ALAMEDA RIDGE HOUSE
FULL HOUSE RENOVATION + FURNISHINGS
Wise Design collaborated with Sasquatch Architecture and Clarkbuilt (now Owen Gabbert) to renovate this 1922 home with sweeping views of Portland. Living just down the street, our clients had long admired this house and when it came up for sale, they jumped at the chance to purchase!
Goals for the remodel were to open and expand the floorplan to increase the indoor/outdoor connection and capitalize on the stunning view. The wall between the dining room and kitchen was removed. The kitchen was enlarged with the addition of a large island, custom white rift oak cabinetry and quartz countertops. A nook off the kitchen features soapstone countertops, soft green cabinetry and an eye catching hand-painted tile from Fireclay. A large multipanel door was installed to adjoin the kitchen and dining rooms and open up the view. The doors provide the perfect opportunity for entertaining and access to a newly remodeled deck. The dining room features a beautiful branchy pendant from DWR.
A primary en-suite was created taking over the existing garage, which was converted into the primary bath and gracious walk-in closet. The primary bedroom was vaulted and a new double door with deck access was added. We chose a fun wallpaper from Makelike for the water-closet, added marble-like porcelain floors offset a rich custom walnut vanity and a wall of blue herringbone tile from Cle. Kelly Wearstler light fixtures create a warm glow in the space. A wet-room was created with large format porcelain tile and a freestanding tub. A custom closet was designed by our clients with the help of California Closets.
The remaining portion of the main floor was updated. We designed a new fireplace with a beautiful soap surround. We added sconces in both the living and dining room to add softness to the space. We worked with some of the client's existing furnishings while adding some new pieces reflective of their style.
The final design is a warm, modern and inviting space built for entertaining and family life.
See our project featured in Portrait Magazine.
Photos by Meagan Larsen