solution to an
land to a condo in the same part of town. overwhelming situation when theyre faced with noth-
Gary made it go seamlessly. I had actually contracted another ing but deadlines, says Newton.
agency to handle my estate sale. They pulled out with two weeks We ask for their condence at the beginning of the
to go before the sale was to happen. Gary stepped in immediately, process, because we know will have earned it at the end.
without questions. When its time to face both your collections and your
What Georges appreciated the most was Newtons honesty, his accumulations, Newton has a piece of advice: If youre
teams ability to display her items in an appealing and professional torn about parting with something special but theres
manner, and his knowledge of the value of the items they were no room for it in your new home, take a photo of it, he
selling. says. The object will be gone after your moving sale, but
He even took some of my materials and put them on eBay the memoriesthe relationshipswill last forever.


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Oregon Homes
Written by Ryan Voelker Photos by Jason Kaplan


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perience in the industry. Colorhouse Paint
The winners of Oregon Homes
The rst meeting
Free Room Makeover contest Thompson had with Er-
Fresh Coat
were the Probst family, a ika and Brad began with of Portland
an engaging interview
clan of four who live at to learn who they were
the edge of a picturesque as people and also gauge John Thompson
what needed to be done Designer
neighborhood in Hillsboro. with the room. One of

The contest allowed them an opportu- the things that was vital
nity to completely transform their living to Erika and Brad was to make the living room more adult-
room with the help of a professional local like, Thompson explains. But they also have small children,
designer. Along the way, they faced an array of so the challenge was nding a way to make it an adult space
challenges ranging from a tight budget to a tight space, and all that would also be family friendly.
while working around the needs of two young children. But in Thompson quickly discovered that the Probsts are an
adventurous family with a deep love for the outdoors. Erika
I remember seeing the contest online herself is originally from Alaska and regularly takes her fam-
late one night and I thought, My life is ily back to visit. With this information, Thompson developed
a design plan to help open the existing space as well as utilize
pretty chaotic. Id like a pretty room, the fun characteristics of the family for a theme in the room.
the end, they turned a previously cluttered living room into a I wanted it to have a homemade feel, Thompson
sophisticated yet accessible space that perfectly showcases the explains as he reviews the process. He points out Alaskan
familys unique spirit. artwork and family photos proudly dispersed throughout
I remember seeing the contest online late one night and I the room as being key to creating a custom aesthetic for the
thought, My life is pretty chaotic. Id like a pretty room, says space. We found dierent little containers to help declutter
matriarch of the family Erika Probst, with a laugh as she carried the toys, but we also wanted the room to be fun and visually
around her youngest boy, Sawyer. interesting with all the dierent collections they have, he
The news of winning came as a pleasant surprise to not says.
only revive a room but also save a little bit of her sanity as well. To help maximize more space, they replaced two bulky
I remember I was having a bit of a rough go at the time. My chairs with a beautiful old church pew, discovered by Erika
six-week-old son had colic, and I had just made the decision not while braving Camas Antiques with her two boys. As part of
to go back to my 15-year career as a nurse, Erika explains. So I their Free Room Makeover, they got free expert painting by
was feeling this sense of loss, and then I got the phone call that Fresh Coat of Portland and free paint from Colorhouse. They
Id won. It helps to have something good happen when youve chose Colorhouses STONE .06 paint, a warm rich neutral
given something up, so it was really good timing. color, and repositioned the rest of the rooms furniture for a
Over the course of more than six years living in the house nal touch.
and raising two kids, the existing space of their living room was Id originally thought a darker-colored paint would make
gradually overtaken by toys and various clutter. It became such the room feel smaller, it actually did exactly the opposite,
a point of concern for Erika and her husband, Brad, that they Erika says while admiring Thompsons work. The way this
worried there was nothing to be done to save the space. Brad room works now, we gained a lot more space.
was even to the point where he was looking into other houses, Now that the transformation of their living room is com-
Erika says. But the contest was a perfect opportunity to see plete, Erika and Brad have not only put their house hunting
how we can still make the house work for us. to rest but are also eager to put their newfound design expe-
And in came John Thompson, interior designer and design rience into further use. Our next big project is to help our
teacher at Portland Community College with over 20 years, ex- kids design their own rooms, Erika reveals with a smile.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Artwork in the living room includes watercolors by Brenda Schwartz
Yeager of Wrangell, AK and a metal sculpture above the replace by Brad Lorang of Cascade Locks,
WA. A beautiful, hand-carved box was found at Curiosities, a vintage mall in Beaverton, OR. John 81
Thompson the interior designer. An old church pew from Camas Antiques adds comfort and storage.

