Old House Revival Series

Explore ways to renovate vintage living spaces

Instead of a home tour this year, the AHC is presenting a series of articles, photo galleries, videos and more on ways to adapt historic homes or living spaces for a 21st-century lifestyle while retaining original character. This series includes photo-driven stories on homes of different styles and eras. Subscribe to our e-news, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to find out when new features are posted.


Historic House gets “modern craftsman” kitchen

Photo courtesy Melody Emerick.

Learn how the owners of the historic Blaine Smith house in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood undertook a kitchen renovation with the help of Emerick Architects, and view the beautiful end result!

Rose City Park home redo restores function and period charm

Photo by Nina Johnson.

See how homeowners Skye and Steve Nollkamper approached a series of renovations to their 1913 home.  

The AHC home tour showcase

The AHC has been organizing home tours for two decades. This gallery of images from past AHC home tours show a wide variety of home styles, living spaces, and approaches to renovation.

Preparing vintage homes for the “Big One”

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In this video, the Portland Bureau of Development Services discusses ways to protect your home in an earthquake with Steve Gemmell from Earthquake Tech.

By Saving “One of the Last of Its Kind,” ARCIFORM Preserves Portland’s History

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Arciform recently posted an update on the renovation of the Morris Marks house with some amazing images! This home and its story was featured as part of our 2018 Old House Revival Tour.

Resource guide

If you are considering taking on a home renovation project yourself, check out our resource guide for businesses that offer products and services related to the renovation of historic homes and spaces.

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