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.