Little Prescott House


Location
Portland, OR

Size
1,145 SF
Bigger Isn’t Always Better
The humble beginning of this home was a 1900s cabin. Six additions over 100 years made it a hot architectural mess. The illogical puzzle needed to be reworked to better suit the client and the site. This whole house remodel provides a fresh start—a new legacy as a modest modern home sweet home.
This is a GIF file showing the progression of deconstruction and reconstruction of the Little Prescott House.
The kitchen at the Little Prescott House features rift white oak cabinets and concrete countertops. The backsplash is bright blue ceramic tile from Fireclay Tile. Fixtures and hardware are matte black.

The living room at the Little Prescott House features built-in cabinetry with space for storage and display.

This three-bedroom, 1,320-sq.ft. home was deconstructed and brought back to life as a 1,145-sq.ft. two-bedroom haven. Built-ins bookend the centralized bathroom, creating a clear circulation path throughout the home. The garage was detached from the house—to restore easy access to the backyard—and reintroduced as guest quarters. 


Beautiful built-ins unify the design of the main living areas and allow for the perfect personal touches and eye-catching accents.

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This is a floor plan drawing of the Little Prescott House before being renovated.
Before
This is a plan drawing of the Little Prescott House after being renovated.
After
The focal point of the kitchen at the Little Prescott House is the bright blue backsplash with 2" x 8" tile from Fireclay Tile.

The home now has a desirable open kitchen and dining area that directly connects to outdoor living space. The kitchen features rift white oak Euro-style cabinets, concrete counters and contrasting black hardware. 

The kitchen backsplash at the Little Prescott House is 2" x 8" ceramic tile from Fireclay Tile.
The Little Prescott House features rift white oak cabinetry and concrete countertops.
The dining room at the Little Prescott House features a built-in buffet. Cabinets are white oak and countertops are concrete.
Backsplash tiles in the kitchen at the Little Prescott House are from Fireclay Tile.

A FireClay tile backsplash is a highlight of the space. The ocean color is like a breath of fresh air that infuses the space with energy.


An interest in local and sustainable materials influenced the choice of finishes in this remodel.

Everyone wants to spend more time in this shower.


A skylight brings ample natural light into the centralized bathroom and an evergreen FireClay tile accent makes this a refreshing spa-like oasis. The custom-designed frosted glass panel separates the shower from the remainder of the bathroom, allowing privacy while maintaining the open design.

The bathroom at the Little Prescott House features walls tile in a 2" x 8" size, set in a staggered running bond. There is a tiled ledge for soaps. The tile is from Fireclay Tile.
The bathroom at the Little Prescott House features ceramic wall tile from Fireclay Tile.
The vanity at the Little Prescott House is crafted from white oak and the countertop is concrete.
The shower at the Little Prescott House is a walk-in. It is separated from the toilet area by a full height piece of textured glass.
The doors at the Little Prescott House are made from white oak. Hardware is black.

Light dances across the textured surfaces—an enviable mix of materials installed in pleasing geometric patterns.

The shower floor is laid with Montauk Black slate at the Little Prescott House. The shower is a walk-in.