Modern Farmhouse With Deep Roots

Modern Farmhouse With Deep Roots

Camille E. Trummer’s wonderful-grandmother’s dying wish was for her residence, found on a bluff over the Willamette River, to stay in the relatives and not be bought to builders. So, in 2020, the 35-yr-previous social-effects specialist acquired the assets, a 1942 farmhouse in North Portland’s Ignore community. Now, Trummer and her spouse and children stay in a fashionable farmhouse shaded by two huge sycamore trees—on the very same gravel highway as her grandparents and her father.

“We realized we experienced to rebuild one thing that represented the integrity of Portland,” says Trummer, a fourth-technology resident of the town, “but also the eyesight of what we want for the upcoming era of our spouse and children.”

Her roots in the property ran deep—but the unique property experienced to go. Trummer took it as her opportunity to design and style and construct accurately what she needed for her spouse, Daniel, and two kids, Naomi and Jonah. She retained the construction in the family members, way too, demolishing the initial farmhouse with Daniel and her father and engaging her cousin Lance Safranski of Residential Renovations to develop it again up. The rebuild also provided sustainability upgrades these types of as a metallic roof, a tankless drinking water heater, and locally sourced components from businesses this sort of as Rejuvenation and Cedar & Moss.

Trummer worked with architect Colin Jensen at Thesis Studio to layout anything that would also make her German-born associate experience as at dwelling in Forget as she does. They landed on a contemporary, Scandinavian-influenced Pacific Northwest cabin with a substantial porch and generous windows overlooking the river. Guests enter into the open-concept living place, eating room and kitchen area on dark floor tiles reminiscent of Daniel’s grandmother’s mud space in Germany. In a couple of spots, the subfloor below the model-new white oak planks sourced from Germany squeaks—a nod to the past that Trummer refused to permit her cousin maintenance.

As hectic working mom and dad, the Trummers wanted a residence that would aid them decompress. For them, that meant tons of pure gentle, clear strains and an airy truly feel.

“Daniel is all about German functionality,” she states. “He questioned, ‘How are we likely to use the room just about every working day?’ And I pair that with aesthetics and how to make it glimpse very.” (They also labored closely with Andy Barlow at Thesis Studio on the inside design.)

There is a lot of white, which has worried some visitors when they know a 7- and 2-year-outdated stay there.

“People come in and say, ‘You have a white couch? Are you nuts?’” Trummer says. “But one particular of the issues we teach our youngsters genuinely younger is about respecting a house. I imagine which is from German lifestyle simply because there is not a great deal of house so you will need to assume about your body and how you address your surroundings.”

Up coming up, the Trummers approach to finish the basement and landscape the yard. But the swing in the sycamore tree is being: The wooden has developed in excess of the hinge.

This tale also seems in Willamette Week’s Home Information Journal, Nester, revealed Oct 2022.