Donna Pizzi, a writer and producer for film and print, co-owns Blackstone Edge Studios with the photographer Philip Clayton–Thompson. Blackstone Edge Studios is an award-winning production company headquartered in Portland, Oregon.Over three decades, Donna has scouted out and written countless articles about home restoration for OHJ.
A serial restorer turned preservation consultant spent 20 years bringing back the 1861 Governor Curry Mansion—a tall order, as the Italian Villa in Portland, Oregon, had been added to, moved, and abused.
In Portland, Oregon, a builder’s model spec house alluded to Prairie School design on the outside, but featured an ornate English interior. It’s been restored by a couple who added flourishes of their own.