architecture residential turnstone cove residence I
Yachats, Oregon - 1971

THE PROJECT To design a contemporary 1400+ sq.ft. oceanfront home for a retired couple to meet their basic needs
and provide additional space for their grown son.


A relatively level site on the edge of a low bluff above the basaltic rock coastline of the Pacific Coast.
Existing CC&Rs preclude two stories but allow for lofts.

David & Virginia Chamberlin
Burbank, California

D Holmes Chamberlin Jr
Burbank, Callifornia

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The Concept
This Sea Ranch inspired design features the warmth of natural natural cedar inside and out.
Reversed 1x8 vertical board and batt cedar clads the exterior while reversed 1x4 ough-sawn cedar is used on the interior.
Exposed 2x6 v-joint cedar decking is on the vaulted, exposed beam ceiling.


The Plan
The main level of the house has the protected entry, the Master Suite, the Kitchen, and the Livingroom.
The second level has two small sleeping lofts that look down, respectively, into the Livingroom and Master Bedroom.

Street elevation, Turnstone Cove Residence I, Yachats, Oregon.

Oceanside elevation, Christmas 1977, Yachats, Oregon.

Greatroom, Turnstone Cove Residence I, Yachats, Oregon.

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