Project Description

Albemarle Terrace House

DESIGNER: Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
BUILDER: Brad Lackey Construction
PHOTOGRAPHY: Aaron Leitz Photography


Jessica Helgerson Interior Design’s newly remodeled Portland home features unexpected colorways, rich textures, and luxurious amenities, all brought together by vintage-inspired hardware from Chown. 

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design’s Albemarle Terrace home is a perfect example of the old adage, Good things take time. After five years of remodeling the 100-year-old residence in Portland’s Kings Heights neighborhood, Jessica Helgerson has masterfully maintained the home’s vintage character while giving it a contemporary refresh. Built originally in 1922, the remodeled 5,400-square-foot home features five bathrooms, two kitchens, a new wine cellar, and saunaall complete with Chown pieces that echo its old-meets-new design. 

Albemarle Terrace begins with an arresting black front door, outfitted with vintage-inspired hardware from P.E. Geurin. The brass hardware is made from century-old molds, paying homage to the 100-year-old structure and setting the tone for the rest of the home. The door handles are also designed with unlacquered finishes, allowing the material to patina over time. 

“The best part about collaborating with Jessica Helgerson Interior Design was recognizing the importance of the hardware and plumbing in the overall look of the project and investing in the best quality available,” says Chown’s Portland Sales Representative, Robert Stephens.

Throughout the home, Jessica Helgerson’s signature muted colorways and rich textures create an equally luxurious and sophisticated experience, characterized by a custom curved couch, herringbone wood floors, and intricate light fixtures. The same can be said about the home’s five bathrooms, which mix classic materials with unconventional colorways to strike a conversation between new and old. Washed in deep greens and powder blues, the bathrooms are punctuated with marble countertops, dark wood vanities, and classic plumbing from Waterworks

The main kitchen, which was relocated to face a sunnier side of the home, features a Rohl farmhouse sink, a pot-filler by Waterworks, and brass hardware from P.E. Geurin to offset subway tile and bright white cabinets. Jessica Helgerson’s team also developed a second canning and project kitchen for catering and entertaining. 

Call your local Chown showroom for more information about the products featured on this project.