Greenhills Remodel

Greenhills Portland Remodel

Originally built in the 1920s, this Tudor style house had some grand spaces and details, but had seen better days when purchased by the current owners.

The remodel added a new kitchen, a family room with lots of natural light, a dining alcove, and an elevator. The basement was entirely reworked to replace a warren of ad hoc spaces with a new guest suite and office.


Greenhills, Portland, Oregon


Green Gables Design and Restoration: Robert Head, project manager


Corky Miller

Greenhills Front Porch

The porch was too deep, which was fixed by converting part of it to an entry vestibule. The new construction seamlessly works in with the old, extending and improving the original house.

Front Entry Vestibule

New front doors open to a new entry vestibule, which takes space from the front porch that used to be too deep.

Greenhills Rear Elevation with Pool

This rear (south) elevation shows the new recessed porch alcove and stairs providing direct access to the pool.

Greenhills New Kitchen

A skylight above the sink provides lots of natural light for the kitchen. 

Greenhills Dining Alcove with French Doors

New dining alcove with French doors to a small porch opening onto the previously inaccessible front garden.

Greenhills New Family Room, Kitchen, Dining

The new family room with a custom masonry fireplace overlooks the new kitchen and dining alcove. Built-in cabinets and wet bar to left.