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.
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.
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 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 Hayhurst duplex in SW Portland was finished in 2010. It has a 1600 square foot single family on the left and a separate apartment with private entrance and garage on the right (an ADU). The Main Living Quarters has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms with its own large privately fenced back yard.
Having an older rental sitting with many maintenance issues astride two small lots, this owner decided to triple his income and halve his headaches associated with an older home. We demolished the older home, divided the lots and built two new homes! Each house has all the modern conveniences, energy efficiency and a garage, all of which had been lacking previously.