Nestled in Portland’s Alameda neighborhood, this 1939 Garrison Tudor home with Colonial Revival elements was built by Frank Read (1885 – 1950), who built several homes in the area. It has custom interior millwork and, at the exterior, pendant drops at the corners and a plunging roofline above the front entry, echoing early 17th century New England homes.
The homeowners entertain often and called on ARCIFORM to help them open their kitchen and improve connection to adjacent rooms and the outdoors. Removing doors and widening openings with arches between the rooms helped visually and spatially improve the flow.
Finishes are shades of white and gray: Carrara marble counters and glass mosaic backsplash tile are subtly sparkling. New Oak floors match the adjacent spaces and lend warmth to the serene palette. Custom full inset cabinets by Versatile Wood Products have leaded glass doors at uppers. Polished nickel fixtures and unlacquered brass hardware and accents.
The addition of a mudroom connects the garage and new back patio to the kitchen, with a bench and storage for wet, muddy coats and shoes. A beautiful custom leaded glass window adds natural light and ties into the glass cabinet doors, new paneling was added to mimic original paneling throughout the house, and underfoot is reclaimed terracotta tile.
The existing library and expanded kitchen now open to an improved back patio, perfect for dining outside in warmer weather.
2nd FLOOR BALCONY
Above the mudroom rests a new balcony from a bedroom, overlooking the patio.