architecture residential mccall residence
Yachats, Oregon - 2018-2019





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, RC Exteriors


unless noted otherwise all images copyright d. holmes chamberlin jr architect llc


The Virtual Model
View of the virtual model of the new McCall Residence from the Yachats River, southeast 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.




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 before its removal. Photo taken from the river side.



Front deck looking west, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2019.



Front deck looking east, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2019.
Perimeter benches surround the deck and eliminate the need for railings that would block the views.
A large gas fire pit on a timer provides heat and ambiance to the deck.



Rear, northeast elevation, features main entrance and parking plaza, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2019.



Greatroom looking east through dining area to Livingroom, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2019.



Kitchen at west end of Greatroom has ocean views and patio door access to the Deck, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2018.
Kitchen features cherry cabinets and onyx counter tops and full splash.



Window seat in the center of the Greatroom, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2019.
This seat provides a wonderful area to sit and read and take in views of the estuary to the east, south and west.
There are storage drawers underneath the seating for dining linens, games, or other items.



Entry Hall, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2019.
When entering the home from the main entrance on the north, the wide hallway and round window frame the beautiful view of the Yachats River estuary,
The door to Bedroom One is on the left after the staircase to the Master Suite and the door to the Guest Bath is on the right after the door to Bedroom Two.



Entry Hall, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2019.
Looking back toward the main entrance from the Greatroom. Note the lighed niches for display that penetrate the wall at the Greatroom.



Master Bedroom, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2018.
This large open room looks out over the Greatroom through the window wall to the Yachats River estuary and the Pacific Ocean beyond.
The large Master Bath and walk-in Wardrobe are to the right.



Master Bath, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2019.
Round window looks out over Greatroom through the window wall beyond for views of the Yachats River and the Pacific Ocean.
The walk-in shower, separated from the soaking tub by a clear glass partition, features both a rain head and a hand-held shower.
The soaking tub soffit features a recess for a privacy blind to cover the round window when needed.



Guest bathroom on first level, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2019.



Stairway with round window on landing, McCall Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2019.







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page last revised february 2019