Boise neighborhood, Portland Oregon
Renovated: 2009
Contractor:  Carl Munz

Originally built in 1900, heavily remodeled sometime after WWII, barely escaping arson after being left empty and derelict in the 1980's, re-claimed in the 1990's, there was still a lot of original character and material in this little mongrel of a building.  Because this building had been so worked over, it was more accomodating of change and a functional, colorful informality.  I characterize the end result as 'French Country Western'.