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West Slope Revival

Location: Portland, OR

Blending old and new.

After seven years in their 1945 Portland home, the family craved more space. Committed to staying put with school-bound kids, they aimed to expand their square footage and seamlessly integrate a new addition. The result? A primary suite addition with a bathroom and walk-in closet offers a private retreat with backyard views. Perfecting the space planning took time, but the payoff was a larger garage, a connecting family room, and a covered patio—granting them access to the backyard, a luxury they hadn’t enjoyed until now. Plus, the addition is tucked around the back to keep the charm of the home’s façade.


Homeowner Wish List

  • Separate primary suite with gas fireplace
  • Heated flooring in the bathroom
  • Larger closet with ample storage
  • Connect the home to the backyard
  • Incorporate period architectural details
  • Build an outdoor covered patio


Project Outcome and Results


  • Added 782 square feet of livable space to the existing home
  • Built a home addition with a family room, primary bedroom, bathroom and closet
  • Repeated the home’s existing arched doorways in the new addition
  • Turned the existing primary bedroom into the daughter’s bedroom
  • Added a cove ceiling detail in the primary bedroom to make it feel more intimate and formal
  • Installed a Carrara marble threshold into the primary bathroom for a period detail
  • Blended new hardwood flooring to the existing hardwoods

Need More Space?

Building an addition onto your home can give you the space you need in the home and neighborhood you already love. Work with our team to design a home addition that blends seamlessly into your existing home.

“The home addition gave them everything they wanted, plus! It captured much of the original house’s architecture, making the transition between the old and the new seamless. The addition highlights their personal style.”