Wall Street Journal Mansion - April 30, 2015

FEH Features Extraordinary Portland Craftsman Renovation in Mansion
Wall Street Journal Mansion - April 30, 2015

John and Geri Miner paid $1.375 million for this 8,752-square-foot Craftsman-style home in Portland, Oregon in 2000 after deciding they needed a bigger house. ‘We looked at a lot of houses,’ says Mr. Miner, a venture capitalist. ‘This one really struck us because all of the common spaces are big and airy and there are over 85 windows and lots of light and spectacular views.’ 

As part of a $2.7 million renovation, the Miners brought in New York architectural colorist Donald Kaufman to choose the more than 25 different colors of paint used throughout the home including on some of the hardwood floors. ‘I love painted floors. It’s one option people forget to think about,’ says Mr. Kaufman. The Miners also took the house down to the studs and reconfigured it to enlarge the kitchen, finish the full-size basement and add a two-car garage.  ‘We’ve had some great parties—it was an excellent party house,’ says Mr. Miner, adding that they’ve had events with more than 150 guests. 

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