architecture residential beshears residence
Yachats, Oregon - 1999

To design and build a 4000 sq.ft. contemporary two-level ocean front home.

A large virtually flat wooded oceanfront site with spectacular ocean views.
Special consideration is required with wet lands avoidance.

Charles & Karen Beshears
Portland, Oregon

Construction on the main house is scheduled for the future when the couple retires.
In the mean time, a carriage house has been completed and has been occupied by their son.

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The Concept
In order to take full advantage of spectacular ocean beach views, the basic envelope of this home is turned 45 degrees
to the oceanfront and the rectangular lot itself.
Numerous windows flank the west-facing walls to maximise the views from major areas of the house including the Greatroom
and the Master Suite.
Large masonry columns flank the "bevelled" corners of the house adding a strong anchoring element to the fascades.
Two separate decks flank the west walls providing the option of ocean view outside living somewhat protected from the wind
which comes from opposite directions during the winter and summer seasons.
A masonry fireplace adds another strong vertical element to the heart of the plan.
The large garage on the rear approach of the home divides traffic between the main entry and the more private rear entry.

The Plan
The plan is two stories with open vaulted ceilings in the greatroom and stair gallery.


The first level of the home includes the Entry, a Stair Gallery, the Garden/Guestroom, the Greatroom (including Living, Dining, and Kitchen)
a Family Room, the laundry,and a two car garage.
The second level features the Master Suite with a large bath and walk-in closet, a second Bedroom with Bath, and a Den.

View of the virtual model with the roof off, Beshears Residence, Yachats, Oregon.

Aerial view from the south east of the virtual model, Beshears Residence, Yachats, Oregon.

North elevation of the virtual model, Beshears Residence, Yachats, Oregon.

The Completed Carriage House
The completed carriage house features a garage with a bachelor's studio above.
Like the main house, original designs called for large exterior masonry columns at the corners.

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page last revised april 2015