Mountain View Drive

Earth Advantage: Platinum Award winner

Because John and Bea wanted a dream home that was comfortable and energy efficient, we built their new home to the Earth Advantage New Homes standard. Earth Advantage certification requires sustainable design choices, inspections and a series of tests. John and Bea’s home earned a Platinum Award, the highest award given by the organization.

Project Details

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The home features two separate solar systems. One cluster of panels is photovoltaic, generating most of the home's electrical power. A second set of panels is part of a solar hot water system. The design also uses passive solar heating principles, by allowing the sun to heat the home in the winter (and sizing overhangs to protect it in the summer)

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Water Conservation

For water conservation, we chose low flower shower heads and focused on the irrigation system. We built dual 1500 gallon rain cisterns to catch rain water for irrigating the hundreds of native plants Bea has added for natural landscaping.

Dramatic Architectural Features

We included a graceful curved concrete interior stairway, floors crafted from locally-milled madrone hardwood and concrete tinted with a soy-based stain. We also crafted a custom-colored American Clay (plaster) accent wall, a custom cedar sauna, a high-efficiency wood stove with soapstone accent, spectacular tile bathrooms, and a spacious kitchen with recycled Eco quartz countertops and commercial-grade appliances. For the canine members of the family, there’s a tile dog washing shower and a dog operated doorbell.

What our Clients are Saying

“We asked Christianson to design and build an entertainment center, a built in bookshelf and a built in desk and credenza. Designer Elizabeth captured our concept and turned it into a beautiful design plan. Ron at the cabinet shop came up with ideas for materials we would have never thought of. All the guys in the cabinet shop got excited about our project and we could tell we were in the hands of skilled craftsman. Jon kept us informed of the timing of construction throughout the project. They truly customized the space and the overall product exceeded our expectations.”

Eric & Laura Hennum, Philomath, OR

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“We are very happy with our new enclosed porch! The design and bidding process was straightforward and thorough, and all aspects of construction - pouring a new slab, framing, installing windows and fixtures, painting, etc. - were completed in a timely manner and with the high standard of quality we wanted. We especially appreciated the extra precautions taken when Covid-19 impinged on the timeline, and the thoroughness of documentation and updating from G. Christianson throughout the process.”

David & Monica Roundy, Corvallis

“Both projects were completed on time, at a fair price, with quality results, and good communication throughout. If you are looking for a reputable contractor with a proven track record that you can rely on to finish the job as agreed, G. Christianson Construction Co. in Corvallis is a good choice.”

Cindy Nicholas, Corvallis

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