architecture residential mccall residence
Yachats, Oregon - 2018




THE PROJECT
To design and build a contemporary bayfront 1700 sf, two-story, residence.
Originally, the owners wanted to add onto a 1970s, thirteen sided, kit house.
After we studied what would be required, the owners realized that they could build a new house of the same size for about the same cost.
As the design developed, the owners realized that they wanted to upgrade the new home.
A second story Master Suite added and appliances and finishes were upgraded.

THE SITE
A small, gently sloping, city site next to the Yachats River estuary/bay.
The architectural work for this project included researching zoning laws and producing comprehensive documents for a lot coverage variance.
The architect presented arguments before the Yachats Planning Commission in an open hearing and was granted the needed lot coverage variance.

THE CLIENT
Jerry & Meredith McCall
Yachats, Oregon

THE BUILDER
Blain Cunningham, RCExteriors


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The Site
A small, gently sloping, city site next to the Yachats River estuary/bay.
The architectural work for this project included researching zoning laws and producing comprehensive documents for a lot coverage variance.
The architect presented arguments before the Yachats Planning Commission in an open hearing and was granted the needed lot coverage variance.


The existing kit home on the site. Taken from the river side.



The Plan
The main level features a vaulted Greatroom with Kitchen, Dining, and Livingroom, two Bedrooms, Bath, Laundry, with Mechanical and storage spaces.
The second level has the Master Suite including Bedroom, Walk-in Wardrobe, and Master Bath.
The exterior is finished with weather-resistant horizontal lap siding with manufactured stone accents.







Demolition of the existing house began late in February and excavation for the new foundation followed soon thereafter.



Framing the roof, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, May 29, 2018.
Note how in this photo you can still see the partially exposed structural steel i-beam welded frame in the front wall to help carry wind loads.
When the plywood shearwalls and siding are complete, the frame will be invisable.
The center window seat push-out with the round window has not been framed yet nor have all the windows been fully cut out of the shearwall.



View southwest from second floor Master Bedroom McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, May 30, 2018.
From the Master Bedroom, you can look out over the Greatroom at Yachats River mouth and the Pacific Ocean beyond.
The railing is not framed in yet nor all all the windows fully cut out of the plywood shearwall.





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page last revised june 2018