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BOOK 6 President's Message

9 Award Winners

15 Finding the Right Remodeler

16 Resource Guide

21 Member Index

Appliances/Appliance 19
Building Materials 19
Cabinets 19
Fireplace Suppliers 19
Floor Covering Suppliers 19
Heating & Cooling 19
Marble/Stone 19
Millwork 20
Green Building 17
Paint Suppliers 20
Hardwood Floor 17
Plumbing Suppliers 20
Tools 20
Heating & Cooling 17
Utilities 20
Historical Renovation 18
Window Suppliers 20

Weatherization 18 PROFESSIONAL
Kitchen Remodeler 18 SERVICES

Landscape & Architects 20
Maintenance 18 Attorneys 20
Masonry 18 Designers 20
Paint Suppliers 18 Energy Consultant 20
CONTRACTORS Plumbing Contractors 18 Financial Services 20
Additions 16 Residential Remodel 18 Insulation/Weatherization 20
Asbestos Removal 16 Retaining Walls 19 Insurance 20
Cabinets 16 /Stonework Liens 20
Closet/Closet Organizer 16 Roong Contractors 19 Media 20
Countertops 16 Siding 19 Recycling 20
Design & Build Remodeler 16 Water Damage 19 Non-Prot Volunteer 20
Electrical Contractors 17 Restoration Organization
Fabricated Metals 17 Waterproong & Repair 19
Fire/Smoke & Damage Repair 17 Window Contractors 19 Jim Kreipe of Square Deal
Window Suppliers 19 Remodeling. Troy Young of
Garage Doors & Openers 17
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President's Message

Quality Products at
Every Price Level REMODELING

OW! 2015 is turning into a banner year
for our members. All professionals in
the remodeling industry are very busy and
their great work re-enforces the homeown-
ers decision to improve their existing home rather than
moving. The value of staying in your own home has never been greater.
Remodeling is an exciting time for homeowners as it is full of challenges
and rewards. Selecting a professional remodeler is the rst step in assuring a
successful project. Borrowing rates are still very low which makes remodel-
ing projects more aordable. So if you are considering remodeling part or all
of your home, now may be the time to make it a reality. So how do you nd a
professional remodeler?
By reading this ORA/NARI Sourcebook you are well on your way. The pro-
fessionals listed in the ORA/NARI Sourcebook are members of the Oregon Re-
modelers Association, a chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling

Decorative Plumbing Industry (NARI). Being a member of ORA/NARI means professional remodelers
adhere to a code of ethics in their business practice, along with other industry
Door Hardware professionals such as suppliers, designers, and architects. Together we work to
Cabinet Hardware promote professionalism and integrity in the remodeling industry.
With all the new technology in home improvement, there are many prod-
Lighting ucts and questions homeowners will need answers to. The ORAs website www.
Steam/Bathtub or are websites with valuable information
to help consumers nd the answers to their questions plus nd the right profes-
Bathroom Cabinets
sional and products for your project.
Bath Accessories Members of ORA/NARI are also dedicated individuals helping our communi-
ty. ORA/NARI partners with a non prot organization called ReFIT. ReFIT was
started by an ORA/NARI members who joined together to help another mem-
bers son after an accident. ReFIT is dedicated to helping those in our communi-
333 N.W. 16th Avenue ties who wish to stay in their homes and live with dignity while battling physical
Portland, Oregon
challenges. ORA/NARI partners with ReFIT to donate time and resources so it
can continue helping members of our community.
Washington I am very proud to be a member of this great organization and hope encour-
12001 N.E. 12th St. #38
Bellevue, Washington age you to use an ORA/NARI member for your project.
800-574-4312 DEBBIE ANDERSON, President of the ORA

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Excavation and Renovation
from Underground to Second Story

Debbie Anderson
Contract Furnishings Mart


Robert Kraft MCR, CKBR, CMB

Kraft Custom Construction


Allen Tankersley

CONSTRUCTION INC. Cornerstone Builders, Inc.


Wade Freitag CR
Craftsman Design and Renovation,


Scott Riggs CR, CKBR

Riggs & Martin, Inc.

Oregon Remodelers Association (ORA) is a

62-year-old, statewide 501(c)(6) trade asso-
ciation, a chapter of the National Association
of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). ORA is
dedicated to the advancement and promotion
of the remodeling industry and professional
remodeling contractors. ORA strives to main-
tain ethical standards of service for remodeling
ORA's mission is to enhance the ability of
member rms to succeed nancially, improve
the image of the remodeling industry, provide
opportunities to facilitate a unied voice and
implement eduaction and networking opportu-
nities for member rms.


147 SE 102nd Avenue, Portland, OR

503.722.5295 97216 | Phone: 503.788.2274

Fax: 503.253.9172 | 800.863.9119
92 Proud Members of the Oregon Remodelers
Association since 2007

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Oregon Remodelers Association/NARI is proud to

present the winners of the Outstanding Remodeling
Achievement Awards for 2015. Each of the projects
featured represents that remodelers unique response
to the needs of the client.


Sedwick of Square Deal Remodeling,
Sandi Erdman and Martha Kerr of
Neil Kelly, Wade Freitag of Craftsman
Design and Renovation.

