WILLCO was thrilled to be this year’s presenting sponsor for the sold out Old House Revival Tour presented by the Architectural Heritage Center! The annual self-guided tour gives the Portland community an opportunity to see inside a number of local homes, providing ideas and information on how you can restore spaces lost to previous remodels, create new spaces sensitive to homes’ historical architecture, and preserve original building materials. Regardless of which style or era of home you prefer, the tour offers homes representative of the most common eras and architectural styles found in the Portland area.
This year, we were proud to host a home in the Mount Tabor area where we are putting the final details on their historically sensitive remodel. The 1909 farmhouse boasts an open floor plan, a newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom, new deck; fence; and hot tub awning, as well as some infrastructural updates upstairs and in the basement. We were fortunate to meet many Portlanders who are passionate about architectural preservation and enjoyed answering questions as well as speaking with homeowners about the unique challenges presented by remodeling historical homes.
The home is a great example of how modern conveniences can be added without sacrificing the architectural integrity of historical structures. The kitchen remodel added ample storage space, an improved layout, and a dining nook. The bathroom featured a new shower with bench, period appropriate hexagonal tile and new lighting. This home was a privilege to work on and we can’t thank our client enough for trusting us to perform this work for her and volunteering her home for the tour. We will be posting a final update on this project at completion, stay tuned for more!
If you are considering any remodeling or historical restoration work, please give us a call. We would love to set you up for a free consultation with our award winning design-build team. We are also certified by the EPA and State of Oregon to perform lead safe painting and construction work, so we also encourage you to give us a call if we can supply you an estimate for painting your older home. We’d like to recognize the Architectural Heritage Center for its wonderful programs and for putting on another fabulous tour. We look forward to seeing you all on next year’s tour!