Houses rarely are this well documented. Sue Carter’s 1923 Tudor started with a push for brick construction in the lumber-rich Pacific Northwest. The owner of Standard Brick & Tile in Portland, Oregon, created a media blitz after he commissioned this “English Cottage” as a model home in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. Thousands of potential buyers came through the house, touted as “The Brick House Beautiful,” while weekly articles in The Oregonian heralded its unique “ideal brick hollow wall” construction.
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.
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