Woodi3nville Arts and Crafts

This home was designed in the Arts and Crafts style popular from 1900 to 1915. This style utilizes shingle siding, exposed beams, and fine hand craftsmanship. The client wished to retain many of the existing cedar and fir trees on the property yet provide for plenty of natural daylight. Window placement is carefully controlled to brighten and enhance the home without making the space uncomfortable from the heat and glare of to much direct sunlight. To maximize natural lighting, windows are placed on stair-stepped exterior walls and combined with eyebrow dormers. This brings sunlight into the space from a series of levels.


The great room, with it’s soaring cathedral ceilings and exposed trusses, is the heart of the home and the center of family living. The open plan has sheltered pockets to provide for casual entertaining. These cozy corners within the great room, encourage comfort and warmth, and to keep the residential scale of the home. The Rumford fireplace, located in an inglenook with surrounding benches and a low ceiling, offers a great gathering place for friends and family on a cold evening.


The owners of this residence commented that the rear view of the home looks just as great as the front. This is because we brought every part of the home to the same level of detail. Because of this, the home has a soul and personality that has continued to grow over time.


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