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

“Turning what was once a 1950's pink bathroom into an Artic Oasis was delightful for both the Client and G. Christianson Construction. ”

CARL CHRISTIANSON, SUPERINTENDENT AND OWNER

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“The major qualities that distinguish G. Christianson are: Meticulousness. They have somehow managed to contract tile installers, plumbers, electricians, painters who share their value of meticulous attention to detail. Reliable and Relatable. They listen to your needs and help you achieve your vision. Innovative and Imaginative. They look for novel ways to solve problems in design and construction. Essentially, they like a challenge and will dare to imagine with you!”

Cari Williams, Corvallis, OR

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“Excellent attention to detail, aesthetics, and quality before, during, and after the (bathroom remodeling) process.”

Liz Pearce, Corvallis