Sellwood Library HouseTraditional Kitchen, Portland

This turn-of-the-century original Sellwood Library was transformed into an amazing Portland home for it's New York transplants. Custom woodworking and cabinetry transformed this room into a warm living space. An amazing kitchen with a rolling ladder to access high cabinets as well as a stunning 10 by 4 foot carrara marble topped island! This open living space is incredibly unique and special! The Tom Dixon Beat Light fixtures define the dining space and add a beautiful glow to the room. Leaded glass windows and dark stained wood floors add to the eclectic mix of original craftsmanship and modern influences.

Lincoln Barbour

Example of a classic dark wood floor open concept kitchen design in Portland with shaker cabinets, gray cabinets, marble countertops, stone tile backsplash, paneled appliances, an island and black backsplash —  Houzz
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pudding wrote:Oct 30, 2013
  • capsislmg
    Where did you find the dining room table? I love it and am looking for something just like it.
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    Ashley Farina

    What is your wall color?

anateli wrote:Oct 30, 2013
  • reginapatrick

    love the floors. Can you recommend a similar color stain? Thank you.

  • mjkjrobinson

    Love this gorgeous kitchen, just awesome!

Charlie Konsor wrote:Feb 8, 2014
  • Ciara Minchuk

    who makes your cabinetry, I saw this kitchen in my Rejuvenation catalog and was so struck by the ebony cabinetry.. I'm waiting for those 5 little words from my next client " I'd like a black kitchen" . Love it.

  • louise259

    Just love that chair beside the small work table. Do you know where it came from?

nsasheridan wrote:Jan 14, 2014
  • quamhouse

    Don't expect the designers to give you ANY information. I emailed them about the custom made couch in this home and the guy wrote back a response stating the reason he couldn't reply was because he just doesn't have the time and the actual response was 10x longer than writing the name of the company that made the couch. He wasn't pleasant at all.

  • quamhouse

    I do have to say that it is so pleasant that the contractor is so willing to answer all questions! Says a lot about your business!

ccirou3 wrote:Feb 23, 2016
  • victorymomma

    I would say they are 10 to 10 1/2 feet high. My ceilings are 10 1/2 feet. and if you look at the stove area, you can make a fairly good guess/estimate. Counter height 36, over stove area 30, cabinets and stove exhaust 40, maybe 15 above that.

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    Angela Casaccio Designs

    Please tell me the name of the black painted cabinets

    Thank you

agelling wrote:Mar 14, 2014
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    The Works
    Thank you! Because this was originally an old library, it's a very large open living space, about 20'x50'.
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    AKG Design Studio LLC

    what company did you use for the ladder? Thanks!

nmcwhorter wrote:Nov 10, 2013
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    Diane Kremer, ASID CID
    Looks custom. Invest in a professional designer to help you with size and purchasing custom work. for 3 hrs.
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    I agree with diane. At first glance it looks like a 9ft x 40", pine table, straight leg, in brown cherry stain. If interested in a custom table like this, we can help. All of our custom tables are built to order and are made from reclaimed old barn wood. If interested, here is a link to check out our portfolio:

    Attached is also 2 similar tables we recently created. I hope this helps! Please give us a call with any questions, 978 831 3106
wolfjdds wrote:Feb 3, 2016
  • mmmellis

    Looking at the upper far right cabinet it looks like it might be oil rubbed bronze.

tracy16 wrote:Oct 6, 2014
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    The Works
    Carrara marble 3x6.
20060caldwell wrote:Jul 29, 2014
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    The Works
    Yes it is!
Deb Rittelmann wrote:Apr 8, 2014
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    The Works
    Kolbe and Kolbe is the manufacturer , they were custom made.
cooder1 wrote:Nov 8, 2013
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    The Works
    Sorry, we are the contractors and do not know the design information!
Lee Ekstam wrote:Nov 5, 2013
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    The Works
    Hi Lee, the hardware is from House of Antique Hardware.
ericaia wrote:Oct 31, 2013
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    The Works
    The windows were custom made and Kolbe and Kolbe is the manufacturer.
kmhluch wrote:Oct 30, 2013
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    The Works
    Alaco Ladder Company
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              What Houzz contributors are saying:

              Becky Harris added this to 10 Smashing Black KitchensJul 13, 2015

              1. In this Oregon library-turned-home, the interior designers at Jessica Helgerson Interior Design let the kitchen recede into the background and put the focus on the fantastic windows, which were painstakingly replicated from the originals. Black was used on the trim and built-ins throughout the open plan. Between the open shelves full of cookbooks and the rolling ladder, one can see the library spirit is still alive and well in the home. See the rest of this unique home

              Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Pair-Ups for Black in the KitchenMar 12, 2015

              7. Black cabinets + black trim + dark stained wood floors. If your kitchen is part of a larger, open-plan space, deep, saturated color can make the space feel kitchen-like. In this room, dark stained floors, black cabinets and black trim are enhanced by sculptural Tom Dixon pendant lights and a Carrara-marble-topped island.

              Laura Gaskill added this to Holiday Party Prep: Ready Your SuppliesNov 2, 2013

              1. Think about the kind of gathering you will be hosting. A cocktail party for 20 friends will require totally different supplies than a holiday meal for your immediate family or an open house where 50 to 100 people may traipse through in the course of a day. Now is the time to decide on the type of gathering you want to host, how many people you will be inviting and the style and level of formality of your party.

              What Houzzers are commenting on:

              Denise Woodhouse added this to Beach House WindowsOct 11, 2019

              Hmmmm, diamond transom above grid casements

              Jeanmarie Long added this to Jeanmarie's ideasOct 3, 2019

              Countertop color with the dark cabinets

              Chris Schorr added this to csws74's ideasSep 25, 2019

              The original windows were also painstakingly measured and replicated, including the frames, mullions and diamond-paned transoms. The team also sourced vintage-style window hardware, like sash locks and stays. (Mitchell recommends sources like Rejuvenation and House of Antique Hardware.) The original Douglas fir floors were in bad shape but were restored and repaired; boards that couldn't be salvaged were replaced with reclaimed vintage boards that had to be seamlessly laced into the surface. "You can't find the same grain and coloring in new material," Mitchell says. In furnishing the cottage, Jessica Helgerson's design team cleverly mixed pieces from different eras and made of different materials, including classic modern Hans Wegner Wishbone dining chairs, Cherner counter stools, a dining table made of wood reclaimed from a pipe organ, Tom Dixon Beat Pendant Lights and a walnut Ursuline Desk from Ligne Roset

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