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North Portland Bungalow

3 Bedroom
2 Full
1,752 SQ FT / living area
ARCHITECT: TIM ASHMORE, FLASHBACK Design

This project was a bank-owned spec house by RR Chandler, LLC. Although not our typical “business model”,  we purchased this home to make a small house live big and take advantage of as much space as possible.

With only 880 square feet of finished space, the obvious move was to take advantage of the unfinished basement that had about 6’10” of ceiling height. This plan worked well as Portland’s minimum height requirement is 6’8″. We then embarked on what we could fit into 880 square feet of basement. Would you believe a single-car garage, a primary suite, a laundry room, a media room, a home office, and a pantry/wine room? With Tim Ashmore’s help at Flashback Design, we pulled off what we thought couldn’t be done. Peruse through the pictures of this super cool basement. It is one of the best uses of limited space we’ve ever accomplished.

On the main level, we completely gutted the space and thoughtfully created a proper front entry, two bedrooms with a shared bathroom, and a great open kitchen/dining/ living room space. The kitchen features light grey shaker-style cabinetry anchored by an island, allowing for more workspace. A backsplash of 2×4 Carrara tiles compliments the kitchen perfectly. We decided to splurge on Rejuvenation lighting for that final touch.

The exterior features modern Hardi-Plank siding installed in a typical craftsman pattern and black vinyl windows wrapped with a classic craftsman trim pattern, all to keep the Portland Bungalow look. We added a wood garage door and a perfect porch entry built with exposed concrete and mahogany. Even though the lot was small, we had an opportunity to create an urban outdoor space. We designed a built-in seating area with a pergola cover and finished it with sand-finish concrete and a firepit. We completed it with a small artificial turf area for year-round enjoyment.

When this house sold, we developed a relationship with the homeowners, and as their family grew, they decided to hire us to renovate a larger home to better suit their needs. Check out their incredible transformation of a West Hills Mid-Century Modern. Building lifelong relationships is one of the perks of building quality homes, and this Bungalow certainly is one of our favorite projects.

FEATURES

  • Custom Built-Ins Throughout
  • Carrara Tiles
  • Rejuvenation Fixtures
  • Bamboo Floors
  • Wine Room
  • Custom Outdoor Fire pit

When you Hire RR Chandler you're not just hiring a contractor

When you hire RR Chandler, you have someone on your side who has been doing this for a lifetime. RR Chandler has over 30 years of expertise in building and renovating luxury homes for families in the Portland and the Willamette Valley area.

RR Chandler offers:

  • Build thorough real-world budgets and timelines.
  • Best practice building materials and procedure.
  • We use a reliable, loyal, and high-quality subcontractor base. Many of them have been with us for over 30 years. They have been part of our renovations and our new build projects which you can view in our Gallery of projects.
  • A dedicated team to oversee every aspect of your construction.
  • Daily and weekly updates are customized to your preferred method of communication.
  • A collaborative and respectful relationship with your chosen Architect & Designer.

If you are starting to think about a project or are ready to get one started, reach out!  Starting the process in the beginning stages can and will make the difference between a potentially confusing and frustrating experience and a smooth and stress-free process!

We look forward to talking to you soon.

When you hire RR Chandler, you’re not just hiring a contractor.

  • We are not just another Contractor. When you hire RR Chandler, you have someone on your side who has been doing this for a lifetime. RRChandler has over 20 years of expertise in building and renovating luxury homes for families in the Portland area. RR Chandler offers:
  • Build thorough real-world budgets and timelines
  • Best Practice building materials and procedure
  • We use a reliable, loyal, and high-quality subcontractor base; most of them have been with us for over 20 years and have built and been a part of our new builds and renovations that you can see in our Gallery of projects.
  • A dedicated team to oversee every aspect of your construction.
  • Daily and Weekly updates are customized to your preferred method of communication.
  • A collaborative and respectful relationship with your chosen Architect and Designer.

If you are starting to think about a project or are ready to get one started, reach out. Starting the process in the beginning stages can and will make the difference between a potentially confusing and frustrating experience and a smooth and stress-free process! We look forward to talking to you soon.

Talk to our team about your dream custom home:

When you Hire RR Chandler you're not just hiring a contractor

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