Phased Whole House Remodel of a 1902 Victorian in Sellwood
ARCIFORM remodeled this 1902 Victorian over many years with this fun family in mind. In conjunction with replacing the crumbling foundation, we raised the house and added a two-story addition in phase one, increasing the square footage to add a staircase, more room in the kitchen and a master bedroom and bathroom on the second floor.
During a second phase we added a mudroom on the ground floor below a second floor covered porch for lounging. Reclaimed columns, hardware and light fixtures, paneled walls and salvaged cabinet doors as ceiling finish take on new life in this sturdy room. A vintage stained-glass window and salvaged sash let the light in, and there’s a secret door just for the kids.
1st FLOOR BATH
The original bath was updated with sea-hued walls, a wall-hung, salvaged sink, remnant glass mosaic backsplash tile and a hand-painted wall mural. The original wainscot and a stained-glass window were refurbished.
The basement was fully remodeled, taking it from a dark storage space to a well-lit, subterranean living room. Walls are paneled in wind-fallen, custom-milled and routed wood by Versatile Wood Products. Floors are exposed concrete while ductwork is clad in corrugated sheet metal, combining to give an industrial, loft-like feel.
The open plan family room has a lounging corner with a daybed, perfect for guests, naps or reading. A sound-dampening “music area” has sliding barn doors to enclose the space. The bathroom makes the most of its footprint with a large shower, separate WC and a laundry area concealed by a barn door.
The kitchen’s casual, eclectic style was inspired by the Mediterranean and 1920’s storefronts. A pantry room off the kitchen is separated by a wall of windows. Built-ins and cabinets are by Versatile Wood Products, who also crafted a weathered-wood island with Schist countertop. The gothic arched window at the sink was made to fit the space and is surrounded by Moroccan Zellige tile. Paneled ceilings are painted with soft white milk paint while floors are wide plank Chestnut.
A dormer addition provides reading and lounging space for the family in the spirit of a Jules Verne adventure! Climbing up a custom ladder from the second floor landing, you enter a wooden loft with a boat railing and metal strapping, reminiscent of a treasure chest. The room has salvaged windows and a submarine hatch that opens to a rooftop deck. It’s easy to get swept away while curling up with your novel and enjoying the view of the treetops.