Humboldt Street Retrofit

  • Project Type: Remodel
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Size: 1100 Sq. Ft
This home, originally built in 1924, lacked curb appeal and any sort of notable design character. Working in tandem with architect Michelle Jeresek, JRA Green Building transformed this little house into what is often described as a “Cabin in the City”. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, and FSC Fir and Maple finishes transformed the interior spaces, while triple-pane windows and an 8” insulated exterior Larson truss wall wrapped the house for maximized energy efficiency. The increased wall depth also resulted in large window seats perfect for the family’s cat and small children to enjoy the increased natural light. FSC-cedar siding contributes to its rustic and homey character.