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Robin Budd
Schoolhouse Living: Ben Carstensen

Schoolhouse Living: Ben Carstensen’s Fort-like Bungalow in Northeast Portland

In a neighborhood full of grand old Victorians and stately Colonial Revival manors, Ben Carstensen’s comparatively modest bungalow stands out in a coat of coal-black paint. It’s not just any black paint, though. It’s a very particular shade of black that’s eye-catching but not garish. Along with a lush garden and forest green vintage Land Rover Defender parked in front, it gives his home presence and personality in a neighborhood known for imposing residences. An experiential designer who…

Pergolas are commonly freestanding structures -- but you can attach a pergola onto the side of your house, shed, or garage, too. It's a great way to save space and add interest to an otherwise ordinary wall./

22 Pretty Pergola Ideas to Update Your Outdoor Space

Offering shade and structure, pergolas are a great way to add beauty and function to your yard. Place one over a deck, patio, or corner of your backyard to instantly create an inviting outdoor room. Explore these pergola ideas to help you find the best design for your backyard.

Building carriage doors from scratch

Building carriage doors from scratch General Garage Discussion

Architects Nott & Associates borrowed the fascia board detail on this new garage from a period house in the neighborhood.

New Garages that Blend In

What makes a new garage for a historic property look like it belongs? It’s all about scale—and the right details that make it blend in and provide harmony. Since the bungalow era overlaps the adoption of the automobile, style cues abound for compatible design.

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Open shelving in a garage is a great storage solution for big tubs filled with your supplies

Open shelving in a garage is a great storage solution for big tubs filled with your supplies

Board & Batten Siding

Board & Batten Siding

Timber Frame door hood - not structural add on to existing building.

Timber Frame Porches | Homestead Timber Frames

Have you ever driven by a home that really caught your eye? It’s usually the lines of a house – the placement of an unusual window or the combination of materials used, or maybe the welcoming front porch. The home stands out from the others around it and, more often than not, expresses the personality of the people