Almost all the details of the house were crafted locally by artisans and the materials were kept as eco-friendly as possible. Reclaimed decor and accessories vintage additions and lovely artwork add to the air of authenticity while track lighting inspired by an old sprinkler system elegantly illuminates the interior.
The makeover started with the removal of the existing indoor partitions to completely overhaul the interior and give it a more open plan living space. By doing away with the unnecessary walls the architects achieved better cross-ventilation and a more flowing interaction between various ‘zones’ of the house.
Even though the color palette used to create the backdrop in each room is largely neutral bright pops of color jump out to add a fun element of surprise. The result is a living space that steals the show with its individuality and inimitable personality!
This multi-story home was remodeled by Feldman Architecture to combine the classic Victorian exterior with a bright and airy contemporary interior promising the best of both worlds. Steel and glass play a major part in the stylish makeover while gray and white dominate the color palette.
Our choices in home design are often influenced by nostalgia the neighborhood that we grew up and live in and of course the architects and artists who touched our lives. Having spent most of their lives in New York in a period when ‘loft renovations with distinct industrial style’ were the hip trend this retired couple wanted a similar residence in Oregon.
The nifty idea results in a home that pays rich tribute to the heritage of the existing mill while turning the interior into a modern retreat. The original stone walls were reinforced and restored carefully while the glittering new addition in wood acts as a room-within-a-room and even ends up creating a glazed clerestory! Pine boards and polished concrete define the new floors while construction-grade spruce plywood ends up adding warmth to the walls.
With manmade water features adding to the beauty of the natural ponds around the cabin one would assume that a weekend here would simply melt away in no time at all! Add to this the fact that the cabin is a LEED Platinum sustainable design and you do feel like you are rejuvenating in the lap of nature.