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FLOTOMA DRIVE RENOVATION : PORTLAND OR
2,269 SF : DESIGNED & BUILT WITH JERROD KOWALEWSKI

THIS MIDCENTURY MODERN HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1966. THE EXISTING CHARACTER OF THE HOUSE HAD NOT BEEN TOUCHED SINCE THAT DATE. THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS WERE GUTTED DOWN TO THE STUDS AND THE EXISTING STAIR WAS DEMOLISHED. THE MAJORITY OF THE WORK WAS SELF-PERFORMED, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE ASBESTOS REMOVAL, ELECTRICAL, SKIM-COATING OF THE SHEETROCK WALLS, AND TILE WORK. A NEW STAIR WAS BUILT, SHIFTING THREE FEET INTO THE MAIN LIVING SPACE AND CREATING AN INTERIOR INTERMEDIATE LANDING TO CONNECT THE BASEMENT TO THE UPSTAIRS. ORIGINALLY, TO GET TO THE BASEMENT ONE HAD TO GO THROUGH THE GARAGE. THE DESIGN INTENT WAS TO MODERNIZE THE HOUSE AND MAKE THE STAIR A FOCAL POINT WITHIN IT. THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY OPENING UP THE BASEMENT TO THE MAIN FLOOR BY CARVING OUT THE VOLUME FOR THE NEW STAIR. IT ALSO WAS DESIGNED TO FLOAT BETWEEN THE UPPER AND MAIN FLOORS. CREATING DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS BY PUNCTURING WALL PLANES AND ALLOWING LIGHT TO PASS THROUGH WAS ANOTHER DESIGN GOAL. SOME OF THESE GOALS WERE: A HIGH CLERESTORY WINDOW BETWEEN THE BATHROOMS, A PASS-THRU BETWEEN THE KIDS’ BEDROOMS, AND AN INTERNAL PIVOTING WINDOW BETWEEN THE UPPER AND MAIN FLOOR. ALL OF THESE MAKE THE SPACE FEEL MORE OPEN AND LIGHT.

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