If you enjoy walking down Portland’s tree-lined streets to admire lovely old houses, join ARCIFORM on Saturday, October 20th, to tour some of our favorite Irvington, Alameda, and Beaumont-Wilshire remodels.
The day begins at The Old Church Concert Hall with a Home Workshop that will demonstrate how to design your home around diverse family needs, including children, pets and aging parents.
After the workshop, enjoy a self-guided tour of five beautifully renovated Northeast Portland homes and then wrap the day up at the After Party at Christiane Millinger rug showroom! Tickets for the tour are $20.00. You can attend just the workshop and/or after party at no cost. All proceeds benefit the Oregon Humane Society.
The Old Church Concert Hall
The Old Church Concert Hall was designed by Warren H. Williams in the Carpenter Gothic style, which reinterprets Gothic style in wood rather than stone. Built in 1882, The Old Church is on the National Register of Historic Places. The interior is simple but striking with its architectural details. In the auditorium, cast iron Corinthian columns support a vaulted ceiling with plaster ribs. Over time, the space has been updated. ARCIFORM remodeled the office, designed and installed a weathervane, restored the ceiling, portico, and ramp, and is now renovating the box office.
1937 Neo-Georgian Villa, Beaumont-Wilshire
This couple enjoys cooking and entertaining, and they share the home with a wonderful standard poodle. In the new kitchen, everything but the floors and windows has been replaced. Versatile Wood Products’ cabinetry provides plenty of storage. Beautiful, reflective finishes bring a subtle, sophisticated shine to the space. In the basement, ARCIFORM added radiant-heated tile floors, fresh paint, a new vanity and shower. Other features include a remodeled laundry room and refreshed family room.
1916 Colonial Revival, Irvington
The owners of this historic Ellis Lawrence mansion chose a phased remodel to work with their busy family life with children and big dogs. ARCIFORM began with the master bath, continued with the kitchen, nook and mudroom, and completed the attic bath last. The newly remodeled kitchen is a warm and welcoming space for the whole family. In the sunroom, a new custom built-in bench under the windows provides ample seating. Radiant heated floors in the mudroom warm chilled feet after being out in the weather. The stunning copper hood and a custom self-closing gate are worth a visit alone.
1911 Colonial with Transitional Elements, Irvington
This 1911 Colonial is home to long-time Portlanders with close-knit, large families on both sides. They have two children with a third one on the way, and a dog. ARCIFORM aimed to create better flow and light throughout the space and provide more room for family gatherings with a large addition on the back of the house, a covered porch, expanded kitchen, sunroom, breezeway, and WC. On the second floor, they converted the existing nursery into a bath and remodeled the master bath.
1929 Tudor Cottage, Alameda
Inside this home resides a busy family with three teenagers and a golden-doodle. ARCIFORM is currently on the third phase of the remodel. The remodeled kitchen retained its period charm and prioritized the family’s practical needs. With three children, the compact space needed to offer flexibility and efficiency. One solution for dietary restrictions was a built-in fridge with freezer and a separate two-drawer refrigerator. Close by, a butcher block pullout counter expands workspace for collaborative baking with the kids.
“Anne [De Wolf] really impressed us with how much she honored the original integrity and character of our kitchen and adjacent rooms. The kitchen design carefully balanced making the most use of the existing footprint without compromising the original features of our home,” say the homeowners.
1939 Garrison Colonial Revival, Alameda
Built by architect Frank Read in 1939, this charming home belongs to a couple who love to entertain friends and family. ARCIFORM remodeled and expanded the kitchen, adding beautiful finishes and more space for entertaining. A roof balcony and mudroom were part of the addition as well, and a new concrete patio was created off the addition to give better access to the library.
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