Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ocean Front Hotel Renovation

The design challenge renovating a 1970's era beachfront hotel had to do with the long narrow rooms with windows only at one end.  The renovated rooms had to be comfortable and cozy because guests could be confined inside during Pacific Northwest Coast stormy weather.  On wider rooms a day bed was extended onto the deck as a glassed-in alcove as a cozy place to watch dramatic storm driven surf.  The bed uses a common double mattress so it could also be additional sleeping space within the room.

The "Pullman" bed was also used in narrower rooms by offsetting an alcove with the adjacent room.  An additional child's trundle bed could be pulled out from below creating a flexible room for families. This also broke up the long parallel walls giving the room more character than it had before.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Modern House Plan 4

This house was designed to take advantage of beautiful views across Oregon's wine country from the Eola Hills.  It is also a dramatic downsizing for the client, building only that what is necessary while still providing the spacious feel of their previous house.  Two bedroom suites flank either side a a two story high living area that opens to a wide terrace overlooking vineyards on one side, and into a wind protected walled courtyard on the other.  Providing an extension of floor space and that indoor/ outdoor living experience.

A connecting corridor with laundry, abundant closets and storage provides separation and privacy for the Master Bedroom, especially when guests are staying in the second bedroom suite.  Low lineal windows allow enjoyment of the wide angle valley views from beds of both bedrooms.

A second floor Loft provides a higher vantage point for the stunning views and will be used as a home office and media area.  While this would not be considered a "Tiny House" at 1,450 sf, it does reflect the minimum needed by this client for an efficient home that will be comfortable and easy to maintain.