DRW Design Build are excited to have submitted our latest project for permit, a remodel of house in the Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill neighborhood. The house originally dates from 1913, but has been remodelled so extensively that it is now difficult to see its origins as an old Portland craftsman style house. The project will completely change the exterior of the building, to be more sympathetic to the surrounding neighborhood, and the historic origins of the house. While reusing as much the existing framing as possible, the house will get a new gable roof with projecting dormers on the east and west elevations. The existing vertical siding will be replaced by cedar shingles, and all the windows will be replaced with custom-made craftsman windows. Internally, we will be creating a much more functional layout on the second floor, as well as a new artists' studio in the basement. Here is how the house looks now, on a rainy day earlier this year:
We hope to start work later this summer, and plan on keeping the blog updated with progress shots during construction.