Location: Portland, OR
Type: Residential Renovation
This project encompassed the renovation of all three floors of a 1912 house in Portland and was specifically designed to create a new home for three generations of the same family. OFFICE 52 Architecture’s design included complete renovation of a largely unfinished basement into living quarters and a generous home office with a separate entry and landscape. These spaces are all designed with good daylighting and strong connections to the exterior. The project also includes a complete kitchen renovation on the main floor to accommodate a larger family, and significant renovations to the second floor to provide two full bedrooms, a reconfigured bath and laundry, and a second family room. The project included strategic demolition as well as thoughtful additions and alterations that strengthen the existing home’s character and design. Additional interior work included a refresh of finishes throughout the house.
As part of this project, OFFICE 52 Architecture sought and received a land-use variance from the City of Portland for the removal of on-site parking in order to facilitate the owner’s goals for a multigenerational design that accommodated multiple living spaces and a significant home office. By design, this project embodies broader goals to reduce environmental impacts and increase density, diversity, and community within its close-in Portland neighborhood.