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Historic Home Restoration

For over 30 years, Full Circa has applied skilled craftsmanship, thoughtful design and expert restoration knowledge to the repair of historic homes in the Pacific Northwest. With a focus on porches, roof cornices and custom millwork, we illuminate and strengthen the unique characteristics, history and beauty of every home we touch.

Your home is more than a house - it’s the center of your life, your family, your world.

We honor its past
by improving it for the future.

Historic Home Restoration

For over 30 years, Full Circa has applied skilled craftsmanship, thoughtful design and expert restoration knowledge to the repair of historic homes in the Pacific Northwest. With a focus on porches, roof cornices and custom millwork, we illuminate and strengthen the unique characteristics, history and beauty of every home we touch.

Your home is more than a house – it’s the center of your life, your family, your world.

We honor its past by improving it for the future.

Exteriors

Specializing in porches, original windows, custom millwork, and providing quality touches such as traditional copper built-in gutter systems, Full Circa offers the comprehensive restoration knowledge and expertise your home deserves. Visit the gallery below for a selection of restored homes and project details from our client portfolio.

Bowman Residence, c. 1915

An extensive exterior restoration of an Historic Irvington neighborhood stunner, prompted by the initial need for a new roof and cornice repair. 

Lutke Residence, c. 1907

Roof cornice and drainage issues led to the beautiful restoration of this NW Portland home, including a custom-made copper gutter system.

McCamant Residence, c. 1899

Top to bottom, historically accurate repair was required to ensure the integrity of four magnificent front porch columns of this SW Portland home.

Fenton Residence, c. 1892

After a complete, historically accurate exterior restoration, this 1892 Eastlake/Queen Anne-style home proudly proclaims its place on the National Register of Historic Places.

Holtz Residence, c. 1906

Weather and natural aging had damaged the detailed woodwork and elaborate cornices of this elegant home. Careful, historically accurate restoration work has given it a new, long life.

MacKenzie Residence, c. 1893

Close collaboration with additional restoration specialists was the key to successfully restoring, protecting and revitalizing the exterior of this historic 1893 King’s Hill residence.

“(Full Circa’s) craftsmanship and attention to detail is unparalleled.  Every project has achieved the aesthetic of a 1906 home while also offering seamless functionality of 2018 living. It is never inexpensive to restore and upgrade a home from this era, but Andy is always conservative with recommendations in order to control costs without ever sacrificing quality.  As long as Full Circa is an option, this is the only company we would use for our home.”

—Sam Shiley, Homeowner, Holtz Residence

How We Work

Working collaboratively with the homeowner every step of the way, our focus on communication ensures a successful outcome. Regular status updates, consultations and site visits with the homeowner throughout the restoration project are central to the Full Circa process.

 phoneSchedule Consultation — Once we receive your inquiry we will schedule a phone call to discuss your home, your project goals and, when possible, review photographs to learn more about the project. Email or phone inquiries are answered within one business day.

Site Visit and Assessment— During a site visit at your home Full Circa will learn more about your home’s past, discuss historic aspects to be considered, assess the current situation and review various project options with you.

Define Scope & Pre-Construction Agreement— Once project goals are agreed upon Full Circa will outline a phased approach to the project, provide you with time and cost estimates per stage, and draw up pre-construction and design agreements.

“The attention to detail is what makes (Andy) at the top of his game when it comes to building and restoration … He knows how old houses were put together and he’s got all these ways to transform that into the present day.”

Sue Collard, architect and founder, In-House Architecture

Restoration

Experience and knowledge are key to restoring an older home, as years of painting and patching can conceal problems. Working with an expert who can anticipate and solve hidden challenges is essential. Full Circa draws upon decades of experience in historic whole home restoration to provide the expertise and craftsmanship you need.

Porches

Weather and water damage, inappropriate design details and underperforming materials can damage a home’s porch. Learn how Full Circa repairs these problems using techniques and materials that strengthen and improve the home.

Windows and Custom Millwork

Paint failure and weather-related deterioration contribute to most window and exterior millwork-related problems. Full Circa employs traditional restoration carpentry techniques to tackle these issues.

Cornice and Custom Metal Work

Properly repairing the roof cornice woodwork often involves custom carpentry as well as custom metal work. Full Circa creates roof drainage systems that honor the look, age and original materials of the home.

The Millwork Shop

The custom shop allows Full Circa to produce a wide range of hand-crafted, historically accurate building products. It is a collaborative environment involving specialty craftspeople, an extensive library of salvaged materials, period-appropriate tools, and a thorough collection of research materials. The shop allows the Full Circa team to create the historically accurate works of art and sculpture necessary for their home restoration and preservation projects.

“Curtis has the soul of an artist, the eye of an architect and the work-worn hands of a remodeler/craftsman. Full Circa Inc is a resource for homeowners looking to revitalize and restore turn of the century buildings.”

–Stephanie Basalyga, Editor, The Daily Journal of Commerce

About Us

For over three decades Full Circa’s founder, Andrew Curtis, has preserved and restored historic homes in the Pacific Northwest. His passion for art and architecture, background in historic preservation and meticulous skill as a craftsman come together in Full Circa. To Andy, each home is a work of art, with a history worth studying and a unique story to be honored. Working collaboratively with homeowners and a specialized team of artisans and craftspeople, Andy’s focus is on quality, longevity and performance. Whether it is a whole house remodel, an exterior restoration project or historic preservation, Andy and his team beautifully transform and enhance every project they undertake.

“Andy Curtis of Full Circa is the most knowledgeable person I know when it comes to dealing expertly with the renovation, repair, restoration and remodeling of older homes… I am continually amazed by how Andy uses historical accuracy to blend the lines during remodeling projects, seamlessly connecting the remodeled areas to the original, historic portions of the home. We always look forward to new projects with Full Circa, Inc.”

–Sam Sundeleaf, Owner, Sundeleaf Painting

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“Andy,
You have a nice crew and I enjoyed having you here for a few months, but I must say, I’m glad you’re almost done for now.”

–Louise M., Homeowner, Mt. Tabor

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