This family of five from the Netherlands, the van Hamerens, chose their 1917 Portland, Oregon, home for the circular layout and period details. It also sits on a hill with views of Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and Mount Adams, a far cry from their former below-sea-level digs.
French doors to a sunroom and a large, cozy fireplace are the defining features of the living room, and the moldings are painted white to keep an airy feel inside. Updates the van Hamerens did include a master suite in the basement and a beautiful, open kitchen.
Images: Torsten Kjellstrand for The Oregonian