The Irvington Colonial

High above the urban landscape of New Haven, the 14-story Smilow Cancer Hospital is one of the premier comprehensive centers in the United States, as designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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Irvington, Portland, Oregon

This house sat empty, unheated and decaying for seven years before we bought it.

It was a disaster: a horrible addition on the back had sunk six inches, a gift from a prior owner.

Other than a few bight blue and orange accents, every surface inside and out was painted, shag carpeted, plastic-covered or “vinyled” a horrid gold, best described as “sea-sick crocodile.”

The team went to work.

We expanded the house, with a major addition on the back to give the house a modern floor plan while maintaining the old house feel.

We restored an elegant 50′-long master bedroom and fireplace. The kitchen went from tiny and isolated to a combined open floor plan with spacious gourmet kitchen, with attached butler’s pantry and yard access.

The luxurious master bath features skylights, marble counters, chandeliers and a 10′ shower with a heated floor. There is even a separate mother-in-law quarters.

We doubled the living space, while taking the feel from creepy to glamorous.

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