Humboldt Corner Renovation and ADU
Portland, Oregon 2018
Building type: Dwelling
Project type: Renovation, ADU, Addition
Project scope: Full architectural services from pre-design through contract administration
Size: New Addition: 595 SF
Existing House: 873 SF
Total: 1468 SF
Located in North Portland, this project encompassed the renovation of the existing home including energy-efficient upgrades with new wood-burning fireplace insert, windows, insulation, and a renovated kitchen and bathroom.
Additionally, a new one-bedroom attached addition was built at the south, designed to be an expansion of the living area for the existing house; or with the idea that it could be a separate single level living area as a multi-generational, aging-in-place setup.
A screened entry porch along the west, street side of the house on this visible corner lot provided privacy, a buffer from the street and clear gardening areas. The addition hugs the east property line, allowing for a private green space, and a garden area at the west and south edges.
The new addition has exposed concrete floors, vaulted ceilings, a skylit mudroom shared with the house, and a separate entry with an outdoor space. The roof form integrates with the existing home’s roof lines and exterior detail.