Modern Corvallis Vacation Home

Energy Efficient Modern Vacation Home

This home was built on shared family property with family right next door, and thus house was oriented to see them and their Kitchen was designed for entertaining larger groups. The Kitchen has a large stove/oven, two sinks, two dishwashers, and a huge island with a minimally obstructed countertop. This home was built to have nearly passive house energy efficiency, so it uses close to 70% less energy than a code built home. The modern themes are seen in the shapes, styles, and colors of this vacation home. The house was designed for accessibility, both for guests and future aging-in-place use, with a bedroom and bathroom off the main living area and a wheelchair ramp from the back patio that leads to the yard. Come back to the page Spring 2021 for the exterior photos!

Project Details

Energy Efficient

This home was engineered, modeled, and built nearly to the Passive House standard, so it uses close to 70% less energy than a standard code built home. We installed 2" of Cork insulation outside of the 2x8 walls, triple pane Tilt-Turn European style windows, air sealed to Passive House standards, and added a filtered fresh air system to every bedroom. The house is all electrically powered and heated, so it's ready to be net zero with solar panels when the time is right.

Custom Stairwell

This custom built stairs by the G. Christianson cabinet shop team feature an open-underneath stair style with black cable railings to match the modern style of this fun vacation home. The stair treads are made with natural Red Oak butcher block which perfectly balances the bold black railings with a warm natural wood tone.

Planning Ahead

This home includes two Master Bedroom Suites, one on the second floor and one on the main floor. By including a Master Suite on the main floor during the design process, this allowed convenient and strategic placement to accommodate a bedroom and bathroom both for visiting guests who may have disabilities and for future aging-in-place use of the homeowners.

What our Clients are Saying

“Carl and his crew were a pleasure to work with. They were very clean, respectful. Carl was quick to respond via email or phone. I strongly recommend G. Christianson Construction. I would use their services again.”

Mark and Betty Trevisol, Albany

“We’re very happy to recommend you and your work whenever we can, we love our home.”

Nadine and Eric Skillingstad, Corvallis

“We are repeat customers who demand high quality, high touch and tight timeframes of the large scale remodel projects for our Corvallis sorority. GCCI was also our go-to for the unexpected ... we received exceptional service to get the house livable in just over 2 week's time.”

Jen Humcke, Alpha Phi, Corvallis

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