architecture residential welch residence
Yachats, Oregon - 2009

To design a contemporary 1950 sq.ft. single level oceanfront home.
To provide space for a retiring couple with a potential need for ada access requirements.
Working drawings were completed and given to Owner to pursue permit.
Construction administration and oversight by owner.

A gently sloping site with a small wetlands area and extensive ocean views also has strict CC&Rs.
The southern 40% of the site must remain open to provide view sight lines for properties behind.
A 15 foot height limt is also set for the same purpose.
In order to meet the client's needs, virtually every available square foot of the remaining property must be utilized.

William Welch
Reno, Nevada

Owner acting as General
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The Model
A scaled virtual model was created in GoogleSketch during the Preliminary Design Phase for the architect's and owner's use.
A standard 1/8"=1'-0" scale study model was built by the architect during the Final Design Phase.

The Plan
The single story structure is laid out on two sides of a high, skylighted, central "hall of light."
The Greatroom features vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows on three sides to take advantage of ocean views.
The Greatroom includes a Livingroom, Kitchen, and Dining Room
The Master Suite is located behind the Greatroom on the south side where it can take advantage of morning sun and ocean views.
The Garage location is mandated by street access and CC&R limitations.
Behind the Garage are two Bedroom/Offices with baths, one split bath being shared as the guest Powder Room.

Greatroom looking toward the Kitchen, Welch Residence, Yachats, Oregon.

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