Photos by Lincoln Barbour

Living room

Left: Stair landing at the master suite / Right: View of the home office from the master bath


Dining area

Powder room

View of the master bedroom from the master bath

Left: Boy’s bathroom / Right: Jack’s bedroom

Living room with Gus on the sofa

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Portland Mid-century Modern

We gave this formerly run-down, split-level ranch a thorough update. The main floor’s cramped, enclosed living areas were replaced with a bright, airy great room and an open kitchen, while the master bath was relocated to the back of the house, where it now opens to a lovely garden. A restrained color palette—ebony floors, white walls, and textiles and tiles in various shades of green—creates a sense of repose. Nearly all the furnishings, including a gorgeous rocking chaise, are vintage finds that we reupholstered and refinished; one exception is a coffee table that Jessica’s husband, architect Yianni Doulis, made from a slab of locally salvaged Eastern hard rock maple.

Antiques, including a pair of Portuguese eel traps hanging over the fireplace mantel, Chinese garden stools, a rustic mirrored cabinet, and French blown-glass demijohn bottles, add a patina of age. The master bathroom cabinets are built of kirei board, an engineered-panel product made from the stalks of sorghum, a food plant grown in many parts of the world.

Featured in:
Atomic Ranch
Portland Monthly Magazine
20 Private Wohnträume
2008 Portland Spaces Root Award Finalist: “Great Interior” Category