architecture residential specht residence
Waldport, Oregon - 2018

To design and build a traditional 3200 sq.ft. two level home plus two-car garage for an established author of mystery and science fiction novels.
A major challenge for the project was that the owner wanted to retain ~700 sf of her existing one-story home.
The owner loved the existing cozy Greatroom and Kitchen. The existing small bedroom was changed to a combination Laundry/Pantry.
The new home is designed to structurally straddle the portion of the old home retained which, by itself, could not support a second floor.

A wooded hillside site with ocean views.

Glenn Specht
Waldport, Oregon

Vision Builders

Note: View of virtual model above does not include some design changes present in the final design.

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

The Site

The Virtual Model
This is a look at the virtual model during the design phase. Some details changed.

The Plan and Theme
The main level features a Garage, an Entry, a Greatroom with Dining area, Kitchen, Laundry/Pantry, Den, Powder Room, and Mechanical room.
The second level has the Master Suite, second bedroom and bath, and a studio office.
The Owner wants the exterior to look like a traditional beach cottage with a shingle finish and grided windows that will look like it has been there forever.
However, she wants the homes infrastructure to be 21st century with the use of solar roofing, wind power, smart electronics, and rain and gray water collection and use.


Northwest view of exterior, December, Specht Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2018.

Master Bedroom, December, Specht Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2018.

Author's Studio with views of the Pacific, Specht Residence, Yachats, Oregon, 2018.

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page last revised december 2018