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

Client: Private

Size:     New Addition: 595 SF

             Existing House: 873 SF

             Total: 1468 SF

Cost: Private

Completed: 2018


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.

1222 SW Broadway

Portland, OR 97205


T: 503.894.9638


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