Sullivans Gulch Renovation

This 1906 four square home in the Sullivans Gulch neighborhood of NE Portland sat vacant for 6 months prior to Building Blocks starting the restoration.  Code violations, a failing front porch, and a general need for a top to bottom remodel made this house a perfect project.

You can read all about it in the feature article in the June/July, 2010 issue of Northwest Renovation: A home improvement magazine!

The project is 100% complete and was sold to a lucky family in less than 4 months!

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Located in the Sullivans Gulch neighborhood walking distance to all the Irvington shops and restaurants on Broadway.
Every surface has been restored. All original character intact, with modern updates.
Period appropriate lighting and plumbing fixtures.
South facing, corner lot – LIGHT AND BRIGHT.
Stained glass windows in Living room, entry, stairwell, and Master bedroom.
Original wavy glass windows throughout house.
Eco-friendly. 95% efficient gas furnace, efficient 80 gallon hot water heater, new plumbing throughout, upgraded electrical throughout, non toxic finishes throughout, Super efficient spray in foam insulation in ceiling of 3rd floor and basement (this alone makes the house 30% more efficient!), everything that could be recycled, or re-purposed was.

Main Floor:
All original woodwork intact and unpainted – very rare, very beautiful.
Oak floors
Living room, formal dining room, kitchen, mudroom, 1/2 bath, and large entry room.
highlights: two pair of matching columns, pocket doors, huge windows with bays in both living and dining rooms, incredible new modern gourmet kitchen with pro jenn-air dual fuel range and cabinet faced efficient fridge and dishwasher.
Kitchen island cabinets and entry bench crafted from original butler staircase lumber.
Second Floor:
Three bedrooms. One is a master suite with an oversize walk-in shower with glass walls.
Hall bath – full period restoration. Fir wainscot, deep clawfoot tub, hex tile floor
Fir flooring throughout

Third Floor:
extra wide stairs with landing lead up to a huge newly finished bonus room. Great for kids, yoga, anything!

Lower floor: Full, dry, unfinished basement with lots of natural light.

The house sits above the street and has a stately presence.
Private fenced back and side yards.
Two car garage.
Outdoor living room with patio that opens into one side of the garage (ping pong anyone?)

Approximate total SF: 2825
lot size: 5000SF
Bedrooms: 3+
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 partial