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

“Always very satisfied. Will certainly have you again when needed.”

Pat Wallace, Corvallis

“We found that G. Christianson has a focus on quality in every detail. This made them very easy to work with and has resulted in a beautiful remodel of the master suite in our home. Tony, the carpenter, in particular made sure every detail he worked with was perfect and made sure the site was cleaned up every day, even when the mess was left by a third party contractor. Thanks to all the team at G. Christianson for the excellent work.”

Kathleen Brindley, Corvallis

“It was a good experience. We have used them a couple of times. They did very high quality work and I would not change any detail. They were very responsive. We did not really have any problems with them. They were right on schedule towards completing the project but their price was a little bit high.”

Bart Eleveld, Corvallis