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UNDER $100,000
Full Circa Inc.
5033099726 CCB#: 75725
The historic Italianate/Eastlake style Earnest & Elizabeth
Spencer House c.1884 was moved during the construction of the
East Broadway bridgehead to a prominent raised double lot in the
newly plotted Irvington neighborhood c. 1911 by Captain John
Irving. The famous riverboat captain remodeled the house for his
daughter in the Mission Style c. 1911 at 12th and Knott.
The year 2014 brought the nal phase of a multi-year eort
to accurately restore the 1908 remodel to its former aesthetic and
structural splendor after decades of deferred maintenance. We de-
constructed the rst and second oor porch, deck and balustrades
and rebuilt the built-in gutter system, being careful to retain as
much of the original material as possible. The homes usable ma-
terial, 1 x 8 v-groove shiplap, from the 1911 second story porch
roof 1/2 wall railing was removed and stored in the basement. We
also safely removed many layers of peeling paint and a 60 year old
asbestos roof from the entire structure.

OVER $250,000
Craftsman Design & Renovation
5032396200 CCB# 131520
While the homeowners liked the coziness of their
Craftsman bungalow, it suered from an awkward entry,
disjointed rooms, and an unworkable kitchen. A 1960s re-
model compromised much of the homes charm and period
features, and compounded the dark and claustrophobic feel
of the home.
In this whole house renovation, we improved the layout
to make the most of every inch of space, especially in the
tiny kitchen, and create unity and better trac ow among
the rooms. For instance, we added two feet to the kitchens
width by removing a chimney and closet, and recong-
uring an adjacent hallway. The homes 1912 origins were
reinforced with a newly dened entryway, restored period
details throughout, and a kitchen and bathroom remodel
that authenticate the Craftsman genre. Energy-saving up-
grades and the addition of a second-oor bathroom further
enhance the clients enjoyment of their home.


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UNDER $250,000
Square Deal Remodeling
503-254-4156 CCB# 79188
A newly retired couple searching Portland for more
than a year came upon a house that everyone else had
passed over. While the home looked unloved, and un-
lovely, they knew that underneath a beauty was waiting
to emerge. Taking on this major remodeling challenge,
the couple jumped right in with a vision and a budget
to move the kitchen and open it up to combined dining
room/living room space going from one end of the
house to the other- without signicant structural costs,
securing space for laundry and butlers pantry in the old
kitchen location, and enlarging the master to provide
room for a luxury walk-in tile shower. Surface products
selected are durable and economical plastic laminate,
engineered wood and luxury vinyl. The re-landscaped
front yard, recongured front porch, along with the
natural materials chosen for the driveway, bring out this
homes true personality and welcoming spirit.


$30,000 $60,000
Neil Kelly Company
503-288-7461 CCB# 001663
Our clients were downsizing from a 4200 square foot home to a
2000 square foot home, and their remodeling wish list included
a kitchen that felt more open for entertaining. Their storage
needs were considerable, and the space needed to work well for
two cooks.
By changing the oor covering in the adjoining spaces, we
integrated the kitchen space to create a comfortable area to
entertain. The new cabinet layout met their desire to maximize
storage and still have a functional kitchen with adequate coun-
tertop for food prep and serving. The work triangle in the new
space allowed two cooks to work comfortably without running
into each other.
Our clients also wanted a wow factor in the new design.
Bold red cabinetry was the perfect choice. The white counter-
tops (neolith) and whitewalls and oor covering kept the space
light and bright. Wrapping the peninsula countertop with the
waterfall edge completed the design in an interesting way.


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$60,000 $100,000
Dale's Remodeling
5033707609 CCB# 59300
The object was to expand three existing spaces separated
by bearing walls; including the kitchen, dining room and
living room, into one large, open layout with innovative space
solutions and functionality, while implementing the clients
personal style. Functionality for entertaining was achieved
with additional cooking and prep areas. Space was added
so that multiple people could work and gather comfortably.
We used bright colors, a depth-varying backsplash and a
barnwood accent wall to really give this kitchen a personality.
Accent lighting enhanced the space dramatically while an
open layout with deep cabinetry provided clever hidden stor-
age solutions. Nook-style bench seating introduces another
source for storage built in below. Other features add to the
space as a whole for both cooking and entertaining with the
center island prep sink, dual oven, hot/cold water dispenser
and pot-ller creating this one of a kind entertaining space.


OVER $150,000
Square Deal Remodeling
503-254-4156 CCB#: 79188
These homeowners waited a long time living with a very inef-
cient and ugly kitchen so they could remodel properly when
they were ready. The goal of replacing the kitchen was easy
compared to their other requests: Remove several interior walls
to open up two adjacent rooms, create a more open oor plan
to suit their entertaining lifestyle, and provide a visual lift to
their 8 main oor ceiling.
The upper half of the staircase to the basement was re-
aligned to de-emphasize its position in the middle of the open
area. This allowed space for a buet which provides extra stor-
age and staging area outside the kitchen for entertaining.
A single skylight was recongured to create a faux vaulted
eect over the kitchen island, opening up the room dramatical-
ly, bringing in natural light and that high ceiling feel they loved.
Design aesthetic was inspired by nature, with a calm peace-
ful undertone.



