ELLIS FULLER LAWRENCE


An The James E. Wheeler House was conceived by Ellis Fuller Lawrence, the co-founder and first Dean of the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, when he was just 30 years old. Our clients are the third custodians of this historically significant Colonial Revival home and have tasked us to bring modern function to the home while remaining respectful to Lawrence’s original vision and its status on the National Historic Register. Replicating original moldings, replacing non-period fixture and fitting, choosing period-appropriate finishes while adding comfort and function all contribute to the ongoing enhancement of this home. We have completed the kitchen, butler’s pantry, formal dining room, men’s dressing room, laundry spaces and a fresh coat of exterior paint. Current projects include renovating the two principal bathing rooms.

See our process on Instagram.

Project Snapshot
Location: Portland Heights
Size: 8,000 sf
Completion: Ongoing
Contractor: JDL Development
Photography: Josh Partee