West Hills Remodel
A mid-century ranch house with views to Mount Hood had great bones. The exterior was nicely detailed and in great shape and would mainly be kept as built. The interior was another story. The existing plan was a maze of hallways, dark rooms and low ceilings. Everything was out of date and in need of refreshing.
The new owner wanted to reimagine the interior as an open/light filled oasis. They wanted lots of space to display their extensive art collection. The interior was mostly gutted with only major structural walls remaining. The main hallway between the entry and living space was removed as were the ceiling joists in the living room. The living room is the star of the show with new vaulted ceiling with skylights, custom fir built-in casework, white oak floor and basalt tile fireplace surround. The rest of the house has been renovated and updated as well. The new interior is contemporary with respect payed to the midcentury vintage of the home.
"Because of its location and wanting to live on one level, I bought a 1950's ranch by a well known local architect. i asked for a complete remodel of the interior including the basement. Korbich Architects have a wonderful sense of design and came up with a plan that I liked. I am very happy living in my house and most of that credit goes to the architect."