Timbers and Merriment
This home had a very clear requirement to make the owners' large number of visitors feel welcome and to offer a comfortable venue for entertainment as well as daily life. This begins in the large common area with kitchen, dining and living, and easy access to the covered porch. It continues in a 2 story climb or elevator ride to the tower, where long-into-the-night card games and 306-degree views can be shared. The clients were extraordinarily involved with all aspects of design and construction, working closely with Todd Karo, the builder, and a host of local subcontractors. Long family and business roots in the area helped a bit to offset construction of this complex project during the wettest winter in Oregon history.