This home was renovated by Emerick Architects, and is located in Portland, Oregon, USA. The home covers an area of 8,000 square feet, and has an elegant and spacious interior. The 2,400-square-foot second-story loft is lined with 13-foot-high windows, custom-made to replicate 1930s steel-framed factory windows — albeit in double-paned glass and wood.
There are few interior walls; instead, a massive fireplace anchors the main space, where the couple lounge, cook and eat. A single slim bedroom and bathroom are tucked off to one side. “We added subtle historical cues, so it wouldn’t become a theme park,” Ms. Childs said, indicating a nine-foot-square steel fire door that closes off the main room and looks like sculpture as much as a divider. Track lighting imitates an old sprinkler system, punctuated with antique sprinkler heads and pressure gauges for decorative flair. Most of the furnishings are reclaimed, vintage or locally made. Rough-hewed coffee tables were built with wood farmhouse beams, their surfaces dotted with whorls and swirls. The couple unearthed other items at salvage shops, including a vintage urinal that they turned into their bathroom sink. “We bought it because of its beautiful rusted patina, but the painters tried to refinish it,” Mr. Zaret said.