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Renovated Portland Home Brings Vintage Industrial Style with Energy-Efficiency

Our choices in home design are often influenced by nostalgia, the neighborhood that we grew up and live in, and of course, the architects and artists who touched our lives. Having spent most of their lives in New York in a period when ‘loft renovations with distinct industrial style’ were the hip trend, this retired couple wanted a similar residence in Portland, Oregon. Having found a suitable building that was once a grocery, a printing press and a mechanic’s shop, the homeowners turned to Emerick Architects, who transformed it into a truly spectacular home that brilliantly combines functionality and aesthetics.

Cool, renovated home in Portland with sustainable style

Spread across 8000 square feet, it is the second-story loft that was turned into a unique living space with a style that borrows heavily from an era gone by. Vintage at every turn, large windows that mimicked “1930s steel-framed factory windows”, exposed steel surfaces and concrete additions helped transform this old building into a sensational loft home. The open plan living area contains the dining room, a distinct concrete fireplace, a beautiful kitchen with open shelves and of course, a large living zone. The addition of huge windows brings in ample natural ventilation, while principles of ‘adaptive reuse’ employed throughout the home make use of every available resource.

Industrial appeal of the home is accentuated by the large, framed glass doors

Private deck of the Portland home with a hint of greenery

Open plan living area of the industrial home

Old sprinkler-styled track lighting inside the spacious loft home

Dining room and kitchen of the renovated Portland house

Stacked firewood doubles as an artistic addition in the living area

Reclaimed furniture adds to the classic, timeless look of the interior

Almost all the details of the house were crafted locally by artisans, and the materials were kept as eco-friendly as possible. Reclaimed decor and accessories, vintage additions and lovely artwork add to the air of authenticity, while track lighting inspired by an old sprinkler system elegantly illuminates the interior. With a roof garden and 2000-square-foot solar panels to power the house, it is a lot more energy-efficient than it seems. With an additional guest apartment, a model-train room and other facilities downstairs, this is a renovated residence that completely bowls you over with its charm!

Concrete, steel and glass shape the large kitchen of the house

1930s steel-framed factory window inspired additions bring a sense of authenticity

Cozy bedroom design keeps things simple and uncluttered

Wall art inside the indsutrial Portland home

Vinatge decor and reclaimed materials shape the bathroom

Reclaimed and vintage furniture add to the appeal of the gorgeous home

Lower level of the residence houses utilities and other spaces

Energy-efficient home in Portland inspired by an old warehouse style

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