Before and After: A 1950s Midcentury Abode Gets a Gorgeous Upgrade
When the current owners laid eyes on the home's spectacular city views, they instantly fell in love with the 1958 dwelling. In addition to amazing vistas, the custom-designed house had an authentic midcentury vibe and a cool chevron floor plan.
Yet, despite its captivating character, it also had several major issues. From the tiny, closed-off rooms and awkward spaces, to the low ceilings that were "begging to be vaulted," a renovation was desperately needed.
Fortunately, Portland–based Risa Boyer Architecture came to the rescue and carefully revamped the 3,600-square-foot home. Scroll ahead to see the fascinating "before" and "after" images.
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Architect of Record: Risa Boyer Architecture, Inc., Risa Boyer Leritz
Builder/General Contractor: JDL Development Inc., Jeff Johnson
Structural Engineer: Grummel Engineering, Jesse Wolf
Cabinetry Design/ Installation: On The Level Custom Cabinetry
Landscaping: Lilyvilla Gardens, Lauren Hall Behrens
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