Ms. Sharp had big plans for her 1900 historic Portland home in the heart of Portland’s NW alphabet district. She attended the Architectural Heritage Center’s Annual “Riches of a City” Heritage Auction and with her generous donation, won a design-build package from WILLCO. All proceeds from this event aid the AHC and their efforts to preserve our cities historic homes, neighborhoods, and traditional commercial areas. With her winnings, she decided to remodel the main floor of her 1900 three story Portland home.
Like many homes built in the early 1900’s, the floor plan was cramped and uncomfortable. Unsure of how to update her home for function and modern convenience while preserving the spaces character, she trusted WILLCO; a Portland Design-Build company with a passion for historical preservation projects.
The home’s core was transformed with a complete renovation of the living space, building an entirely new kitchen with top of the line appliances. The improved layout allowed for the bathroom to be located more centrally and created a larger more inviting space, with a walk in shower. The bathroom was built to ADA standards and features simple furnishings as well as period appropriate colors that match the character of the original home. WILLCO also moved and rebuilt stairs which are now up to code and provide safe access to the basement.