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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Powered by Solar

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

“Just wanted to send a little note your way to say thank you for our pretty and comfortable new home. Everyone raves, especially old friends who remember when… Thanks to all for everything. ”

Dave & Margy Buchanan, Corvallis

“We had a full kitchen remodel and we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. Sarah, our designer, did a beautiful job of incorporating our wishes into the design, while ensuring that the design fit with the rest of the house. All of the employees, as well as the subcontractors they chose, were professional and wonderful to have in our home. The cabinet makers were meticulous about every detail in the cabinets and trim. G. Christianson Construction was responsive to every question and concern we had during the entire process. We love the results!”

Ray & Greta Brooks, Corvallis

“Their cost was reasonable. I would recommend his services to anyone.”

Ed Miller, Corvallis

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