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Looking to expand their one-story 1980s SE Portland, Oregon, house without taking up extra yard space, this home was transformed by Zuver Construction into a two-story spacious minimalist retreat with streamlined features and surprises around every corner — a secret bookshelf closet, remote controlled full-spectrum under cabinet bathroom lighting and a metal railing detail.
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· Completed: Spring 2017
ABOUT THE SECOND STORY ADDITION:
Located near the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, this one story home now bridges the gap between a comfortable space for everyday livability and today’s current technology standards. The home received a true facelift in both aesthetics and by adding a new second story.
Originally featuring two bedrooms and one bathroom, Zuver Construction took the home down to its original framing and added a second story. The ceiling of the first floor was raised by 12-inches.
A great deal of skill and craftsmanship were required to bring this one story home into a new realm — complete with surprises around every corner and a touch of masculinity to each space. Sleek lines, built-in metallic or iron accents, floating cabinetry, extensive programmable built-in lighting schemes, a steam shower, remote controlled toilets and full-spectrum under cabinet bathroom lights provide functional surprises.
Inside, the showstopping staircase in the center of the home was added to provide access to the new upstairs space and features crisp white millwork for the toe-kick and wrought iron horizontal details.
Topped off with furnishing accents in leather, wood and metal, the décor evokes warmth balanced with a sleek, cooler contrast. We provided the structure; the homeowners brought it to life. The new upstairs wing looks as if it has always been there.
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This home on Park Place reflects a different era, a time when homes featured ornate Victorian revival details and normally overlooked features — like a doorframe — had pizzazz.
The master bathroom and adjoining spare bedroom became one congruent space through this remodel project. In doing so, protecting the home’s integrity was paramount. The newly revived spaces look as if they have always been there because custom crafted millwork was molded to match the existing trim details, which was an extensive project to get the new wood details to match with those from over 100 years ago.
Doors were repurposed and repainted. Window benches in crisp white were created to add comfort to the new walk-in closet, complete with floor-to-ceiling built in cabinets and clothing rods, a closet size unheard of when the home was built.
The bathroom space now has a separated toilet area, luxurious shower, vanity with ornate toe-kicks, which blend with the original windows and framing details. There are two ways to access the new oversized converted master closet, one is through the master bathroom and the other is through a separate door off the master after walking through a newly revamped shoe closet.
What was once a tired master bathroom — with a large jetted bathtub and bulky tile surround, unfashionable vanity and expansive wall mirror — is now a spacious and inspiring space to begin each day. The bathroom’s once tan color palette has been enhanced using crisp white and grays. Gone are the bulky, dated plantation shutters and here to stay are beautiful frosted tempered glass windows which provide a bit of privacy, while still allowing the room to remain well-lit and cheerful.
The smoky gray tile floor reveals a herringbone pattern for added interest. Floor-to-ceiling carrara marble tiles climb the wall surrounding the new, modern freestanding bathtub. The window has been replaced with one slightly smaller because of the new shower placement; we didn’t want the window entering the shower area. The large shower is enclosed with glass — and moved from its original spot — and features built-in shelves.
Decorative mirrors now hang above the two new sinks within a custom crafted vanity complete with counter-to-ceiling storage. The adjoining master closet received a ventless washer and dryer combination unit for added convenience.
While the shower was moved slightly from its original position, the entire bathroom was refreshed to reveal a sophisticated spa-like environment. Half frosted tempered glass windows ensure both privacy and plenty of morning sunlight to start each day.
And since the bathroom will be used each day by an Emmy Award winner, we wanted our work to be award-winning, as well.