architecture residential smith residence "camp david"
Yachats, Oregon - 1989




THE PROJECT
To design and build a contemporary 2400+ sq.ft. three level ocean view vacation home for a retired professor and his wife.
To take maximum advantage of the sweeping ocean views available over the potential single row of one-story oceanfront homes
which may rise between it and the ocean.

The Architect was also hired by the Contractor as a carpenter on this job.


THE SITE
A medium size city lot gently sloping toward the sea against a backdrop of the wooded coastal range.
Setbacks are standard with a thirty-foot height limit.


THE CLIENT
Charles & Dorothy Smith
Columbus, Ohio

THE BUILDER
Gary Wiebe & Victor Bayley, contractors
Waldport, Oregon


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The Design  
The four bedroom, three bath, T-shaped design spreads economically over three levels of the home and provides ocean views
from all habitable areas.
The stairs and baths are located on the rear of the home. Closets are lined up on all levels providing for a future elevator.


Southeast elevation, Smith Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 1989.



Shaker simplicity is the theme of the Greatroom, Smith Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 1989.
Located on the second level, the Greatroom commands dramatic views of the ocean through large picture windows on three sides.
Open two stories to a vaulted ceiling, the hardwood flooring adds extra warmth to the Shaker furniture favored by the owners.
An extensive deck surrounds the area providing wind-shelted viewing on three sides.



Greatroom look toward the Kitchen, Smith Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 1989.
The economical Kitchen provides bar seating as well as access to the dining area.



Stairwell at the rear of the house, Smith Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 1989.



The Master Suite, Smith Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 1989.
Located on the third level, the Master Suite utilizes the same picture windows as the Greatroom for impressive ocean views.



Simple and clean bathroom, Smith Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 1989.



One of the carpenters, Larry Silverthorn, having fun with the "bird house" effect during construction.
He went home one night and had this surprise waiting for us the next day.
Smith Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 1989.








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