Blog Stories Vaulted Ceilings: Elevate the Atmosphere

Vaulted Ceilings: Elevate the Atmosphere

By Erika George & Kari McGee, October 22, 2019

The vaulted ceiling is one structural element that can really elevate the sense of space in a home.

Photos courtesy of CTA Design Builders, Inc.

We’ve been working west of the river lately in hot pursuit of the vaulted ceiling found in the plethora of homes in west Portland, Beaverton and Lake Oswego.

Vaulted ceilings are commonly found in homes built in the 1960s through the end of the 20th century.  There’s nothing quite like the architectural interest that you get out of a sexy-cool, mid-century, low slung vaulted ceiling split right down the middle by a gorgeous old growth, cedar beam. 

Or perhaps the soaring, light-filled space you get in all those 1990s cosmetic fixers were seeing in west Portland and Lake Oswego these days is more your cup of tea? What’s not to like about all the extra-tall windows you usually see in these homes that aspire to catch up to those lofty living room ceilings? 

The early NW Contemporary style homes that were built in the 70s and 80s bring the outside in by featuring northwest wood ceilings and give a warm and rustic vibe if left unpainted. And often you’ll find skylights in these ceilings that provide moving paintings of light and clouds and color from above.  

Don’t forget all those spectacular floor-to-vaulted-ceiling river rock or roman brick fireplaces that connect earth to air in these homes adding another gorgeous architectural element of interest.

With the advent of the lighting revolution, vaulted ceilings have become the perfect opportunity to hang that fantastic, unique chandelier you found that would overwhelm any builder’s standard eight foot ceiling. Lighting statements are given room to surprise and fill an otherwise empty space with movement and sparkle in the space created by a vaulted ceiling.

It’s no wonder we’re working hard to fill the requests for this type of home! Do you want a home with a vaulted ceiling, skylight or brick fireplace? Remember, vaulted ceilings can be found in houses all over the greater Portland metro area, from Kenton to Beaverton, and in a range of prices. We’d love to help you find what you’re looking for.


Kari + Erika

Principal Broker | Broker-Esquire

The HouseLovePDX Team fuses comprehensive real estate knowledge and legal expertise in the dynamic landscape of Portland, Oregon.

Realtor Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts. Principal Broker Kari McGee is an eight year Portand Monthly 5-star realtor, and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market since 2005. Erika and Kari are also certified iRep™ agents and can help you evaluate the new iBuyer instant offer options in the greater Portland area. Regardless of the market or your particular circumstances, these highly skilled real estate agents will ensure that your goals become your reality. WHAT WE KNOW We know that real estate is not a one size fits all endeavor. It’s easy to find real estate data on the internet these days, but it’s what we do with the data that counts. HouseLovePDX provides a thoughtful and proactive analysis of current market data for every one of our clients: We know that small details can make a big difference. We consider factors you may not be aware of when buying a house, selling a condo or planning an ADU. From open permits to missing credits on escrow statements, these issues can cost you money. Let us guide you through the real estate process, from big picture dreams about your future home to the nitty gritty of contract negotiation. We know that your “why” often comes before your “how” in real estate. We take extra time with our clients to fully understand all the reasons why you want to make a move to, from or within the Portland area. We use this insight as the key to develop a comprehensive plan for you. Don’t be surprised if we start our meetings by delving deep into your real estate knowledge, your past experiences, your goals and your dreams! WHAT WE LOVE It’s a privilege to help a client sell a beloved home and move on to the next chapter of life. We love seeing Portland, neighborhood by neighborhood, through the eyes of someone who is new to the area and full of excitement. As Northwest natives who grew up together (we’re cousins!), our love for Portland runs deep. And we adore the the moment when a buyer walks into a house and we all know it’s the one: aka HouseLove! We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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