The Lowe Home
Photo courtesy of Norman Hersom
Kathleen and Bob Lowe’s 1929 Tudor has been in the family for 44 years and is filled with history — since they purchased the classic home from his parents a handful of years ago.
The home is best described as comfy and eclectic, serving as a treasure trove of interesting finds from the homeowners’ lives. Works from local Oregon artists grace the walls, most of them purchased from Portland or Cannon Beach galleries. A palette of gray, white and black tones makes the furnishings and art pop.
One of the home’s most distinctive original features is the curved plaster finish found in both the living and dining rooms. The homeowners haven’t been able to find this one-of-a-kind finish anywhere else.
In 1976 Bob’s parents completed an addition that brought a family room into the home, expanded the kitchen and built an upstairs master suite. The kitchen is a charming mix of the original appliances and some tasteful upgrades like Corian countertops. Kathleen describes this combination family room/kitchen area as the “500 feet of home we actually live in.”
A single original bath on the main still retains the classic bathtub and original tile work.
A model of ingenuity and design can be found within an upstairs addition that completes a full second story by way of converting part of the attic. Bob’s father lovingly transformed the space into a beautiful master suite with a charming sitting area, walk-in closet and bathroom as a final gift to his family before his death.
The former master suite is also upstairs and now serves as their daughter’s room. Lovely original fixtures, a charming closet and a quaint half bath complete this perfect room.
This classic Tudor truly embraces the original character of the time, with gracious modern updates featuring a touch of vintage industrial charm.
Drawing by 4th Grader Oceane Benadum