This project was a complete remodel plus an addition to a small structure which was originally the public library in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. When the library moved to a larger facility, this building was repurposed as a church meeting hall. Our clients approached us with the idea to transform the building into their home. We were struck by how lovely the volume of the old library was and decided to keep the big open space to house a great room, with kitchen, dining and living areas. We enclosed the open front porch to create an entry and powder room, and added on to the side of the building to create two small bedrooms and a new bathroom.
The senior designer for the Library House project was Em Shephard.
Photos by Lincoln Barbour