Schoolhouse Living: Ben Carstensen’s Fort-like Bungalow in Northeast Portland
In a neighborhood full of grand old Victorians and stately Colonial Revival manors, Ben Carstensen’s comparatively modest bungalow stands out in a coat of coal-black paint. It’s not just any black paint, though. It’s a very particular shade of black that’s eye-catching but not garish. Along with a lush garden and forest green vintage Land Rover Defender parked in front, it gives his home presence and personality in a neighborhood known for imposing residences. An experiential designer who…
22 Pretty Pergola Ideas to Update Your Outdoor Space
Offering shade and structure, pergolas are a great way to add beauty and function to your yard. Place one over a deck, patio, or corner of your backyard to instantly create an inviting outdoor room. Explore these pergola ideas to help you find the best design for your backyard.
New Garages that Blend In
What makes a new garage for a historic property look like it belongs? It’s all about scale—and the right details that make it blend in and provide harmony. Since the bungalow era overlaps the adoption of the automobile, style cues abound for compatible design.
Timber Frame Porches | Homestead Timber Frames
Have you ever driven by a home that really caught your eye? It’s usually the lines of a house – the placement of an unusual window or the combination of materials used, or maybe the welcoming front porch. The home stands out from the others around it and, more often than not, expresses the personality of the people