Historic Craftsman Front Porch

Staying True to the Historic Character of the Home

Time and Oregon weather had taken their toll on the home, so Deb hired us to restore her porch. We replaced the rot in the columns, the concrete work, the steps and walkways, and reinforced the home for earthquakes while keeping the historic character of the home in mind as we worked with Deb Kadas, who designed this porch.

“Anytime we work with historic projects, we find unique challenges. We use our experience and creativity to find a path to the perfect finish”

Steve Schoonover, Superintendent, G. Christianson Construction

PROJECT DETAILS

Columns and Railings

Keeping with the period of the house and surrounding historic neighborhood, we re-built the dream wrap-around porch that anyone would enjoy a cup of coffee on.

Hard Trowel Concrete Porch

We worked with Deb Kadas, Designer, to create mockup samples of the various possible finishes for concrete work and she selected this burnished flat trowel finish to recreate the historic texture of the original porch. We also poured both steps and wall caps to match the finish of the original porch.

Deb Kadas, Interior Design Studio »

What our Clients are Saying

“They took our period bathroom and built a gorgeous and accessible shower with great sensitivity to the historic details. They left no mess, and finished every detail perfectly. They adapted to small changes we suggested and made errors right. Tony, especially, was just terrific to work with and the cabinetmaker was a master!”

Ed & Karen Miller, Corvallis

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“We have hired G. Christianson Construction for many projects in two homes over a span of many years... I would not hesitate to recommend or hire them again. Thumbs up! ”

Laurie Sheriff & Scott Dickinson, Corvallis

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“We worked with G. Christianson on a pretty major kitchen remodel, and the whole project went wonderfully from start to finish. They helped us develop our vision for the new kitchen into a concrete set of plans, and they worked with us to keep the project within our budget. As construction progressed, they were communicative and responsive. We really appreciated the weekly meetings they held with us, where they updated us on their progress and consulted with us about any changes we needed to make to our original plan due to unforeseen quirks in our mid-century house. In the end, the work is solid and beautiful, and our new kitchen is a joy to cook and bake in. We really appreciated the craftsmanship, attention to detail, and deep knowledge of the whole G. Christianson team. We felt like we were in good hands the entire time we worked with them. Just as importantly, everyone we interacted with during the project was friendly and professional, from Carl, the owner, to Anna, the designer we worked with, to Ben and the G. Christianson crew, to all of the subcontractors they brought in, and everyone else. We wouldn't hesitate to work with G. Christianson again if we ever have more remodeling work to do, and we highly recommend them.”

Arianna Chandler & Rob Hess, Corvallis