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Hidden Gem

Location: West Linn, OR

Don’t settle with your forever home.

Ever since our client was a young girl, she dreamed about living in one of West Linn’s most desirable neighborhoods. After years of house shopping, the couple jumped at the opportunity to purchase an untouched, 1979 Northwest Contemporary. They fell in love with the neighborhood’s private, picturesque setting and were eager to transform the space into their forever home.


Homeowner Wish List

  • Create a timeless feel and better function for the long haul
  • Reconfigure kitchen to create a better flow
  • Find appliances that were dependable and easy to use
  • Move cooktop to create focal point on back wall
  • Eliminate the angled soffit
  • Rebuild island to be more functional with large drawers


Project Outcome and Results


  • Cooktop was relocated to establish the hood as the focal point on the back wall.
  • Mixed painted white perimeter cabinets with dark gray, stained Alder on the island and oven wall to add warmth and brightness to the room.
  • Built-in, hidden pantry door makes the space feel balanced and adds a fun surprise.

Ready for a new kitchen?

You’ve waited long enough. Let’s transform your kitchen into a space you love. Work with our team to design a beautiful and functional kitchen completely customized to you.

This project is a great example of clients buying a home with a vision in mind. Mission accomplished!