Ladd mansion

Ladd mansion

This stately home was built by the Ladd family (well known in Portland history) as a vacation home... out in the country, overlooking the Willamete River... now they call the area Dunthorp. This 1000 square foot addition behind the main house included a kitchen and family room... low priorities in the late 1800s. We did all the exterior work to match the detailing on the front of the house: balustrade, columns, pilasters, fascia, and freize. Designed by Green Gables Design.

square column

square column

The sitting room in this 1920s, Art Deco Irvington neighborhood residence was once an exterior portico, supported by the fluted Doric columns that you can barely see in this picture, because they are painted the same color as the walls. We filled in between the columns with paneling and windows. The Deco-style column in the foreground and the picture rail detail match the new kitchen and go all the way around the room. Designed by Tinker Hatfeild.

curved stairway

curved stairway

This very curvy stairway is made of hickory. The photograph take from the top, looking sraight down looks like a chambered nautilus. I like the image so well, I once used the image as a company logo. Designed by

Craftsman-style fireplace

Craftsman-style fireplace

This piece, with its two window seats and book shelving (seen in the next picture) fills a problematic space... a fireplace with windows close on either side (new construction). Designed by Mark Newman.

Craftsman fireplace detail closeup

Craftsman fireplace detail closeup

fireplace closed bookcase

fireplace closed bookcase

This living room piece in a 1920s Mediterranean style Portland home has a little surprise (see next picture). Designed by Mark Newman.

fireplace open bookcase

fireplace open bookcase

I have done many hidden doors over the years, and have developed a way of hiding the seams that does a good job. I once finished one on a Friday, and the owner came to me on Monday and said, "It's beautiful, but you forgot to make it open." Then I showed him the latch. I can show this one to you because behind it is only a coat closet. Most of them, if I shared it with you on the web... they'd have to kill you.

fireplace bookshelf detail

fireplace bookshelf detail

entry stairs

entry stairs

This stairway of Douglas fir and oak graces the entry of this Northwest lodge-style residence, and leads to the sunken living room. Designed by Ernie Munch.

corbelled arches

corbelled arches

These nicely detailed arches and wainscoted entry and dining rooms are key elements of this Portland West Hills Victorian farm house

This stately home was built by the Ladd family (well known in Portland history) as a vacation home... out in the country, overlooking the Willamete River... now they call the area Dunthorp. This 1000 square foot addition behind the main house included a kitchen and family room... low priorities in the late 1800s. We did all the exterior work to match the detailing on the front of the house: balustrade, columns, pilasters, fascia, and freize. Designed by Green Gables Design.The sitting room in this 1920s, Art Deco Irvington neighborhood residence was once an exterior portico, supported by the fluted Doric columns that you can barely see in this picture, because they are painted the same color as the walls. We filled in between the columns with paneling and windows. The Deco-style column in the foreground and the picture rail detail match the new kitchen and go all the way around the room. Designed by Tinker Hatfeild.This very curvy stairway is made of hickory. The photograph take from the top, looking sraight down looks like a chambered nautilus. I like the image so well, I once used the image as a company logo. Designed byThis piece, with its two window seats and book shelving (seen in the next picture) fills a problematic space... a fireplace with windows close on either side (new construction). Designed by Mark Newman.Craftsman fireplace detail closeupThis living room piece in a 1920s Mediterranean style Portland home has a little surprise (see next picture). Designed by Mark Newman.I have done many hidden doors over the years, and have developed a way of hiding the seams that does a good job. I once finished one on a Friday, and the owner came to me on Monday and said, "It's beautiful, but you forgot to make it open." Then I showed him the latch. I can show this one to you because behind it is only a coat closet. Most of them, if I shared it with you on the web... they'd have to kill you.fireplace bookshelf detailThis stairway of Douglas fir and oak graces the entry of this Northwest lodge-style residence, and leads to the sunken living room. Designed by Ernie Munch.These nicely detailed arches and wainscoted entry and dining rooms are key elements of this Portland West Hills Victorian farm house