Want a House at the Coast?
Another house at the coast! It seems that I end up designing quite a few homes for coastal living here in Oregon. While I have a few spare moments, I thought I would post another project, I’m actually on vacation, but the vacation went South just before we were to leave for sunny Cabo San Lucas. My wife got very sick and we ended up admitting her to the hospital. In any event, while I sit and wait for the doctors to do their thing, I needed something to distract me.
This house is going in a subdivision in Pacific City overlooking Hay Stack Rock. The lot is tiny and there are some pretty stiff regulations in this subdivision. The house is literally shoe horned into a tiny niche on a hillside.
These particular restrictions limit the height of the structure so as not to cut off the view for someone up the hill. In any event, what is a house at the coast without a view?
I didn’t have any photos of the location to use for a backdrop but you get the idea looking at these renderings!
This house is intended to be a second home or more appropriately a vacation home. Due to the size of the lot and the height restrictions, there has been some serious head scratching while trying to make it fit. The initial design was started by another designer who was unable to complete this project due to personal issues.
If you look at the first rendering, there is a bridge leading out to the front door. The foundation for the daylight basement provides a retaining wall to keep the hillside intact. There are interior stairs leading from the garage/daylight basement which you cannot see from these renderings.
There will be a retaining wall running away from the garage towards a paved street. The retaining wall will bring the grade up for a nice level driveway.
The Great Room has the ambiance of a gas fireplace, with a window seat on either side. Curl up there with a good book and get lost on a rainy day.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to see exactly how your new home will look “Before,” any nails are driven? To see your dream home with pictures on the walls and furniture placed as you would like? Contact me for a free design consultation and a free quote! My schedule fills up fast, especially with spring coming soon and good building weather soon to follow!
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