The new owners of one of Portland’s most prized historic properties have just completed a $1 million renovation of both the main and carriage houses. Portland’s White House, a bed & breakfast and event venue in the northeast neighborhood of Irvington, was purchased just over one year ago by Frank Groff and his partner, David Krause.
“After months of overseeing teams of expert tradesmen and artisan craftsmen invest their sweat, tears and blood on this project, we are delighted to reopen the doors of Portland’s White House,” announced Groff. “Our goal was to restore the property to its former glory yet add some contemporary and whimsical elements to bring out its charm and lend an air of comfort to each space.”
The main house features 6 bedrooms each with an ensuite bath while the carriage house offers three additional bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms. The main level of the home has a grand foyer distinguished by a hand-painted mural and sweeping staircase that leads to the upstairs bedrooms. Also on the main floor is a living room with grand piano, a game room, commercial kitchen, private office and the dining room where breakfast is served by an in-house chef. Downstairs is an 85-seat ballroom that is an ideal space for wedding rehearsals/receptions, family reunions, corporate meetings other events.
Portland’s White House is set in an imposing 1911 Colonial Revival mansion that was built for an Oregon timber baron, Robert Lytle, who spared no expense in its construction. He made it fireproof with metal lath and plaster and tile roofs then carefully installed the very best materials, including Povey Bros. stained glass, known as "The Tiffany of the Northwest.”
“We kept most of the original design touches but replaced some outdated elements with high-quality alternatives that only make the house more appealing,” added Krause. “The initial response from our guests has been overwhelming. We look forward to settling into our roles as stewards for this historic property.”
For more information about catering or staying at Portland’s White House, visit portlandswhitehouse.com or call (503) 287-7131. It is located at 1914 NE 22nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97212.
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