We remodeled a 6,000 sf rental house while the owners used another well-known Portland firm for their residence. They realized, however, that their rental had surpassed their residence in design and craftsmanship, so asked us to come remodel their kitchen!
The house had been compartmentalized and resurfaced in popular finishes, but the homeowners wanted a classic style. The clients gave John free reign to design and employ his artistic, timeless vision.
We extended the entire back of the house, creating a long kitchen/family room addition with light and connectivity to the outside. The back of the house is now a wall of windows and over-sized glass doors with numerous skylights. The eye is drawn through the house, down the pool, to the dramatic lighted fountain at the far end of the property.
On one side of the pool we built a Greek inspired cabana with a grand fireplace, high ceiling, kitchenette and three sets of extra tall French doors. The cabana is perfect for summer pool parties and dining or as a cozy winter retreat.
The cumulative effect is dazzlingly bright, livable, beautiful, and optimal for entertaining. It is imbued with a glamorous feel of the past yet is designed to bring fun and family togetherness to the lives of its inhabitants.