Before & After: A Dim, Cookie-Cutter Craftsman in Portland Now Basks in Natural Light
"It was kind of a generic house, and it was dark," says architect Heidi Beebe of the 1914 craftsman in Southeast Portland that Beebe Skidmore was tapped to reconfigure. "One of their main goals was to make it lighter," she says—hence the project nickname, Operation Sunlight. The architects brought porosity to the original structure by targeting spots in the facade that could be opened up to the sun, adding expansive glass, and then opening interior walls so that light passes throughout the home.
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