Brooklane Heights

Contemporary Modern Home

Shinta and Taifo asked us to build Shinta's design of a contemporary modern home with Japanese influences. In addition to seeking out a contractor with experience and a reputation for quality, Shinta and Taifo were also interested in an energy efficient home. On this home, we installed R23 fiberglass BIBS insulation in the walls, R49 in the ceiling, and R38 in the floor, and hours and hours of air sealing. We also installed a 96% efficient furnace, U.30 or better windows and much more.

Project Details

Durable Modern Siding

This picture, caught at sunrise, highlights the contrast of materials that is hallmark to the contemporary modern home. Shinta Muljani, who designed her own home, had a vision of stone cladding, modern siding panels, and horizontal wood working in harmony together.

Wood and Aluminum Cable Railing

It took exceptional craftsmanship and planning to build this wood and cable railing. The principal support posts extend up to 16" below the floor to provide additional stability and prevent the handrail from developing a future wobble. The top is stained, lacquered hemlock.

Fireplace

A floor to ceiling, stacked stone veneer fireplace and cable rail bridge tie this room together. The cabinet and shelf are custom walnut. The flooring is Cronin, chocolate stained birch.

Shoji Screens

A simple design highlights exceptional carpentry and gorgeous cherry. We built a large sand-filtered planting area inside the concrete deck which is just visible in this photo. These Shoji doors will open to a view of a Japanese themed garden the owners intend to grow in the planting area.

What our Clients are Saying

“Larry's cedar deck had reached the end of it's life, the handrails were literally falling off. We rejuvenated it with new Trex and were able to reuse the tall telephone poles that support it. ”

Carl Christianson, Superintendent and Owner

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“Carl was very accessible and easy to work with. Most impressive was his patient attention to details. The subcontractors he hired were all pleasant and good craftsmen. In the end the result exceeded our expectations. We have a beautiful updated kitchen.”

Carroll & Gerry DeKock, Corvallis

“Since 2011, we've removed, repaired, load tested or replaced most of the fire escapes around OSU. Please call us for advice on your fire escape.”

Carl Christianson, Owner

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