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UNDER $25,000
Neil Kelly Company
503-288-7461 CCB# 001663
Our clients live in a 1982 colonial home that has a touch of Tuscany avor.
Their goal was to create a dramatic new feel in their powder room. This is the
room that is used by guests, so a bit of wow was expected.
The existing bath was true 1980s style, right down to the baby blue rued
sink and toilet. To follow along with the Tuscan feel of the kitchen just down
the hall we went for dramatic lines and textures.
For cabinets we used a raised panel in soft yellow tones with a brown glaze.
They are visually supported with black ball feet to balance with the polished
granite countertop. The live edge back splash is hand chiseled and then
smoothed to add dimension to the small space. The sink is cast bronze with a
complimentary waterfall oset faucet. The mirror, accessories and lights were
chosen to blend with the xtures.
The oor is existing hardwood that ows from the hallway. The nishing
touch is the handcrafted Venetian wall plaster in a combination of colors to
soften and nish o the space.
The overall eect is rich, warm and an extension of the adjoining spaces.


$75,000 $100,000
Neil Kelly Company
503-288-7461 CCB# 001663
The home was constructed in 1979, and the clients had been living with the original
bathroom for the many years they have owned it. With only a small tub and no
shower, it was functionally not serving their needs and the surfaces and xtures
were very tired.
Being empty nesters, they had designated his and hers Master Baths. Hers is
this project, o the bedroom, and his is across the hall (also received a remodel).
What she wanted for her bathroom was a sanctuary with all the creature comforts;
a whirlpool tub with many extra amenities, a rain head, hand held, and body sprays
in the shower, and a heated tile oor plus heat in the exhaust fan.
She wanted an uncluttered, clean space, but with beautiful eye catching details.
The cabinets are walnut for the visual richness of the wood and the mosaic with its
understated wave design is Calcatta Marble. To allow those materials to stand out
the o white eld tile is a matte nish with a very subtle wave texture.
With no window in the room, light was an issue. So we widened the existing
skylight well to spread across the width of the room. The client requested all light-
ing be LED, so we added recessed lighting in the ceiling and a couple of sconces at
the vanity all LED and dimmable.


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UNDER $250,000
Craftsman Design & Renovation
5032396200 CCB# 131520
With meticulous attention to every detail, we took the exterior
of this long-neglected 1889 Victorian from a deteriorating eyesore
to a beautiful representation of its period. For authenticity, we ref-
erenced historic photos to accurately recreate the homes original
exterior and salvaged as much of the original material as possible,
including individual balusters from the balconies.
The restoration was completed with materials and craftsman-
ship that blend seamlessly with the 125-year-old home and will
help it endure for decades to come. One of the greatest challeng-
es was convincingly integrating new and patched wood elements,
from custom-turned porch posts to minute dentil blocks. A
master wood-turner recreated damaged or missing features,
including balustrades, newel posts and larger porch posts, using
mahogany for longevity. The paint scheme eschews the kaleido-
scopic Painted Lady genre for a more limited palette, which
better reects the homes origins and allows the architectural
details to speak for themselves.


Miller Paint

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RESOURCE GUIDE ORA MEMBER LIST Tualatin, OR 97062 Craftsman Design and Mac-Bo, LLC
CONTRACTORS 503.523.7324 Renovation, LLC Edwin Hesse Wade Freitag, CR PO Box 11156
ADDITIONS 837 SE 27th Ave. Portland, OR 97211
Renovation Innovations, Inc. DESIGN BUILD Portland, OR 97214 503.282.1841
Robert Hansen, BSIE REMODELER 503.239.6200
2015 SE Clatsop St. Cooper Design Builders, Inc.
Portland, OR 97202 Sherri White Mountainwood Homes, Inc.
503.283.5463 720 NE Flanders St., #200 Fleschner Construction LLC Robert Wood, CMB Portland, OR 97232 Ashley W. Fleschner 8324 SW Nimbus Ave.
503.282.0545 7416 SW 33rd Ave. Beaverton, OR 97008
ASBESTOS Portland, OR 97219 503.746.7338
ATEZ, Inc. 503.412.9839
Robert Kinyon Cornerstone Builders, Inc.
23525 Hwy. 99 E Allen Tankersley, CR, CKBR, CAPS Neil Kelly Design/Build
Harrisburg, OR 97446 7849 SW Cirrus Dr. Kaufman Homes, Inc. Remodeling
541.995.6008 Beaverton, OR 97008 Kent Kaufman, CR Tom Kelly, CR 503.671.9538 3625 Kashmir Way SE 804 N Alberta St. Salem, OR 97317 Portland, OR 97217
503.370.8390 503.335.9216
Kitchens and More NW Craftsman Construction &
Drew Tolmie Homes, LLC
PO Box 668 Chris Pete, CR, CMB L. Evans Design Group, Inc. Powell Construction
Hillsboro, OR 97123 9850 SW Denney Rd. Linda Evans, CKD, CBD, CAPS Tom Powell
503.648.0499 Beaverton, OR 97008 4600 Alder St. 2025 SE 3rd St. 503.998.8027 West Linn, OR 97068 Corvallis, OR 97333 971.404.1241 541.752.0805
Russell Moss Construction
Russ Moss
845 NW Dunbar, #110,
Troutdale, OR 97060

Portland Closet Company
John Grout
1120 NW 14th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
503.274.0942 0,//:25.
FloForm Countertops
Thomas Ritchie
9220 SW Nimbus Ave., #C
Beaverton, OR 97008

Precision Countertops, Inc.

