Hamish Murray Construction Inc.

Blooming in Buckman

In the heart of Portland’s Historic Buckman neighborhood, named for a 19th century orchardist and known for its arts magnet school, is the site of our whole house remodel with two-story addition. Having lived in the four bedroom home for ten years, and loving it, the owners decided to bring modern function to their classic space. The project created a new flow, connecting the entertainers' kitchen to the existing stone patio on the first floor and the master bedroom to a new master bath and walk-in closet on the second. The new retreat, complete with gas fireplace, allows you to circumnavigate the master suite, something highly unusual in older homes. However, the myriad built-ins and moldings, along with consistently stained new and refinished oak floors, create a seamless transition.

The homeowners' enthusiasm for color, pattern and florals is expressed throughout the home in dynamic wallpapers and tiles. In the master bath, Ann Sacks Chrysanthemum glass tiles of Jade, Moonstone and Peridot pop against the new wood cabinetry and glass of the space. In the kitchen, custom 8 x 8" encaustic concrete tile with blue and yellow brings the backsplash alive and is a beautiful nod to the original stained glass windows.

Custom kitchen cabinetry includes a unique, space-maximizing corner lazy Susan, full extension drawer guides and concealed hinges with Blumotion soft-close. A stand-alone ice maker, along with a big, zinc-topped island and tin ceilings in the adjoining dining room, combine to create an exciting backdrop for living and entertaining—the perfect place to toast to another lovely ten years.

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Project Type

Whole House Remodel


Mairi Kidd with Kidd Panoscha Architecture & Design




Portland, OR