Saxena Victorian Remodel
NE Portland, Oregon | 2008
This precious antique Victorian home has been rescued and transformed into an outstanding model for sustainable historic preservation at a neighborhood scale. The great success of the project is due to the creative desire and vision of the client, who developed an all-star team of builders and designers including Joshua Klyber, Derek Smith, Sukita Crimmell, Communitecture, and Stuart Marsh. New features include an elevated floor plan to accommodate a habitable basement, an insulated block foundation wall, radiant heat earthen floors, fabulous ceramic tile installations, numerous recycled and natural materials, natural plasters, and innumerable artistic details using reclaimed bicycle parts.