The split level entry is framed using the post & beam timber frame seen on the decks & porches. The lower level stone wall seen through the railing brings some of the exterior elements inside. Iron & timber railings continue the flow from exterior to interior.


Iron & Timber Railings


Exposed timber trusses fabricated on-site from local beetle kill pine define the borders of the open kitchen.

The kitchen features a butler style pantry with salvaged antique doors. A traditional exhaust fan and light are masked behind a timber and clay surround above the gas range.

The black framed windows on the back wall are 6" deep cabinets lit from behind the frosted glass. The cabinets use the hollow space in the wall to store spices & cooking oils.

An undercounter drawer style microwave and full extention drawers keep counters clear and provide ample storage.



Exposed Timber Trusses


The great room fireplace is a gas log unit. The fireplace is faced with the same natural moss rock used throughout the home. The stone was gathered locally and hand selected for the fireplace based on the variety of color in the moss. The mantle was hand hewn from a timber left-over from the framing process.


Moss Rock Fireplace, Hand Hewn Mantle

Just off the greatroom is a deck with views up & down the river. Tempered glass panels framed in timber allow clear views of the river while maintaining the rustic feel of the exterior.

River View Railings

The master bedroom overlooks the Tonahutu River just above Grand Lake. The glass door provides access to the river side deck.

The walls are covered in a breathable, natural, "American Clay" hand troweled on by the contractor & homeowner. The reclaimed antique arch top door opens to view the fireplace.

The bedroom ceilings are covered in local pine wirebrushed to add texture to the grain.


Arch Top Door

Just off the master bedroom is a spa like bathroom which serves as a hallway to the walk-in closet. The radiant heated brick pattern floor is a natural stone product. The chiseled edge travertine floor matches the carved stone vessel sinks. Alderwood countertops sit on a slavaged cabinet with canvas storage bins to each side.


Wood Countertop

The natural feel of the spa bath is carried into the steam shower. The corner bench was cut from a 4" thick slab leaving the natural edge on the front. The steam shower walls and floors are sealed & filled travertine.


Steam Shower Bench

The master bath soaking tub is dropped in a travertine tile surround. An oil rubbed bronze roman tub faucet matches the lavatory faucets & steam shower trim. Storage space is carved out of the wall by recessing a salvaged cabinet. Antique shutters flank the operable windows.

An energy-recovery-ventilation system (ERV) can be used when weather does not allow for natural ventilation. The ERV provides fresh air to the entire house, as well as, controlling humidity.


Soaking Tub

The lower level floors are stained & waxed concrete. The wood top bar has views of the river through a pair of 8' tall french doors. The river wall is local moss rock with beetle-kill timber headers. The connection to the exterior is accentuated by the use of similar natural materials inside.


Stained Concrete Floors, Stone Wall, River View Bar


Stone Foundation & Pillars


© 2007 RJ Design Homes, Inc. All rights reserved.

© 2007 RJ Design Homes, Inc. - All Rights Reserved

Untitled Document