An extensive remodel to this Portland, OR home was prompted by the poor functionality of the existing, compartmentalized spaces that didn't work for the family's life style. The existing house was dark and closed-off, and it needed to be opened up to allow gathering and entertaining.

A dedicated entry space allows guests space to set down coats and belongings without being in the middle of the living spaces. Day lighting was a high priority for the owners, and as a result, the living space was vaulted and 6 operable skylights were added, flooding the spaces with light while providing additional ventilation. The kitchen was designed closely with the owners to ensure functionality for the specific ways they used the space, including a rolling ladder to access a high shelf full of books above the kitchen. A wood burning stove from Rais warms the living space while also providing a screen to the new dedicated entry space.

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Modern home with Living Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, Pendant Lighting, Recessed Lighting, and Bookcase. Wood Burning Fireplace Photo  of Selby ResidenceView Photos

Wood Burning Fireplace

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Living Room + Kitchen

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Living Room

Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, Light Hardwood Floor, Wood Cabinet, Ceramic Tile Backsplashe, Recessed Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Refrigerator, Microwave, Dishwasher, and Undermount Sink. Kitchen + Library Ladder Photo 8 of Selby ResidenceView Photos

Kitchen + Library Ladder

Modern home with Dining Room, Bench, Table, Chair, Lamps, Pendant Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. Living + Dining Photo 9 of Selby ResidenceView Photos

Living + Dining

  • Sally Painter


  • 2015