This custom home boasts some features not usually found in standard homes. With Cornice Construction’s willingness to listen to the client, they were able to take advantage of a unique find, Second Use, a reclamation, “green” store, was instrumental in helping the client find the perfect solution for their unique style.
The majority of the interior doors in this house were made of quarter-sawn oak back in the late 1880’s and still had the original hardware and lock sets in place. An additional feature was the antique glass transoms over every door. When the client went to a glass shop to remove varnish from the glass, they were told each panel of glass was worth $3,000 each, due to the unique construction and historical nature of them. Each door was purchased for $45. The builder was more than accommodating to include these doors into the client’s design.
The entire house custom cabinets were built by a Texas company and shipped up to the Northwest. The kitchen has many features, including a commercial ice maker, more than its share of lighting wired in, including lighted upper cabinets for creative displaying of the owners Italian pottery.
The fully treed acreage was logged and averaged 20% slope. The area for the house was carved out of the slope with thousands of yards of dirt cut and placed in compacted fills to 8 feet deep as can be seen from front driveway.
Architect: Architects Northwest