It took several months but after plans, revisions and submissions to the city we finally have our permits!
The City of Portland is in the middle of a remodel/construction boom, so the permit office is backed-up with more work than they can handle. It does not matter how simple your plans are, or how big your project is, everyone is having to hurry-up and wait. Luckily, our patience prevailed and the permits were issued to begin work on this remodel this week.
As soon as the permits were in-hand, the General Contractor, Tod Phillips, and his team started demolition. Here are a couple of images we captured while taking the initial tour of the deconstructed site.
Memorabilia, items and images found inside the ceilings, walls and floors during deconstruction.
A blank canvas.
Plumbing from the main bathroom.
Preserving the main arch from the dining to the living room is a top priority.
This arch will be repeated in the widened opening from the dining room to the kitchen.
Gorgeous light pours in from the upstairs windows.
The guest bedroom.
How sweet that the natural shape of the dormer is the iconic shape of a home.
A repeat design client contacted SBaird Design to assist in choosing final finishes, lighting placement and paint selections for a remodel in the hills off of SW Broadway. The remodeling contractor was a pleasure to work with and needed a cost effective solution with quick turn around time for design services, so that he could get the home ready for market.
A cottage-bungalow hybrid perched in the hills.
A skylight was placed above the future vanity sink. Choosing good overhead lighting posed a challenge that the contractor wanted SBaird Design to resolve.
The new tub/shower combo in the master bath will be built to follow the roof profile of the home. A rain shower and handheld unit will make it a luxurious sanctuary.
Living Room and entry way.
Living Room and new fireplace.
An overhead beam designates the separation of space between the living and dining areas.
Material samples the contractor already had and wanted to work into the design.
SBaird Design came up with a neutral palette that would appeal to many potential homeowners looking to buy in that location.
This is a project that has been born of love and labor.
A commercial real estate transaction I managed for a client then transformed into a design consulting job. The space, a former grocers-turned-upholstery shop is getting a new use as a workshop for vintage poster restoration. Structural work, mechanical, as well as finishes and design all had to be thought out. The owner/client has a good aesthetic and knew the general direction in which he wanted the building to go. SBaird Design was hired to help refine ideas, give lighting advice and consulting on finishes and space planning.
The project is almost complete. Here are some images from our site visits with the client.
Visit in the beginning of June:
care was taken to preserve the original terrazzo inlay. the number 1073 was the building’s historic address.
when the ceiling was removed, care was taken to preserve the original roof structure. the decision was made to keep the wood exposed and have it sandblasted to remove old dirt and grime. the natural wood adds lots of warmth to the space.
Images from end of July:
hand-made large format hex tiles add wabi-sabi charm
Exterior of home, dark gray with white trim, black accents
aggregate concrete steps
new garage door, lighting, address numbers
new kitchen, custom cabinets, hardwood floors
family room, new carpet, interior paint
new bath, subway tile, shelving
Before shots of interior below. SBaird Design provided design direction for this home, including, exterior paint, new front stairs, exterior details, interior paint, flooring, lighting, baths and kitchen. Purchased by a remodeler for resale.