Name: Michele, Jeff and daughters Marlowe and Macie, 19 months
Location: Northwest Portland, Oregon
Size: 3,000 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years; owned
Jeff and Michele are both native Portlanders who met at a wedding in 2002. Five years after meeting, the couple bought their first home together, and just days after becoming homeowners, they started their first major renovation project. It doesn't seem like they have slowed down since: they spent seven years living in (and constantly updating!) their first home, and when the opportunity to buy a gem of a 1954 mid-century home came up, they jumped at the chance.