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MT. HOOD ORCHARD HOME

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The nature of THE PLACE

  • Sloping north-facing property with views to Mt. Adams to the north.

  • House site sited within an existing apple orchard.

  • Separating the public areas from the house proper.

 

 

The nature of THE CLIENT & THEIR NEEDS

  • House to take advantage of the views north towards Mt. Adams and the orchard and valley below.

  • 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath on main level for future aging-in-place.

  • Home office in the crow's nest on the 2nd floor.

  • Central stone fireplace as organizer.

  • Courtyard design using the detached 3-car garage as a courtyard edge.

  • Garage nestled into the north slope.

THE DESIGN RESPONSE

  • Cascadian Style. Modern Pacific North West.

  • Stone / wood / glass exterior.

  • Broad gabled roofs with exposed beams.

  • “T” shaped plan with private wings.

  • Esthetic = broad gabled roof structure with exposed wood framing.

  • 2-story home.

  • Large continuous skylight down the ridge allowing light into the 2-story public spaces.

  • Observation tower at 2nd floor.

  • Vaulted tongue & groove wood ceilings.

  • Simple palette of wood, glass, stone, concrete.

  • Covered outdoor areas.