With its slim profile and sleek gray exterior, Lola Oyibo and Eric Boardman’s home in Portland, Oregon, bears little resemblance to the house it used to be. Keeping the footprint, foundation, and framing intact, the architect stripped the structure down to its bones, opening up the interior and adding a second story to give the family 1250 square feet —and a sweet modern space—in which to live. "It's the idea of reuse," architect Ben Waechter says. "We recreated a building that had reached the end of its lifespan, infusing it with another hundred years of living."
Photo on left by Sally Schoolmaster; photo on right, courtesy Atelier Waechter.