Location: North Oregon Coast
Architecture: BORA Architects
Construction: Green Gables
Photography: Tim Bies
Located right on the Pacific Ocean, this contemporary Oregon beach house was designed by BOORA Architects. The entire shell of the main house is a glass curtain wall attached to a steel moment frame. Above is a living roof contained by a copper paneled parapet with copper paneled soffits. The interior features top of the line finishes including honed basalt slab floors, rift sawn white oak paneled walls, and randomly patterned rift sawn white oak board ceilings. All systems are automated and state of the art.
The glass shell provides incredible ocean views to one side and beautiful Sitka Spruce forest views on the other. Both of these environments can be viewed simultaneously due to the absence of solid walls. Other noteworthy details include a rift sawn white oak clad waxed steel staircase, ceiling height sliding glass doors to an ocean side terrace, and a pivoting stainless steel and glass entry door which is effortlessly powered by hand with the aid of a system of exposed levers.