Karey Hoffman
PO Box 387
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Quartz and Granite

Countertops Inc. 
Dion Melchor
19350 SW 89th Ave., #A

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Beaverton, OR 97008 Multiphase Electric Oregon Home Improvement
Rainbow Valley Design & 503.616.8592 Dave Gackle Co. dba OHI Con
Construction 20701 S Monpano Overlook Dr. Rachel Carey George
Charles Radebaugh Oregon City, OR 97045 17255 SW Pilkington Rd.
785 Grant St. Tom Miller Remodeling, Inc. 503.631.4649 Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Eugene, OR 97402 Tom Miller, CR, CKBR 503.635.6248
541.342.4871 3636 SE Glenwood St. Portland, OR 97202 Northwinds Electric Co.
503.777.9080 Mike Skelton GARAGE DOORS &
Roloff Construction Inc. PO Box 5010 OPENERS
Nathalie Pillsbury Salem, OR 97304 Overhead Door Company of
PO Box 12142 Vanillawood 503.390.6335 Port/Vanc
Portland, OR 97212 James Yaker Bruce Koepke
503.245.0685 16354 Boones Ferry Rd. West Side Electric Co, Inc. PO Box 10576 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 Karl Jensen Portland, OR 97296
503.305.8830 1834 SE 8th Ave. 503.252.5111
Sitka Projects, LLC Portland, OR 97214
Brad Bowsher 503.231.1548
Cornelius, OR 97113 Aluna Schroeder DT Glass, Inc.
503.747.7492 920 SE Caruthers St. FABRICATED METALS Michael McKinney Portland, OR 97214 Solid Form Fabrication, Inc. 106 Molalla Ave.
503.238.1112 Deven Paolo Oregon City, OR 97045
Square Deal Remodeling PO Box 119 503.650.6373
Company, Inc. McMinnville, OR 97128
Chris Kreipe, AKBD ELECTRICAL 503.435.1400
Portland, OR 97216 A Better Electrical Company InterWorks, LLC
503.254.4156 Jim Walker FIRE/SMOKE & DAMAGE Jim Kitchin, CR, GCP 16869 SW 65th Ave., #373 REPAIR PO Box 14764
Lake Oswego, OR 97035 Kennedy Restoration Portland, OR 97293
Straight Line Design and 503.421.8534 David Hallin 503.233.3500
Remodeling LLC 315 SE 7th Ave.
Matt Williams Portland, OR 97214
6107 SW Murray Blvd. #404 503.234.0509 HARDWOOD FLOOR CONTRACTORS
D-Lux Hardwood Floors, Inc.
Doug Lux
7330 SW Macadam Ave.
STYLE THAT Portland, OR 97219


Domino Hardwood Floors, Inc.

Gretchen Moline
10062 SW Balmer Cir.
Portland, OR 97219


Specialty Heating & Cooling
Norman Matheis
7500 SW Tech Center Dr., # 130
Tigard, OR 97223

The Heating Specialist, Inc.

