This blog is about our journey finding and restoring our 1962 Rummer home and yard in Portland, OR.

In Oct 2016 we purchased a 1962 Rummer based on an A. Quincy Jones & Fredrick E. Emmons design that matches Eichler model 1224 verbatim. This 4 bedroom 2 bath model was one of the first built in Portland, OR in a neighborhood of custom homes. Perfectly sited on a large 4/10th of an acre pie shaped lot at the end of a cul-de-sac with large rear north facing floor to ceiling windows. The 2nd owners lived in the house for 45 years and made no modifications.  

It was purchased from a flipper who fluffed it with cheap materials, but didn’t damage the integrity of the house. In November 2017 we began a 10 month full restoration, taking it down to the studs, and addressing everything lurking underneath, above, and behind every square inch of the home. It was rebuilt utilizing the appropriate materials leaning towards an Eichler aesthetic; closet doors, lighting, cork flooring, paint colors, siding, front door escutcheon, house numbers… Even the two new out buildings added on the lot, utilize the same post and beam construction technique, materials, and scale.