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Design/Build

2020-10-21T00:40:34+00:00

There are some builders who will throw any price at you, some will guess low to keep the conversation going; some will have a more accurate quote knowing what caliber of construction is expected in a certain area and by asking a few more questions. Some contractors are more honest than others. Even the best-intentioned individual can not anticipate just how many semi-custom touches you will want to include when it's all said and done. At Capital Builders we like to begin with the end in mind. Let us know your budget and we can help you make the best decisions to make your new home a reality!

Design/Build2020-10-21T00:40:34+00:00

Skinny houses – Portland’s houses on a diet

2020-10-21T00:42:52+00:00

Portland style shotgun homes or skinny houses add density to Portland and limit sprawl. While Portland may have traffic jams, Portland traffic is still far better than what is seen these days in L.A. These skinny homes are part of the reason that we see Portland maintaining its svelte figure. They live large on the inside with minimal care on the outside, ideal for a busy modern lifestyle. Once inside, home owners see no difference between their homes and other homes on the block because all room sizes are standard. There are other advantages, too! With smaller lots, the monthly payment is lower.

Skinny houses – Portland’s houses on a diet2020-10-21T00:42:52+00:00

Slopes and Cross Slopes

2020-10-21T01:17:47+00:00

Slope in one direction is relatively easy to address, but a lot with cross-slope presents additional challenges. There are some pretty sizable extra expenses that come from extra excavation, extra framing to fur walls inside tall foundation, walls which act to retain dirt on the outside, wider window and door trim material, extra retaining walls to create some flat outdoor living space.

Slopes and Cross Slopes2020-10-21T01:17:47+00:00

Scappoose, Custom Prairie Shell

2020-10-21T00:45:50+00:00

This custom shell we designed Prairie-style to fit the owners’ particular lot and needs.

The lot was one of the more difficult lots in the area with slope and cross slope, but the owners had gotten a great deal to offset the cost of the design. We started construction in late October, alternating our work with the owners’ work or sometimes working concurrently. We did foundation, framing, insulation, siding, […]

Scappoose, Custom Prairie Shell2020-10-21T00:45:50+00:00

Raymond Street, Portland Home with Attached ADU

2020-10-21T00:48:00+00:00

Capital Builders completed this house on Raymond Street in Portland in 2016. The house portion contains four bedrooms and two and a half baths with a separate apartment or attached ADU. The apartment is a studio apartment with it’s own bathroom, kitchen, closet and laundry. The apartment has utilities metered separately for easy management.

Raymond Street, Portland Home with Attached ADU2020-10-21T00:48:00+00:00

6207 and 6209 SW 21st Ave.

2017-09-03T22:17:47+00:00

Sometimes, from a financial standpoint, it doesn't make sense to remodel. The previous house was small, old, and located at the rear of the lot. Rather than throw good money after bad, the owner decided to start from scratch. We guided the owner through the land division, street improvement and new construction permitting processes.

6207 and 6209 SW 21st Ave.2017-09-03T22:17:47+00:00

Portland Urban Living

2017-09-03T22:17:47+00:00

This type of house is unique to Portland where density to preserve farmland and nature outside the city is highly valued. Yes, they look a bit odd, but they do grow on you! Inside are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a powder, a laundry room. Outside is a fenced yard with enough room to play but not so much that you can’t get away for the weekend.

Portland Urban Living2017-09-03T22:17:47+00:00

The Multnomah Villager

2020-10-30T14:10:50+00:00

Designed to "fit the neighborhood", we borrowed architectural cues from traditional bungalows to adorn a modern, space-efficient, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath floor plan. Maximizing usable space, minimizing cost by adapting to site constraints is our forte. With a 40' deep garage (4-car garage), this space can also be a traditional 2 car garage with a large shop.

The Multnomah Villager2020-10-30T14:10:50+00:00

The Maplewood

2017-09-03T22:17:47+00:00

Old world style meets modern convenience. The MaplewoodThe Maplewood has a Bungalow influence with all of the elegance and convenience of a modern home. With an open kitchen overlooking the great room, that's ideal for entertaining, this unobstructed floor plan lives larger than its square footage.

The Maplewood2017-09-03T22:17:47+00:00

The Pomona Cafe & Pomona Rouge

2017-09-03T22:17:47+00:00

The Pomona Cafe in SW Portland is four bedrooms, three and a half baths and 2600 square feet overall. Below the main house of 1921 square feet is a one bedroom, one bath apartment of 650 square foot ADU (auxilliary dwelling unit) to help a younger buyer with the mortgage or as an aging in place strategy for an older client.

The Pomona Cafe & Pomona Rouge2017-09-03T22:17:47+00:00
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