December 8, 2022

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Updating a Roaring 20s Craftsman | Historic Portland Remodel

Acquire a peek at our system as we rework this outstanding century-previous house in 1 of Portland’s most historic neighborhoods! Web site supervisor Brian Hering will take us as a result of the course of action, supplying insight into how we manage the exclusive wants of transforming a hundred-yr-outdated property for out-of-condition clients. 

Working with the influenced designs of architect Maria Cohen, we collaborated intently with designer Benjamin Silver to start off transforming what had been an growing old home into a strong, attractive home with a timeless really feel. We rebuilt the fireplace and updated the trim, as well as expanded the eating area, kitchen, and rest room to increase and enhance the residing area. The basement stairs were moved to a extra central location for less complicated accessibility, while the basement by itself was gutted totally and remodeled to include an amusement area, bedroom, and lavatory. We also constructed a new closet and additional much more space in the principal toilet, in addition to offering key structural updates to remove the dreaded floor creak so usually discovered in residences that have settled out of degree. The front door for this new house, together with a pair of French doorways in the back again, were being custom-built by the skilled woodworkers at the Hammer & Hand workshop. 

The process for reworking a property in an historic zone necessitates intensive structure overview by an historic review board special to the neighborhood. Retaining the exterior overall look of the property when nevertheless updating much of the setting up by itself meant needing to choose into account — and in some cases accommodate — earlier operate.

By collaborating with architect Maria Cohen and designer Benjamin Silver, Hammer & Hand was capable to make the home suit the requires of our present day clientele although however sustaining its historic aesthetic attraction. Portland’s historic homes can be challenging to remodel but with the appropriate team, we can meet the desires of the property owner although also shelling out tribute to the background and uniqueness of the primary.


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