Howells Architecture + Design

Howells Architecture + Design

Services:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design

Regions:

  • Pacific Northwest
  • Rocky Mountains

Alameda Kitchen Remodel, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Alameda Kitchen Remodel Photo: Anna M Campbell

 

Howells Architecture + Design is a small residential architecture and interior design practice based in Portland, Oregon, with additional projects in the Mountain West and California. Firm Principal Michael Howells (AIA/ LEED AP) received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of New Mexico. Before starting his own practice, Michael was employed by exceptional practitioners in Santa Fe (Michael F. Bauer + Associates), New York City (Alan Wanzenberg, Architect) and Jackson Hole (Carney Logan Burke). Howells Architecture + Design offers complete architecture and interior design services. Our work is informed by enduring principles of design and craftsmanship, true sustainability (not gimmicks), and a love of warm, soulful modernism that is timeless rather than trendy. In every project, we aim for a refined expression that is historically aware, yet also of the present. Above all, we seek to create spaces that feel intuitive and natural, and have an authentic personal connection to those who inhabit them.

Teton Village Residence, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Teton Village Residence: All 5 bathrooms in this Jackson Hole ski home incorporate the same motif in the architect-designed cabinetry. Tile is by Heath Ceramics, in a palette inspired by the surrounding Wyoming landscape. Photo: David Agnello

Teton Village Residence, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Teton Village Residence: Master bedroom of a 7-bed/5-bath new single family residence on the slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Architecture and Interior Design by Michael Howells. Photo: David Agnello

Teton Village Residence, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Teton Village Residence: This ski-in, ski-out out 7-bed/5-bath Wyoming home was built to strict codes mandating a rustic vernacular style, but a clean-lined approach to detailing puts a spin on the archetypal mountain residence. At the interior, select regional "kitsch" motifs (antler chandeliers, bison taxidermy) are offset by the otherwise refined context. Architecture and Interior Design by Michael Howells. Photo: David Agnello

Mt Tabor Kitchen Remodel, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Mt Tabor Kitchen Remodel: After a house fire destroyed much of the interior of this SE Portland home, the owners took the opportunity to upgrade the kitchen and master bath. The result is a clean-lined, but historically sensitive renovation for this Craftsman home. Photo: Anna M. Campbell

Alameda Kitchen Remodel, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Alameda Kitchen Remodel: The kitchen in this 1920s English-influenced Portland home takes its inspiration from the classic English scullery. A color scheme of royal-blue, black, and white, together with an apron sink, brings a little "Downtown Abbey" attitude to this remodel. Photo: Anna M. Campbell

Wilshire Kitchen Remodel, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Wilshire Kitchen Remodel: Designed for a 1930s home, this kitchen remodel aims for a clean, timeless sensibility without sacrificing the space to generic modernism, or going all-out "retro." Cherry cabinets against a gray-blue Heath tile backsplash add texture, warmth, and variation. Period reproduction lighting, pulls, and a custom Formica table root the kitchen to its origins. Photo: Matt Niebuhr

Wilshire Kitchen Remodel, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Wilshire Kitchen Remodel: For the cabinetry in this galley kitchen remodel, we drew inspiration from the owner's collection of musical instruments, displayed in the adjacent living room. We felt a rich, warm wood with an interesting grain would personalize the kitchen for its owners and complement the sleek modern lines of the overall design scheme. Photo: Matt Niebuhr

Wilshire Kitchen Remodel, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Wilshire Kitchen Remodel: A custom cherry banquette and formica table work add a flexible dine/work space for a homeschooling family with three kids. Photo: Matt Niebuhr

Butterfield Garage Conversion, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Butterfield Garage Conversion: We designed a series of modifications to a 1940s ranch home, including a second-story garage conversion into children's bedrooms and bath; and a new art studio. Photo: Karen Baigrie

Concordia Kitchen Remodel, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Concordia Kitchen Remodel: A select few 1940s motifs (Marmoleum flooring, cabinetry pulls and lighting) quote the original era of this Portland home. The attitude is otherwise modern and clean, with natural-finish maple cabinetry chosen for durability, brightness, and warmth. Photo: Matt Niebuhr

Concordia KItchen Remodel, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Concordia KItchen Remodel: Breakfast nook. Photo: Matt Niebuhr

Concordia Bathroom Remodel, Howells Architecture + Design | Remodelista Architect / Designer Directory

Concordia Bathroom Remodel: We retained the footprint of the small bathroom in this 1940s Portland home, but maximized space, light, and function. Photo: Matt Niebuhr

 

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