Inspired by the Story: An Interview with Anne De Wolf and the Kitzis-Strasfeld Family

Moving from their beloved Victorian home in Goose Hollow, Lynne, Alex and their two children, Margot and Anderson, have lived in their current home for over 3 years now. After being referred by Dan Volkmer to Anne De Wolf as … Read more

Richard De Wolf Interviewed on StreetTalk’s Podcast

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This week Richard was interviewed by Amy Rosenburg on Veracity’s StreetTalk Podcast which digs deep into Portland’s ever-changing communal landscape. Listen here to hear why Historic District’s are important and how you can help save them.

 

Restoring a Historic Oregon Barn

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by Client Services Manager Jeremy Gould.

Greetings all, I wanted to take this chance to introduce everybody to the Shipley-Cook barn restoration project. Arciform founder Richard De Wolf has vowed to remove one building from Restore Oregon’s “Endangered Places” list … Read more

Restoration at Lan Su Chinese Garden

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A guest post by Client Services Manager Jeremy Gould.

Arciform just finished up an amazing window and door restoration project at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland’s historic Old Town Chinatown. Andres Zacharovas put the project together and Mike … Read more

Historic Cabin Brought Back to Life

The Arciform team was thrilled to celebrate the completed reconstruction of the Pioneer Mothers Cabin with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday March 17th. The event marked the end of years of planning, fundraising and worry for the members of … Read more

Help Pass the Revitalize Main Street Act and Save Oregon’s Historic Buildings!

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Since the Historic Preservation Act in 1966, state and federally funded tax credits specifically directed towards supporting historic preservation and rehabilitation projects have become the financial backbone for many ventures.  Oregon is currently one of five states that, while … Read more

Support the Architectural Heritage Center

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Arciform has been a proud sponsor of the AHC for many years, and we invite you to support this wonderful organization.

The Architectural Heritage Center is all about saving historic buildings – and shaping the public policy and opinion to … Read more

Support Restore Oregon

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Richard De Wolf, owner of Arciform and Versatile Wood Products, is a proud board member of Restore Oregon which works to protect the historic bridges, barns, homes, neighborhoods, churches and Main Streets that make Oregon Oregon. We join them in … Read more

Historic Curb Apeal: Taking Care of Your Tudor

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Tall gabled roofs, charming round top doors, leaded and beveled glass windows…. a Tudor style home is just bursting with inviting charm and curb appeal. The eclectic asymmetrical facades often feature brick or stucco and have winding approaches to their … Read more

Historic Curb Appeal: Capturing the Essence of Your Colonial Revival

 

ColemanScott_1927_Exterior_Front_A_1_PThis Colonial Revival showcases many of the style’s iconic features: lapboard siding, side gabled roof, doric columns supporting a small awning/portico over the centered front entrance and traditional louvered wooden shutters flanking the home’s symmetrically-placed double hung windows.

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