Bowline Studio

Campbell garage conversion
April 2019 - August 2020
Portland, OR

Portland is full of old houses with detached, small garages just waiting to be re-imagined into comfortable and bright living spaces. In this project, an existing garage from the 40’s was converted into a conditioned work space and patio for a young family in North Portland. 

The foot print of the garage remains unaltered, but outdoor living spaces have been re-imagined to provide a shaded entertainment zone and more engagement with a massive coastal redwood behind the garage.

The interior features the addition of a bathroom and an office workspace. The roof has been reconstructed as a steep gable in order to provide for a generous attic storage space and a striking visual appearance from the exterior. Expansive glazing and skylights provide ample natural light and visual connection to the impressive tree adjacent to the rear terrace.

Below are photos of the garage before the project.