They hired Vanillawood, a local design firm, to redo the kitchen and baths. That project quickly turned into a full-on remodel, turning the outdated house into a dwelling fit for modern living without sacrificing its vintage appeal.
The exterior, now painted a gorgeous charcoal black, was extended with the backyard addition of an large outdoor deck, its modern wood a warm contrast to the original house, which holds onto its historic curb appeal out front. Inside, a clumsy attic add-on was transformed into a ample master suite.
Click through to the full story to see a few photos of the interior, which showcases the family's eclectic British style, mixing in different periods and pops of color with informal ease.
Images: Leela Cyd Ross for Portland Monthly