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Alberta Mercantile: A New Live/Work Development in NE Portland

22 Mar 2010, Posted by Shawn in Remodeling, Showcase, 1 Comments

Alberta Mercantile: A New Live/Work Development in NE Portland


Alberta Mercantile is a new Live/Work project in the inner east side of Portland. See how developer Brad Fowler transformed a homely concrete box into a modern combination of retail and urban living.

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Portland Architecture’s Renovation Review

29 Dec 2009, Posted by Shawn in Highlights, Remodeling, 0 Comments

Portland Architecture’s Renovation Review


Looking for a great review on a decade’s worth of architectural renovations? This Portland blog is THE site for information and insight on some of the city’s most notable projects.

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Fireplace Makeover

25 Oct 2009, Posted by Shawn in Highlights, Remodeling, 4 Comments

Fireplace Makeover


Over the last few months I’ve been working hard to update my 50’s fireplace. Nothing says “mid century” quite like those flat, red bricks.  The final product is the result of a custom mold, dyed concrete, and a dead-fall fir mantle from Mt. St Helens. You can see the finished result above – next I’ll post on how I tackled the project. (more…)

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