Craftsman style home in Portland gets transformed to connect with nature


Emerick Architects was responsible for transforming this beautiful Craftsman style home into an open floor plan, located in Portland, Oregon. A sunroom was added onto the kitchen, helping to create a strong connection between the interior and the beautiful large garden area. The bi-fold doors open to a covered porch to expand the living area. The room dimensions are 14′-2″W x 12′-10″ D.


The bi-fold doors to the back and the French doors to the side give this newly added sun room the feeling of being an outdoor space. The wrap around porch makes this a perfect area for entertaining. The bi-fold doors are made by Loewen Window and Door Company.


The new sun room is open to the newly remodeled kitchen which makes a perfect space for casual entertaining. The chairs are IKEA pieces with custom slip covers. The bar stools were sourced from Restoration Hardware. The floors are oak and were stained with a custom formula to match the existing floors in the rest of the house. The walls are painted in Stonewall 8783M— Miller Paint.


The kitchen and sun room open out to the lovely garden space making it a perfect place for summer entertaining. The kitchen sink and island faucets are made by KWC, model “Systema.” The bar faucet is made by Newport Brass and is the 920 Series. The countertops are honed absolute black granite, while the backsplash is Carrara marble.


The newly remodeled kitchen is both beautiful and functional with large appliances and open shelves to display the owner’s pottery collection. The space is expanded by a renovated butler’s pantry through the cased opening. The light is a vintage piece from an old train, Restoration Hardware has something similar. The space is 14′-2″ x 14′-9″, while the island dimensions are 4′ x 4′-6″. The floors are a red oak with a custom stain.


What We Love: This Craftsman style home offers a beautiful open floor plan that connect the living spaces to its park-like setting. With folding doors and expansive windows highlighting the new addition, the outdoors are embraced, while filling the interiors with natural light. With artfully crafted built-ins at every turn, a seamless transition is formed between the new and the old, injecting fresh life into this classic Portland home… Readers, what are your overall thoughts on the re-design of this home? Are there any details you would have done differently? Let us know in the Comments!

Note: Have a look at another featured home tour here on One Kindesign from the portfolio of Emerick Architects: Building transformed into industrial home in Portland.


A pair of large windows are framed by a built-in wood desk flanked by open shelves. The desk area is conveniently located off the kitchen and provides a lovely view to the garden. The top of the desk is solid Jatoba. The chairs are the Wishbone chair, designed by Hans Wegner and available at Design Within Reach. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter #HC-173 is a similar color to the paint used on the wall.


This light-filled butler’s pantry with custom built-in cabinets provides a functional transition between the kitchen and dining room in this lovely 1920’s home.


The wall color in this contemporary living room is Benjamin Moore Mustard Field #377.




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Photos: Courtesy of Emerick Architects

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