Creston-Kenilworth Home Remodel


Jack Barnes Architect


KuDa Photography


Creston-Kenilworth Portland

This family of three had recently purchased this two bedroom, one bathroom home with a semi-finished upstairs. The couple was interested in creating an addition, but they also wanted to keep the charm of this cape cod home intact.

The Hamish Murray Construction team opened up the roof at the back of the home, while the front portion of the roof remained in place, keeping the continuity and personality of the home facing the street. The stairway leading up to the semi-finished upstairs was relocated and designed to open to the family room below. Approximately 670 square feet was added: a new family room on the first floor, a new bedroom and two new bathrooms. The existing upstairs bedrooms were relocated.

As one climbs the stairs to the second level, the predominance of warm gray walls with natural wood floors creates a calming ambience. This earth-tone palette is picked up in the two new bathrooms and master bedroom.

Designing within the confines of a 670 square feet total addition, the architect created a new master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling which adds a feeling of spaciousness, while the floor footprint creates a snug but comfortable room with ample circulation. The new master bedroom sits above the family room addition (not shown).

The palette of gray and earth tones continue in the bathroom suite, with a subtle splash of dark teal, picking up some accent colors from the bedroom. The curbless shower has a minimalist design with a large swing glass entrance door.

The other new upstairs bathroom is entered by turning left as one walks upstairs. Its paint-grade cabinets echo the shaker style from the master bathroom. A limited palette of gray and white offer an easy backdrop for accent décor and a playful shower curtain.

The white soaking tub is from the Rubix series by Maax. The countertops are 3cm blizzard quartz by Caesarstone. Hardware is by Delta, with the single-handle faucet  from the Stryke collection.

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