Ed Overbay
Overbay Houseworks

With a rich background in furniture making, residential design, construction, and project management, Ed Overbay and his talented crew have been designing and crafting fine cabinetry and unique interiors in northwest homes since 1974.

Historic Preservation And Renovation

Overbay Houseworks specializes in transforming vintage structures into homes that embrace contemporary living without compromising architectural identity and heritage. We cherish and appreciate the aesthetics and legacy of historic homes, yet we also recognize that our world has changed greatly since those homes were built. With the advent of refrigeration, ventilation, modern appliances and electronics, older homes often struggle to accommodate modern lifestyles in a graceful manner. This is where forty years of design, master craftsmanship, and artistic creativity come into play to create something truly personalized, extraordinary, and satisfying.

Kitchens:

Our kitchens are designed to connect your home’s architectural heritage with today’s needs and your lifestyle. Ed’s decades of expertise in kitchen design allows him to create a masterpiece of aesthetics, efficiency, and functionality.

Architectural Woodworking

We design, fabricate, and install furniture-caliber entry doors, staircases, mantels, wall and ceiling paneling, cabinetry, columns, and much more.

Fine Furniture:

Whether you have a penchant for Arts-and-Crafts, Mid-Century Modern, Contemporary, or a uniquely personal style, we design and build bench-crafted furniture that will be treasured for generations. Using time-honored joinery techniques, meticulous selection and matching of grains, painstaking attention to detail and enduring finishes, we build truly fine furniture.

Project Planning And Consulting:

Our comprehensive design approach enables us to manage, or offer guidance, on any size addition or remodel. We provide project evaluation, design and layout, selection of appropriate subcontractors, logistics, permitting, historic review, and project management, start to finish.

We are adept at designs that embrace, or will easily adapt to, aging-in-place strategies. This approach allows you the option of living in your home as long as you want, and also enhances your home’s market appeal should you ever decide to part with it. We can create a phased-in approach to a large project, where sometimes it is advantageous to take a step at a time, with a long range strategy coordinating each phase, depending on your needs and priorities.

Design Services:

Consulting with homeowners, builders, or architects, Ed develops innovative and intensely personal design solutions keyed to home and lifestyle. With a thorough understanding of architectural, structural, historical, functional and aesthetic needs, he creates elegant interiors with cohesive design language and beautiful flow.

About Ed Overbay:

Ed developed an early appreciation for historic architecture, building technologies and craftsmanship during the years he spent working on vintage homes alongside his father, an old-school builder familiar with all aspects of construction, from foundation to framing, plumbing, wiring, plastering, cabinetmaking and trim. Working on these structures, Ed was motivated to pursue design and building as a vocation, and then turned his hand to fine woodworking, inspired by such masters as Charles and Henry Greene, Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, George Nakashima and James Krenov.

Historic Preservation And Renovation

Overbay Houseworks specializes in transforming vintage structures into homes that embrace contemporary living without compromising architectural identity and heritage. We cherish and appreciate the aesthetics and legacy of historic homes, yet we also recognize that our world has changed greatly since those homes were built. With the advent of refrigeration, ventilation, modern appliances and electronics, older homes often struggle to accommodate modern lifestyles in a graceful manner. This is where forty years of design, master craftsmanship, and artistic creativity come into play to create something truly personalized, extraordinary, and satisfying.

Kitchens:

Our kitchens are designed to connect your home’s architectural heritage with today’s needs and your lifestyle. Ed’s decades of expertise in kitchen design allows him to create a masterpiece of aesthetics, efficiency, and functionality.

Architectural Woodworking

We design, fabricate, and install furniture-caliber entry doors, staircases, mantels, wall and ceiling paneling, cabinetry, columns, and much more.

Fine Furniture:

Whether you have a penchant for Arts-and-Crafts, Mid-Century Modern, Contemporary, or a uniquely personal style, we design and build bench-crafted furniture that will be treasured for generations. Using time-honored joinery techniques, meticulous selection and matching of grains, painstaking attention to detail and enduring finishes, we build truly fine furniture.

Project Planning And Consulting:

Our comprehensive design approach enables us to manage, or offer guidance, on any size addition or remodel. We provide project evaluation, design and layout, selection of appropriate subcontractors, logistics, permitting, historic review, and project management, start to finish.

We are adept at designs that embrace, or will easily adapt to, aging-in-place strategies. This approach allows you the option of living in your home as long as you want, and also enhances your home’s market appeal should you ever decide to part with it. We can create a phased-in approach to a large project, where sometimes it is advantageous to take a step at a time, with a long range strategy coordinating each phase, depending on your needs and priorities.

Design Services:

Consulting with homeowners, builders, or architects, Ed develops innovative and intensely personal design solutions keyed to home and lifestyle. With a thorough understanding of architectural, structural, historical, functional and aesthetic needs, he creates elegant interiors with cohesive design language and beautiful flow.

About Ed Overbay:

Ed developed an early appreciation for historic architecture, building technologies and craftsmanship during the years he spent working on vintage homes alongside his father, an old-school builder familiar with all aspects of construction, from foundation to framing, plumbing, wiring, plastering, cabinetmaking and trim. Working on these structures, Ed was motivated to pursue design and building as a vocation, and then turned his hand to fine woodworking, inspired by such masters as Charles and Henry Greene, Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, George Nakashima and James Krenov.

Contact Information

 

Ed has built a reputation for elegant work crafted with the utmost attention and care. His designs can be found in many fine homes, and his work is exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the region.

503-861-1379
Ed Overbay
Overbay Houseworks

 
 

Learn More About Ed Overbay

Ed also has a website of his own, full of awesome examples of his elegant designs and craftsmanship! Visit the Overbay Houseworks website here!