Real Estate

Property Watch: A Swoony Remodel in Beaverton by a Renowned Designer

Saturated color and pattern and a plethora of custom details reveal themselves in a new traditional home in Southwest Beaverton.

By Melissa Dalton June 26, 2023

Behind the new traditional façade of this Beaverton house in the Sexton Mountain Meadows neighborhood are interiors that are anything but. That’s because the owners tapped renowned Seattle-based designer Heidi Caillier for a targeted remodel that wrapped in 2021. For it, Caillier wove her signature style throughout several rooms, bringing in color, character, a truly glorious kitchen, and equally impressive bathrooms that elevate the home beyond its '90s origin story.

Looking at the kitchen now, it’s hard to believe it once had waxy yellow oak cabinets, shiny black counters, and tile floors. Those were all swapped out for a much more updated, polished look, with oak hardwood floors that now run throughout the main level and an island that’s a work of art in itself, as either corner has rounded drawers that were individually steam bent and constructed by hand.

Not to be outdone, the bespoke perimeter cabinets have multiple layers of paint and lacquer for quality and durability, and counters are topped in Monet marble. Finishing touches are a Moroccan zellige tile backsplash behind the very pretty Lacanche range, Waterworks plumbing fixtures and sink, and brass hardware and lighting.

The nearby rooms addressed by Caillier are equally lovely. There’s the two eating areas: the breakfast nook, with its lavender built-in banquette tucked under the windows, and the dining room, ensconced in rich wallpaper, painted wainscot, and a built-in banquette at a custom Nickey Kehoe dining table. In the living room, the soapstone-covered fireplace is now surrounded by more built-ins, including a dedicated serving bar, complete with sink and brass faucet for easy drink-making.

Caillier also transformed the bathrooms, including the wallpaper-wrapped powder room; a pink and marble guest bath with a custom vanity that has the same rounded corners as the kitchen island; and a luxe primary en suite. In the latter, bathers get to choose between the custom brass shower enclosure, or a marble-lined alcove with a soaking tub. Even the laundry room got a makeover, with checkered marble floors and a deep sink illuminated by a picture light.

Caillier’s remodel extends only to these key rooms. But the additional spaces, like the four bedrooms, an office, a bonus room, and a cozy hallway library nook with a window seat, are all, as we said in the ’90s, copacetic. The seller is even including some of the furniture in the sale, like the kitchen stools, so if you’ve ever sighed over the designer’s portfolio, this is your chance to take up residence.

Listing Fast Facts

  • Address:  8390 SW Gearhart Dr, Beaverton, OR 97007
  • Size: 2,680 square feet, 4 bed/2.5 bath
  • List Date:  6/9/2023 
  • Price:  $1,500,000 
  • Listing Agent: Megan Barrett, Windermere Realty Trust

Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer who has focused on Pacific Northwest design and lifestyle since 2008. She is based in Portland, Oregon. Contact Dalton here. 

Editor’s Note: Portland Monthly’s “Property Watch” column takes a weekly look at an interesting home in Portland’s real estate market (with periodic ventures to the burbs and points beyond, for good measure). Got a home you think would work for this column? Get in touch at [email protected].