David N. Brent
9300 NE Halsey St.
Portland, OR 97220

Portland 824 NW 18th Ave (503) 222-1144

2015 Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

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HISTORICAL Wacker Remodel LLC David E. Benner Fine John Harvey Construction,
RENOVATION Scott Wacker, CR Remodeling Inc.
Full Circa, Inc. 1126 SE 52nd Ave. David Benner, CR John Harvey
Andrew R. Curtis, CR Portland, OR 97215 15740 NW Norwich St. 7079 NW Dogwood St.
4404 NE 16th Ave. 503.789.5250 Beaverton, OR 97006 Hillsboro, OR 97124
Portland, OR 97211 503.645.3763 503.969.2308
503.309.9726 LANDSCAPE & Kraft Custom Construction,
MAINTENANCE Double J Construction Inc. Inc.
INSULATION/ Landscape East & West Shawnda Horn Robert Kraft, MCR, CKBR, CMB
WEATHERIZATION Steve Stewart PO Box 2213 191 Kingwood Ave. NW
Gale Contractor Services, Inc. PO Box 430 Oregon City, OR 97045 Salem, OR 97304
William Hertford Clackamas, OR 97015 503.722.5295 503.635.7238
1900 W 39th St., #B- 207 503.256.5302 www.kraftcustomconstruction.
Vancouver, WA 98660 com
503.582.9292 Earthquake Tech MASONRY Steve Gemmell Leupitz Contractor, Inc.
Portland Chimney & Masonry, 210 SE Madison St. #1 Joe Hoda
RetroFoam of Oregon, LLC Inc. Portland, OR 97214 3760 Brooklake Rd. NE
Clancy Gould Bill Lee 503 282 4424 Salem, OR 97303
29030 SW Town Center Lp. E 1439 SE 122nd Ave., #M 503.463.0450
#202-212 Portland, OR 97233
Wilsonville, OR 97070 503.256.9140 F/X Repair & Remodeling
503.336.9276 Bob Alvis, CR, CKBR, CAPS Majic Painting 2950 NW 29th Ave. Jayson Carley
PAINT SUPPLIERS Portland, OR 97210 17110 NW Broken Top Dr.
United Subcontractors, Inc. Inside-Out Painting & 503.542.4442 Beaverton, OR 97006
Robert Boryska Cleaning 503.608.4545
14255 SW Galbreath Dr. Hilary Robbins
Sherwood, OR 97140 10701 SE Hwy. 212, #307 Forte Construction
503.625.9700 Clackamas, OR 97015 Stephen Maliszewski Markt & Company 503.557.7537 7316 SW Virginia Ave. Construction
Portland, OR 97219 Jonathan Markt, CR
KITCHEN REMODELER PLUMBING 503.740.0926 20490 S Sweetbriar Rd.
DC 2 Construction, Inc. CONTRACTORS West Linn, OR 97068
Dick Clarke Portland Plumbing Plus LLC 503.657.5557
3412 NE 127th St. Robert Shurte Hammer & Hand, Inc.
Vancouver, WA 98686 6819 SE 82nd Ave. Sam Hagerman
360.921.3037 Portland, OR 97266 1020 SE Harrison St. Moir Construction 503.933.1183 Portland, OR 97214 Steve Moir 503.232.2447 1390 Oak Dr.
Garden Home Interiors, LLC Eugene, OR 97404
Boone Remodel, Inc. 541.343.4396
8409 SW 57th Ave. Homemakers of Oregon, LLC
Portland, OR 97219 Denny Boone
Mary Tongue
503.292.8673 8835 SW Canyon Ln., #305
4207 SE Woodstock Blvd., #435 Mountain West Construction Portland, OR 97225
Portland, OR 97206 & Remodeling
503.239.7881 Dan Bolduc, CKBR
Kitchen Concepts Northwest, PO Box 546
LLC Sublimity, OR 97385
Dave Warren BSC General Contractors, Inc.
Hueller Construction, Inc. 503.580.7560
400 NE Division Bryan Schmitz
Kurt Hueller, CR
Gresham, OR 97030 3836 NE Skidmore St.
23955 N Fork Rd. SE
503.669.6802 Portland, OR 97211
Lyons, OR 97358 Olson & Jones Construction, 503.287.8814 503.859.3575 Inc. Greg Olson, CR
Macnsons Construction, Inc. PO Box 19563
Dennis McDonald City Home Improvement
IDS Remodeling, Inc. Portland, OR 97280
7888 SE 46th Ave. Ronald Best
Darcy DeGiovanni 503.244.7467
Portland, OR 97206 8811 NE Sandy Blvd.
2907 SW Luradel Ln.
503.317.0832 Portland, OR 97220
Portland, OR 97219
503.869.8356 Oregon Demolition
MPD Construction John LaBarge
Mike Dunnahoe, GCP 19992 S. End Rd.
PO Box 25013 Dales Remodeling, Inc.
J A W Construction Inc Oregon City, OR 97045
Portland, OR 97298 Kayla Van Lydegraf
John Wood 503.309.1122
503.341.8451 5514 Commercial St. SE
PO Box 2476
Salem, OR 97306
Gresham, OR 97030

