The existing 1920 house had suffered the consequences of years of renters and unfortunate remodels. The house was dismantled, gutted and brought back to take its rightful place on a street full of classic Portland houses. There was extensive use of reclaimed building materials in this project. Most of the kitchen cabinets were made from re-milling the dismantled douglas fir roof rafters. All of the rest of the built-ins were made from reclaimed lumber as well. A lot of focus was given to create interesting textures and built-ins accessible for a young child to explore.