Irvington is a neighborhood in the Northeast section of Portland, Oregon. It is distinguished by a number of large stately homes, often positioned on a number of oversized lots. The Irvington Community Association funds it’s activities by holding a well-attended tour of these homes each spring. More about the history of this neighborhood can be found here.

A large majority of the Irvington neighborhood is a historic district. That will mean that exterior changes will need an additional review before the work is approved. We have done several of these and can help with the process of designing to the historic review standards.

In the picture on the top left, there is an interior stair way that we rebuilt to modern code and designed a triangular bookshelf to fit in below. We were able to find a salvaged small door that was used to build a storage area under the stairs.

As shown in the middle picture, in some houses the interior chimney is not being used for venting or as a fireplace. The chimney was removed and in that space a built-in book shelf was added to match the style of the room.

We have worked on some houses that have been damaged to restore the original details. In the interior shot to the right, there was water damage to the living room and dining room. The homeowners were having a hard time finding a builder who was familiar with building the trim work in the same detail. Fortunately, we have a special interest in the craftsman style so we were able to find the wide boards and match the trim profile details.

What our clients are saying...

Matt and Max were awesome to work with. We had been dreading remodeling our bathroom due to the price and the inconvenience but knew that, with a baby on the way, we needed to fix the leak that was bringing water into our kitchen. Max gave us a reasonable bid and was able to complete the job in a timely matter, even with a few hiccups (leaking skylight, ants nests found in the walls). They were super clean, making sure to sweep and vacuum nightly before they left. The quality of their work was great and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a super friendly, honest contractor.

Whitney O. from Portland, OR