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Orlando Construction Inc. SIDING National Builders Hardware
Jim Wilburn Joseph Ketner Construction PRODUCTS & Co.
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd., #446 Joseph Ketner SUPPLIERS Myla Fiesterman
Portland, OR 97214 PO Box 2409 1019 SE 10th Ave.
503.777.1127 Gresham, OR 97030 Portland, OR 97214 503.504.6263 APPLIANCES/APPLIANCE 503.233.5381 REFINISHING
Petrina Construction, Inc. BASCO - Builders Appliance
Joe Petrina WATER DAMAGE Supply Co. Parr Lumber
4505 NE Tillamook RESTORATION Kori Hasti Cynthia Ristuben
Portland, OR 97213 Synergy Restoration & 1411 NW Davis St. 5630 NW Century Blvd.
503.331.1669 Construction, LLC Portland, OR 97209 Hillsboro, OR 97124 Stuart Babicky 503.226.9235 503.690.7341
2435 SE 10th Ave.
Rainbow Valley Design & Portland, OR 97214
Construction 503.238.3870 Bradlee Distributors The Rebuilding Center
Stephen Williams Dan Studt Shane Endicott
3050 SE Division St., #205 503.968.1793 3625 N Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR 97202 WATERPROOFING & Portland, OR 97227
503.239.5958 REPAIR 503.331.9291 Johns Waterproofing Eastbank Contractor
Robin Ekloff Appliances
Riggs & Martin, Inc. 201 Airport Rd. Tom Dinsdale CABINETS
Scott Riggs, CR, CKBR Silverton, OR 97381 800 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Stone & Cabinet Outlet
14200 SE McLoughlin Blvd., #C 503.873.5650 Portland, OR 97214 Gail Maw
Milwaukie, OR 97267 503.954.1192 830 N Hayden Meadows Dr.
503.650.6786 www.ebcontractorappliances. Portland, OR 97217 WINDOW CONTRACTORS com 503.285.5606
Affordable Home Remodeling
Specktacular Home Co. Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
Remodeling Martin Smit, CRS Sue Blatner FIREPLACE SUPPLIERS
Mitch Speck, CR, CKBR 825 NE Division 824 NW 18th Ave. Lisacs Fireplaces & Stoves
45225 SE Paha Loop Dr. Gresham, OR 97030 Portland, OR 97209 Scott Ongley
Sandy, OR 97055 503.489.2130 503.222.1144 12518 NE Airport Way, #155
503.668.0710 Portland, OR 97230 503.261.1000
Champion Window Co. of Ferguson Showroom - Salem
Thordarson Construction Inc. Portland Amy Smolnik
Kristian Thordarson Rich Groff 2425 McGilchrist St. SE FLOOR COVERING
PO Box 2170 13009 NE David Circle Salem, OR 97302 SUPPLIERS
Clackamas, OR 97015 Portland, OR 97230 503.399.7473 Area Floors
503.250.2872 503.624.2678 Kelly Callaghan 8112 SE Foster Rd.
Standard TV & Appliance Portland, OR 97206
RETAINING WALLS/ Kemps Windows & Siding, Glenda McAdam 503.775.4391
STONEWORK Inc. 3600 SW Hall Blvd.
JP Stone Contractors Inc. Brett Kemp Beaverton, OR 97005
John P. Stone 16107 SE McLoughlin Blvd. 503.542.5119 Contract Furnishings Mart
8002 NE Hwy. 99 #B Milwaukie, OR 97267 Debbie Anderson
Vancouver, WA 98665 503.659.7587 15140 SE 82nd Dr.
503.209.5982 BUILDING MATERIALS Clackamas, OR 97015 Kilgore-Blackman Building 503.656.5277
ROOFING CONTRACTOR Henderson & Daughter Brian Bergstrom
CC&L Roofing Co. Windows & Doors 5444 Commercial St. SE HEATING & COOLING
Mike Cooper Scott Inman Salem, OR 97306 Service Now Heating &
3319 SE 92nd Ave. 11819 A NE Hwy. 99 503.581.1611 Cooling, Inc.
Portland, OR 97266 Vancouver, WA 98686 Kurt Wakefield
503.774.0928 503.284.4467 Lakeside Lumber Co. 12042 SE Sunnyside Rd. #359 Luke Morley Clackamas, OR 97015
10600 SW Tualatin-Sherwood 503.445.2440
Interlock Industries, Inc. Sunrise Window Services, LLC Rd., Tualatin, OR 97062
Bryan Laine Mike Murray 503.635.3693
PMB 425 26910 92nd Ave. NW, 18740 SE Cheldelin Rd. MARBLE/STONE
C-5, Stanwood, WA 98292 Boring, OR 97089 Pental Granite & Marble
425.438.8585 503.667.7509 Neil Czelder 3551 NW Yeon Ave.


