Hoyt House

Photos by David Papazian

A turn of the century Portland historic property is remodeled to reflect the owner’s traveled past, yet celebrate contemporary updates. Bright and light, the designer chose cool tone walls and fresh pops of color to accent the home’s vintage architecture. Crisp white walls and charcoal doors created a modern clean look to this vintage home. Pops of color with art and accessories add personality and interest.

The antique fireplace in the primary living space was redone with hand-fired black tiles that add drama to the space from Ann Sacks. Gallery white walls, architectural white shutters, and a custom glass display cabinet provide an excellent backdrop for the owner’s ample art collection. In the dining room, a vintage French chandelier reflects the house’s turn of the century heritage. This piece was purchased in Amsterdam.

The kitchen was updated with gray cabinets and an antique mirror backsplash. Black granite counter tops and high end appliances make this space a delight. A large island of white oak is the central gathering place for meal prep and parties.

The spacious master bathroom, formerly a small bedroom, is home to a beautiful claw-foot tub, original to the 1906 home. Light, herringbone patterned wood floors, floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall mirrors, and black doors add complementary modern details to the relaxing, spa-like space.

Lynne Parker Designs took the home’s small outdoor space and added multiple seating zones, a hot tub, an amazing grilling area, and cafe lights to create a special backyard retreat. A fire pit for s’mores sets the mood for summer gatherings. This small space became a beautiful oasis for the busy family and sits just steps from Portland’s bustling 23rd Avenue. Gray rocks and pavers create a carpet-like pathway thru the garden and a cute bike shed brings warm wood tones into the space. Pops of color with throw pillows give this outdoor space the feel of chic lounge. It provides an extended and serene living space to the historic home.