architecture residential orlando residence
Yachats, Oregon - 2005
To design and build a playful contemporary 1400 sq.ft. two level vacation home with dramatic ocean views.
During construction, excavation for foundation work opened up the potential for
a future bonus area on the lower third level.
A small narrow steeply sloping wooded site with panoramic ocean, bay, and village views.
Other site work included working with the city to acquire a special extension and improvement of a city roadway and public utilites.
Dr. Gino & Lori Orlando
Gary Wiebe, Contractor
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The Study Model
Constructed during the Preliminary Design Phase of the project, a 1/8"=1'scale model is used to explain
and show the subtleties of the design to the client.
The main level features an Entry, Greatroom with Dining area and Kitchen, a Guest Bath, and a Guest room.
The upper level contains the Master Suite, the Garage, and Storage.
Northeast elevation, Orlando Residence I, Yachats, Oregon, 2005.
The Greatroom, Orlando Residence I, Yachats, Oregon, 2005.
Open to two levels, the Greatroom stretches the length of the western facade with large picture windows that provide lots of
natural light and views of the ocean, bay, and village as well as access to two deck areas.
The Livingroom, Orlando Residence I, Yachats, Oregon, 2005.
The ceilings in the Livingroom area are vaulted with skylights, exposed beams, and rough sawn cedar accents which continue down
the central core of the house. A centrally located pellet stove warms the house.
A curvilinear stair landing contilevers into the Livingroom.
Skylights bring in natural light, Orlando Residence I, Yachats, Oregon, 2005.
Staircase, Orlando Residence I, Yachats, Oregon, 2005.
The Kitchen and Dining area, Orlando Residence I, Yachats, Oregon, 2005.
Located on the lower level, the Kitchen and dining areas, like the baths, feature bold colors in the cabinet work and are set off by a black and white
diagonally set tile floor which is raised two steps above the living room to heighten view lines.
The Master Suite, Orlando Residence I, Yachats, Oregon, 2005.
Located on upper level, also has western exposure for the views, vaulted ceilings, and looks down into the Living room.
The Master Bath features a sunken soaking tub and views of the wooded hillside.
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