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Portland, OR 97210 602 SE 11th Ave. FINANCIAL SERVICES
503.445.8600 Portland, OR 97214 Columbia Bank 503.972.6769 Sherrie Henson 19550 Molalla Ave., #139
MILLWORK Oregon City, OR 97045
McCoy Millwork UTILITIES 503.454.3306
Juli Wales NW Natural
342 SE Caruthers St. Keith Barrow
Portland, OR 97214 220 NW 2nd Ave. INSULATION/
503.236.0995 Portland, OR 97209 WEATHERIZATION 503.721.2486 Killers Pest Elimination Matthew White
Woodcrafters Lumber Sales 9498 SW Barbur Blvd, #312
Steve Penberthy Salem Electric Portland, OR 97219
212 NE 6th Ave. Jeff Lewis 503.777.3141
Portland, OR 97232 PO Box 5588 xnn{Unn
503.231.0226 Salem, OR 97304 OREGONREMODELERS.ORG 503.362.3601 INSURANCE INFO@OREGONREMODELERS.ORG Caerus Insurance
Miller Paint Company WINDOW SUPPLIERS 2545 SW Spring Garden St.,
Paul Steeber Milgard Windows & Doors #210
12812 NE Whitaker Way Tony Quatraro Portland, OR 97219
Portland, OR 97230 20789 SW 115th Ave. 503.719.7620
503.260.8442 Tualatin, OR 97062 503.682.3270 Elliott, Powell, Baden &
Powell Paint Center Baker, Inc.
Geoff Cole Wolter Van Doorninck
5205 SE Powell Blvd. 1521 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97206 PROFESSIONAL Portland, OR 97205
503.775.3642 SERVICES 503.227.1771
Chown Hardware In-House Architecture Building Materials Dealers
Kaye Powell Susan Collard Association
333 NW 16th Ave. 3734 SE Morrison St. Gwyneth Matras
Portland, OR 97209 Portland, OR 97214 1006 SE Grand Ave., #301
503.243.6500 503.238.6871 Portland, OR 97214 503.208.3763
Consolidated Supply Co./ John Hasenberg Architect
Fixture Gallery John Hasenberg MEDIA
Marilyn Jones 2104 NE 45th Ave. Oregon Home Magazine
2710 Pringle Rd. SE Portland, OR 97213 (Mediamerica) LOOKING TO REMODEL
Salem, OR 97302 503.281.3313 Snow Blackwood LOOKING
503.779.2882 715 SW Morrison St. #800
Portland, OR 97205 YOUR HOME? Whether you are interested in
ATTORNEYS 503.445.8816 updating
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A ELLIOTT, POWELL, BADEN & LAKESIDE LUMBER CO. .......................19 Q
A BETTER ELECTRICAL COMPANY BAKER, INC................................................ 20 QUARTZ AND GRANITE
LANDSCAPE EAST & WEST ..............18
.............................................................................17 ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON......... 20 COUNTERTOPS INC. ..............................16
AREA FLOORS ...........................................19 M CONSTRUCTION EUGENE ..................17
ATEZ, INC......................................................16 MAC-BO, LLC ..............................................16 RAINBOW VALLEY DESIGN &
B FLESCHNER CONSTRUCTION LLC16 .............................................................................18 REMODELING FOR INDEPENDENCE
FLOFORM COUNTERTOPS.................16 MAJIC PAINTING ......................................18 TOGETHER A NON-PROFIT ............. 20
SUPPLY CO. .................................................19
BOONE REMODEL, INC. .......................18
CONSTRUCTION.......................................18 RETROFOAM OF OREGON, LLC .....18
BRADLEE DISTRIBUTORS ..................19 FULL CIRCA, INC. .....................................18
MCCOY MILLWORK............................... 20 RIGGS & MARTIN, INC. ..........................19
INC. ...................................................................18 MEDIAMERICA-OREGON HOME ROLOFF CONSTRUCTION INC. .......17
MAGAZINE ................................................. 20
BUILDING MATERIALS DEALERS INC. ...................................................................18 RUSSELL MOSS CONSTRUCTION..16
ASSOCIATION .......................................... 20 METRO RESOURCE
C H MILGARD WINDOWS & DOORS .... 20 SALEM ELECTRIC................................... 20
CAERUS INSURANCE .......................... 20 HAMMER & HAND, INC. ........................18
CC&L ROOFING CO. ...............................19 HENDERSON & DAUGHTER COOLING, INC. ...........................................19
MOIR CONSTRUCTION .........................18
CHAMPION WINDOW CO. OF WINDOWS & DOORS .............................19 SITKA PROJECTS, LLC ..........................17
PORTLAND ..................................................19 MOUNTAIN WEST CONSTRUCTION
& REMODELING.........................................18
I MPD CONSTRUCTION ...........................18 SPECKTACULAR HOME
CHOWN HARDWARE........................... 20 IDS REMODELING, INC. ........................18 REMODELING .............................................19
MULTIPHASE ELECTRIC.......................16
COLUMBIA BANK................................... 20 INTERLOCK INDUSTRIES, INC..........19 SQUARE DEAL REMODELING
NATIONAL BUILDERS HARDWARE COMPANY, INC. .........................................17
CONSOLIDATED SUPPLY CO/ INTERWORKS, LLC..................................17 CO......................................................................19
FIXTURE GALLERY ............................... 20 STANDARD TV & APPLIANCE ..........19
CONTRACT FURNISHINGS MART ..19 REMODELING .............................................17 STONE & CABINET OUTLET ..............19
J A W CONSTRUCTION INC...............18
JOHN HARVEY CONSTRUCTION, REMODELING LLC ...................................17
CORNERSTONE BUILDERS, INC. ....16 INC. ...................................................................18 NW NATURAL .......................................... 20
CRAFTSMAN CONSTRUCTION & JOHN HASENBERG ARCHITECT... 20 O .............................................................................19
HOMES, LLC.................................................16
CRAFTSMAN DESIGN AND INC. ...................................................................18
RENOVATION, LLC ..................................16
.............................................................................19 OREGON DEMOLITION.........................18
D-LUX HARDWOOD FLOORS, INC.17 DBA OHI CON .............................................17
K THE REBUILDING CENTER .................19
DAVID E. BENNER FINE OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY OF INC. ...................................................................19
REMODELING .............................................18 PORT/VANC ................................................17
DC 2 CONSTRUCTION, INC. ...............18 P
DOMINO HARDWOOD FLOORS, PARR LUMBER ...........................................19
INC. ...................................................................17 PENTAL GRANITE & MARBLE...........19
MATERIALS ..................................................19
KITCHEN CONCEPTS NORTHWEST, VANILLAWOOD ........................................17
DT GLASS, INC...........................................17 LLC ....................................................................18 PORTLAND CHIMNEY & MASONRY,
E INC. ...................................................................18 W
KITCHENS AND MORE NW.................16
EARTHQUAKE TECH ..............................18 PORTLAND CLOSET COMPANY .....16 WACKER REMODEL LLC .....................18
KOHLER CO. .............................................. 20
APPLIANCES ...............................................19 KRAFT CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION,
INC. ...................................................................18 POWELL CONSTRUCTION .................17 WILLCO ..........................................................17


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Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2015

All the ingredients

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plus the plates and
silverware to
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Based on 10'10' kitchen

Year Limited
SEKTION kitchen with GRIMSLV medium brown doors, drawer fronts, glass doors
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veneer and glass doors in tempered glass. MAXIMERA drawers in powder-coated steel and

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