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The Stober-Bryant Family

Custom Home

Back in Time

To 2005…and then some.

With a love for bungalow-style design, popularized in the early 20th Century, the Stober-Bryant’s journey back in time was inspired by a home we had built in 2005. Complete with hand-crafted millwork and coffered ceilings, this new home includes a gym, media room and steam shower — today’s creature comforts crafted into an iconic architectural style.


Meeting the goals of young professionals is hard but satisfying work. In the case of Stober-Bryant, this custom home and landscape design project packed in more detail than any job we’ve ever worked on. The couple came to us originally inspired by a house we built for the 2005 Parade of Homes called “The Giving House (we donated all profits to Open House Ministries and YW Housing, known today as Second Step Housing). The takeaway for Stober-Bryant was their love of a timeless bungalow-style design with living space over the garage. It didn’t hurt that their lot backs to a green space that connects to the Vancouver Lake and Columbia River wetlands.

Handcrafted millwork, rich cherry cabinets and like-sourced hardwood flooring set the tone for the homeowner’s journey back in time. Other details include coffered ceilings, wooden wainscoting, and gorgeous tile work in the kitchen, bathrooms and steam shower. Space was maximized to include more modern specialty spaces, like a home gym, media room, walk-in wine cooler under the stairs, and a guesthouse above the garage.

The exterior is typical craftsman-bungalow and reminds us of the beautiful vintage homes in Portland’s Laurelhurst and Sellwood neighborhoods. The meticulously planned and manicured landscape provides a peaceful entertaining space and an outdoor oasis where the homeowners can relax. That’s important. After all, it ain’t easy being a professional.


  • Paul Huckaby Project Manager
  • Harry Brown Framing
  • Bart Thorkildson Electrician
  • Paul Huckaby Finish Carpentry
  • Audrey Faulkner Tile Design
  • Sean McIntosh Hardwood Flooring

He said…

It’s incredible how many details and features we were able to include in this project. It’s really a stunning new take on an old theme. It’s amazing to me how a classic American style home can be updated simply by incorporating sleek and modern interior door hardware. I grew up in a house like this, which made it special to me. But mine sure as hell didn’t have a steam shower!

Chris Sperry, GM