A Historic Portland Home - Now Their Own

A Historic Portland Home – Now Their Own

At first glance it is obvious the Evans house is a special older Portland home worth preserving. The 1915 Dutch Colonial Revival is on the National Registry of historic homes, nestled on a unique triangle lot perched along the Alameda Ridge.

The home is historically known as the Oliver and Margaret Jeffrey House, but for the Evans family, it was time to truly make it their home.

The Evans household is rather active, with five people – plus a dog – continually coming and going from the home. Mason Evans says he knows the family will be there a long time, and they wanted a setup would work well for the busy family.

“Our main goal was to update our new home and improve the livability of the space.”

This project, designed by Emerick Architects, included a new kitchen, 4 1/2 baths, new hardwood flooring throughout, updating and adding HVAC systems, extensive sheet rock repair, whole house painting by Bristle & Hue, outdoor hardscape features and many other fine details.

As the president of JH Kelly, an industrial contractor, Mason knows remodel projects are complex. But, he says, he was still surprised by the immense number of details and decisions that needed to be made for every aspect of the project.

“Right Angle made it easy to navigate those decisions by providing resources and information to help us make the right choices. They always did what they could to make the process seamless for us,” he says.

“The Right Angle Construction crew handled everything. They coordinated sub contractors, deliveries and scheduling. They explained what was happening and why certain things needed to be done. Right Angle was always responsive when we had questions and even when we changed our minds.”

In the end, this lengthy project came to fruition with a beautiful home that fits the family’s lifestyle and stands out as a showcase piece.

The home features a graceful curved wood banister, a relaxing patio and pool, an exquisitely detailed ceiling, plenty of additional built ins and storage space and many windows throughout. From fixtures to door handles, the updates nicely compliment the style of this older home.

We asked Mason what he likes best about his home’s new features. Though most people first notice the unique historic details, such as the dramatic ceiling, Mason says the functional aspects are his favorites.

“I like having a large kitchen island. I also like the convenience of the laundry room on the second floor close to the bedrooms,” he says.

“Right Angle Construction did a great job. Ours was a lengthy project, with lots of components. Max and the crew were great at tending to the details while the big picture was still being completed. Everyone was friendly and courteous – even when we were slow to make decisions or changed our minds. Right Angle helped make the entire process much more enjoyable.”

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