A newly constructed 790 sq. ft. home built next to an existing 1894 home that is one of the oldest in a historic neighborhood. The two structures needed to feel connected to each other, but allow for private living, and leave room for as much outdoor green space as possible. The scope of work also included remodeling the exterior of the larger home and landscaping.
Complete renovation of a kitchen and dining area. This 1923 home had a wall dividing the kitchen and dining room, creating two cramped and dark spaces. By removing the dividing wall and opening up the two spaces, we were able to create a singular entertaining space that is highly functioning for our client’s young family. Features include custom cabinetry, a hidden basement entrance and a built in wine fridge.
This cute Mt. Tabor bungalow was given a facelift with new siding, windows, paint and doors in conjunction with a second floor and full backyard renovation. In the cramped second floor, the ceilings were lofted with added Fir collar ties for support, creating an open and expansive feeling. New sheetrock, paint and refinished floors tied it all together. The overgrown backyard was fully excavated and redone with a new cedar deck, concrete pads, landscaping and a rock fire pit area.
Complete overhaul of a 10,000 SF former vacuum repair factory for Juliet Zulu. This project required significant seismic and structural upgrades, as well as all new plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems. The painted ceiling and concrete surfaces were walnut blasted to bring back their natural tones. Many of the interior windows and door frames were hand built by Tall Firs. The space was built out into a series of private offices and conference rooms, as well as common work spaces. Raised platforms were built within the common space to designate different work areas and offer respite from the concrete flooring.
This very badly neglected St. John's 9-plex was given a full down to the studs remodel. Nearly ever surface of the building was removed and replaced and much of the framing needed to be rebuilt. All infrastructure including sewer, electrical and plumbing were all replaced. All new windows, new hardwood and concrete floors, kitchens and bathrooms.
Commercial build out of an empty tenant space into a serene acupuncture and wellness studio. The studio includes shared treatment spaces as well as private treatment rooms, an open kitchen and retail areas. Uniquely situated above a loud basement bar, the space required a floating plywood floor on top of a cork sound barrier. New sheetrock and all white walls highlight the studio's eclectic furnishings.
Complete interior and exterior renovation of a historic Irvington home. The renovation included a second story addition that added two bedrooms and a bathroom. Creative reuse of raw attic space added a master bathroom. This project was a collaboration between Tall Firs design team, architect Maria Cohen and a deisn saavy home owner.
Highly stylized commercial build out for Never Coffee. Custom built Sapele tables, standing bar, shelving and pastry case to match existing windows. An original mural by a local artist set the tone for the space, which utilizes a mostly pastel palette with natural wood and concrete accents.
An unremarkable backyard and garage were replaced with a NW oasis in this project done for Howells Architecture + Design. A new writers studio, exposed aggregate hardscapes, board formed concrete walls and fire pit, custom milled sustainable cedar fencing, and a natural cedar hot tub.
Laurelhurst Hardscape Before
A complete interior and exterior renovation of a badly neglected 1915 Craftsman. This project involved excavating portions of the basement in a process to nearly double the home's finished square footage. It also had a dumb waiter shaft turned into kitchen built-ins, and original cedar shingles restored from underneath asphalt panel siding.
Southeast Bungalow before
A classic foursquare was given a complete renovation that included opening up a few closed off rooms into a large gourmet kitchen and finishing the attic space to create a light-filled master bedroom, bathroom and walk-in closet.
WORKING HANDS FARM
When Working Hands Farm outgrew their leased land and bought 40 acres along the Tualatin River, we got to work building them a new home and barn. From initial meetings with architects, to breaking ground on day one, to nursing chicks at lunch break while we finished building barn doors, we helped make this grass field into a home for more than just the farmers.