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Mediterranean Home Remodel Wins Portland Remodeling Award

This 5,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style home was designed and built in 1926 by architect Robert B. Beat, a sought-after designer in the interwar years in Portland, Oregon. The recent whole-house remodel by COOPER Design Builders, attentive to the historic character of the house, won a 2017 Structure + Style Award from Oregon Home magazine and was featured on the Professional Remodelers Organization’s annual Tour of Remodeled Homes.

The remodel harmonizes the property’s original Mediterranean character with a clean, fresh aesthetic incorporating contemporary function and space planning. COOPER added seismic upgrades for earthquake resilience and water-penetration mitigation to help the home weather Pacific Northwest winters.

[Click Here to view photos of the full home remodel]

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As you enter the home, a grand wrought-iron staircase greets you in the formal foyer, and a circular floor plan expands around you.

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The spaciousness of the main level is balanced by an intimacy provided by the distinct yet interconnected spaces including a solarium, a formal living room with built-in bookcases, and a breakfast nook with French doors leading out to the backyard.

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COOPER’s designers devoted equal attention to the upper and lower levels of the home. The roomy master suite upstairs boasts two walk-in closets with windows and a master bathroom soaked in southern light throughout the day.

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The basement level features a built-in wood bar and wine cabinet adjacent to a family room with fireplace. A private guest quarters is provided off the family room next to a second laundry area and abundant storage space.

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This beautiful home is in northeast Portland’s historic Irvington neighborhood, a district known for its stately homes on large lots. The Irvington Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

 

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