Mary Case Reuse – Willamette Heights
Historic Adaptation at It’s Best
An exemplary example of adaptive reuse – neighborhood lore tells us this one-of-a-kind residence began as a horse stable, then trolley car barn and later an auto barn.
In 1976, new owners repurposed the Romanesque brick arches to enclose a magical brick courtyard while maintaining the original historic façade. The massive old growth beams and trusses once sheltering model T’s now support the 12 foot vaulted ceiling of the kitchen. Old-world architectural details were salvaged from prominent NW mansions.
Four sets of wide French sliding doors open to the central courtyard bringing the outdoors inside. The result is a home that lives large and modern, still tells a neighborhood story and nourishes its inhabitants with old soul and character.
The daylight lower level offers a finished bonus room with kitchenette, gas fireplace and a 1 bedroom and 1 bath suite, with its own separate access – ideal for guest quarters.
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,910 sq ft