Project size: 6,110 sf
Program: To have a close, living connection to their natural surroundings, the owners wanted a single family residence and a guesthouse built on their farm. The chosen site was an old silted logging pond in an area not conducive to cultivation.
Location: The rolling hills of Oregon wine country.
Solution: The pond was first enlarged and slightly reshaped to accommodate the residence’s structure, which was designed as a bridge across the pond’s north end. To reach the house, one walks along an entry path that passes through a dense forest before crossing a section of the pond to the front door. When the door is opened, views through the house and out onto the broad vista of the pond are revealed, creating a visual “release.” The guesthouse is connected to the main residence by a covered outdoor walkway.
Construction and materials: Designed as a simple steel frame carrying a wood roof structure, the primary box comprises a kitchen, living and dining room area, and master bedroom on one level; an indoor mudroom connects the home to the garage. Large roof overhangs are designed to protect the glass and wood vertical surfaces of the building. The south-facing glazing maximizes the light and warmth in the Pacific Northwest.
Completion date: June 2013
Gross square footage: 2,705 square feet
Total project cost: withheld
Total construction cost: withheld
Client/Owner: Michael Etzel and Carey Critchlow
Cutler Anderson Architects
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
James Cutler, FAIA
Architect of record:
Carey Critchlow and Beth Wheeler - NCIDQ, LEED AP
Structural - Madden Baughman Engineering
R&H Construction - Bend, Oregon
Landscape: PLACE Studio - Charles Brucker PLA, ASLA, LEED AP
Engineered framing - TJI's, LVL's for structural stability and sustainability
Manufacturer of any structural components unique to this project:
Metal panels: Zinc panels by VM Quartz Zinc Plus
Wood: Tight knot board & batten siding. 1x10 boards with exposed face of boards to be rough sawn.
Metal: Standing seam Corten metal roof.
Wood frame: Windows - prefabricated by Lindal
Glass: Cardinal LoE2
Entrances: Solid core VG Doug Fir by Pacific Wood Works
Wood doors: Solid core VG Doug Fir by Pacific Wood Works
Sliding doors: Vertical-lift doors - steel frame and lead counterparts fabricated by True Steel, Inc. Wooden door panels by Pacific Wood Works.
Exit devices: Door hardware designed by Cutler Anderson Architects, distributed through Reveal Designs / Sun Valley Bronze.
Pulls: Drawer pulls designed by Cutler Anderson Architects, distributed through Reveal Designs / Sun Valley Bronze.
Acoustical ceilings: Doug Fir rafters
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Custom red oak cabinets by Finer Cabinetry & Woodwork
Paints and stains: Clear stain, satin finish
Solid surfacing: Custom concrete countertops by Matt Melton
Upholstery: Distressed leather couches by Restoration Hardware
Other furniture: Custom mantle and coffee table are hand-made by Michael Etzel from reclaimed wood.
Interior ambient lighting: LED cable lighting
Downlights: Dining room pendant light by Tech Lighting
Energy management or building automation system: Large roof overhangs protect the south facing vertical surfaces.
Add any additional building components or special equipment that made a significant contribution to this project: Exterior deck which extends from the Dining/Living room area allows the owners to interact with nature directly from the house.