"For a single woman to find a contractor who takes you seriously, that’s a big thing.”
Fresh Coat of Portland was one of the first firms Kati Smith contacted when she needed to repaint her 1905 Lents bungalow. As she chatted with the sales manager about exterior color and finish options, she mentioned that she was also hoping to remodel her bathroom.
Angela Todd of Angela Todd Designs describes her first visit to the home of Doug and Diana Boss as somewhat magical. “Daisy, their yellow Labrador retriever, came galloping toward me through the lush landscape and onto the blue stone pathway leading up the front of the house,” she recalls. “The springtime dew and aromatic budding shrubs and flowers were energizing. It is hard to explain in words, but all of my senses were aware this was a special place.”
Brian Schmidt and his team of subcontractors achieved what everyone thought was an impossible task: building “Joie de Vivre,” a complex, ultra-modern home for the 2015 NW Natural Street of Dreams in six short months.
In this issue, we show the homes of local Oregon celebrities. Tres Shannon, the owner of Voodoo Doughnut, famous chef Vitaly Paley and wife Kimberly, world-renowned surfer Gerry Lopez, former Trail Blazer Channing Frye and Chris Isaak’s lead guitarist, Hershel Yatovitz, were all kind enough to let us step inside their personal spaces.
Oregon Remodelers Association/NARI is proud to present the winners of the Outstanding Remodeling Achievement Awards for 2015. Each of the projects featured represents that remodeler’s unique response to the needs of the client.