Residential Design

VOL.5 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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a number of projects underway that carried us through." Nowadays, the firm is going gang- busters, and has developed a bit of a specialty in resuscitating the ar- ea's midcentury houses into stylish, high-functioning dwellings. "The market has been very good for us, particularly in the last three years," says Dave. "Each year has been our best year ever, and each year has beat the previous year. I don't see it slowing down, but as a business owner, I'm always worried about it." Having survived slowdowns, however mild, has taught the firm the importance of keeping remodeling jobs in the mix of work—even smaller ones that some architects might spurn, especially when busy. "As long as we can give good design, we don't mind doing smaller projects. We will still do a kitchen remodel or a bathroom," says Dave. "There are always remodels, it seems. Even when the economy slows, we always tend to have work." According to Tim, remodeling work has other virtues, as well. "Portland can be humbling sometimes," he says. "It's these smaller projects that help keep us grounded—we're not in New York or a larger city. Our services need to appeal to everyone." This page: Although recognizable as a midcentury modern, nearly every element of the 1957 Myrtle Mid-Century was upgraded and improved. A second-story addition increases the bedroom count, while leaving the main building free to showcase its dramatic pitched roof. Photos: David Papazian 20 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 5, 2018 PRO-FILE DESIGN

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