Alameda Update

Portland, OR

708 SF
Everyone Always Ends Up in the Kitchen
Creating an open kitchen and dining area continues to be a priority renovation project—a space that suits modern family life and entertaining with ease. This kitchen-dining overhaul amps up functionality while adding the perfect contemporary touches to this 1940’s home.
At the Alameda Modern, the focal point of the kitchen is a long wall with custom cabinetry, warm yellow tile, and a stainless steel range and hood.

The kitchen is open to the dining room at the renovated Alameda Modern.

By removing the dining room wall and adjacent storage, the reworked plan accommodates the coveted island configuration as well as a dining table. 

At the Alameda Modern, the existing kitchen was cramped and separated from the dining room. The existing kitchen had doors and windows on every wall, which made the space almost non-functional.
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Aligned pointed arches improve the spatial flow and visual connections from space to space with a thoughtful nod to the historic details of the home.

At the Alameda Modern, the traditional details of the home were preserved and repeated throughout the renovation. These include the arches between the rooms and the circular window next to the front door.
Inside one of the tall cabinets there is custom wine and barware storage at the Alameda Modern.
The original windows at the Alameda Modern were painted black to provide contrast with the surrounding white trim.

A Clayhaus hexagon accent tile in an eye-catching citrine energizes the space—a refreshing finishing touch for this kitchen-dining reno. Built-in wine storage provides added functionality.

Quartz countertops and rift white oak cabinets add to the light and bright appeal of the open space. The waterfall edge island and simple hardware maintain the clean lines of the modern design.

Ample storage, space-saving details and a well-planned workflow maximize efficiency.

At the Alameda Modern, the renovated kitchen features an island that acts as a buffer between the prep and dining areas. The island houses a niche for a microwave.
The archways between rooms are feature an unique pointed shape at the Alameda Modern.

“A gut kitchen renovation is a huge undertaking, and Lisa was there for us every step of the way.  Her clear design vision, commitment to quality and advocacy for us with our contractor got us a result we couldn’t be happier about!”

Sarah Z.


A niche in the cabinetry features a tiled backsplash and offers a place to display an orchid plant at the Alameda Update.