Drummond Rehabilitation (2011)

June 15, 2011 · by pcriadmin · Rehabilitations

PCRI’s rehabilitation of this large single-family home transformed it from an ugly duckling to the neighborhood jewel.  As with the Woolsey Rehabilitation and Alberta Court Rehabilitation, extensive renovation of this home was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (or stimulus) through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Portland Housing Bureau, creating jobs as well as improving PCRI’s affordable rental housing.

The most visible improvement to this 1909 home was the addition of a full-width covered front porch to improve the livability and appearance of the home.  Inside, the existing (and awkward) floorplan was reconfigured to open up the completed remodeled kitchen area, improve functionality and the flow of all rooms and add a main floor bedroom, increasing the total number of bedrooms from three to four.

Significant improvements to insulation and weatherization were also undertaken, kitchen and bathroom ventilation fans were added and new, efficient natural gas space and water heating replaced the outdated oil furnace.  Energy Star-rated appliances and WaterSense-rated plumbing fixtures were also incorporated to minimize utility costs and energy use.  In fact, sustainable choices were made throughout the house: existing fir floors were meticulously refinished where possible and new woodgrain laminate and natural linoleum floors were installed elsewhere.  Bricks from the existing chimney, removed as part of the renovation, were re-used for patio and walkway areas and raised planters were incorporated for backyard gardening.

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