Neskowin Wood

A block from the beach in the quaint seaside village of Neskowin, our clients requested a home that was comfortable when they were alone or with family and friends. They asked us to integrate salvaged Douglas-fir lumber from a deconstructed 1938 warehouse that had been in their family for multiple generations. Our design incorporated the use of recycled lumber throughout for columns and beams, roof framing, flooring, cabinetry, wall paneling, interior trim, doors and furniture. As a LEED Gold home, the building envelope is both durable and well insulated. The mechanical systems, which include radiant-heat flooring and an ultra-efficient Heat Recovery Ventilator, make this home comfortable and healthy regardless of the weather. With its lodge-like simplicity and unique design details, this home is a joyful blend of old and new. The design of the home and the energy efficient features caught the attention of several publications, including Fine Homebuilding, (August/September 2011), and 1859 Magazine (Spring 2011).