Before & After: An Enchanting Craftsman Home in Portland Is an Ode to Local Flora

Before & After: An Enchanting Craftsman Home in Portland Is an Ode to Local Flora

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
A remodeled home in Northwest Portland pays homage to the region with moody green tones—including a kitchen wrapped with a hand-painted fern mural.

Originally built in 1907, NW Johnson Street is a Craftsman-style home in Northwest Portland, Oregon, that had undergone many changes over the years, including having been subdivided into multiple apartments, before it fell into the hands of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design (JHID). Though it had been converted back into a single-family dwelling, "there were still clear signs of its former incarnation," says Mira Eng-Goetz, the project lead. "Namely, an awkwardly placed back staircase that made for unnecessary circulation, and an odd phone booth space just off of the main stair landing." 

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