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.
& 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
An undercounter drawer style microwave and full
extention drawers keep counters clear and provide ample storage.
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.
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.
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
The bedroom ceilings are covered in local pine wirebrushed
to add texture to the grain.
|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
|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.
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.
|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.
Concrete Floors, Stone Wall, River View Bar
Foundation & Pillars