Lake Oswego Bat Cave

This barn-style addition in Lake Oswego, Oregon is the lady cave our client deserves, and the one she needs! Nicknamed the “Bat Cave,” this post and beam structure features one of the more impressive Batman and Star Wars collections we’ve seen. The entire upstairs loft is filled with Batman and Star Wars memorabilia from floor to ceiling, including a life-size Stormtrooper figurine and a sculpture of Han Solo frozen in carbonite. Downstairs, a hobby garage and woodworking area offers plenty of space for outdoor toys, skating equipment, and a heavy-duty workstation.

Based on an Oakridge 36’ Apartment Barn Kit from DC Structures, this custom structure was modified to include a 12’ x 36’ deck with an exterior staircase. The design also features a heavy timber loft ceiling in the garage, as well as Douglas fir tongue and groove ceiling material in the upstairs loft. The DC Builders team provided framing and siding installation services for this client’s barn and main residence. In place of our signature cedar board and batten siding, our client opted for WoodTone RusticSeries™ Summer Wheat siding to achieve a faux wood appearance.

Bend RV Garage & Party Barn

This multipurpose structure in Bend, Oregon combines work and leisure under one roof. Based on a Shasta RV Barn Kit from DC Structures, this unique post and beam building features a large garage area with ample room for vehicles and storage on the main level, along with a connecting foyer and enclosed shed roof that serves as an RV garage bay. Upstairs, the main living area functions as a gathering space with a wet bar, gas fireplace, and access to a 335 sq. ft. deck. Additionally, our clients can take advantage of two offices with a shared bathroom and a craft room with a storage closet and private bathroom on the second story.

Modifications to the original model include reducing the roof pitch from 4/12 to 3/12, extending the deck from 196 square feet to 335 square feet, and adding a 784 sq. ft. shed roof for RV storage. For visual appeal, our clients also added a 72 sq. ft. covered entry with a decorative timber truss and a 12′ mortise and tenon radius bottom chord timber truss to the front gable. The exterior features cedar board and batten siding and Andersen™ 100 Series windows designed with tempered glass and a colonial window grid. Upstairs, our clients replaced the standard Andersen™ 100 Series sliding glass door with an Andersen™ A Series French door upgrade.

Snoqualmie Pass Barn Home

This charming barn home in Snoqualmie Pass, Washington is based on an Oakridge 36’ Apartment Barn Kit from DC Structures. DC Builders acted as the general contractor for this project, working closely with the client to facilitate a smooth and successful building process. The main level consists of an 864 sq. ft. workshop with an attached one-car garage and foyer while the second story serves as a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home with an open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area. From their living space, our client can access a 155 sq. ft. deck that boasts spectacular views of the surrounding forested region.

This barn home design features several custom upgrades, including the addition of a heavy timber staircase inside the foyer, an exterior staircase for the existing deck, and Nantucket dormers in place of the standard gable dormers. Due to the property’s central location in the Cascades mountain range, this structure was designed to include a number of fire-safe building solutions like HardiePanel® fiber cement siding and select grade 2 x 6 tongue and groove material to enclose the roof overhangs. Our client also opted for an engineering upgrade that increased the snow load capacity from 40 lbs to 222 lbs.

Cornelius Contemporary Custom Home

Located on a scenic hazelnut farm in Cornelius, Oregon, this heavy timber custom home features a forward-looking design as stunning as its property views. Sloped rooflines and glass curtain walls throughout give this home a distinctly modern feel, along with a litany of special features that bring this 4,098 sq. ft. timber frame residence into the 21st century. Oversized heavy timbers were used to frame the residence and grand entrance, providing for a difference you can see and feel throughout. Inside, custom selections including polished concrete flooring and a double-sided wood burning fireplace add to the originality of this custom home design.

This three-level residence also includes a 516 sq. ft. garage adjacent to the drive-in covered entrance. On the main level, you’ll find an open-concept great room, dining room, and kitchen that stuns with its timber frame connections and floor-to-ceiling windows, in addition to a well-appointed master suite, office, TV room, bathroom and laundry. Upstairs, guests can enjoy an entertainment loft space, two bedrooms, and a shared bathroom all to themselves.

Oregon Timber Frame Home

This three-bedroom timber frame home in Boring, Oregon measures up at 4,549 square feet of conditioned space plus a 709 square foot two-car garage. The main level features a wide-open living space complete with a great room, a dining area, and a kitchen with an island and a breakfast nook. You’ll also find a private office, a gym, and a two-car garage. The second level features three bedrooms and three full bathrooms, including a master suite with a walk-in closet, en suite bathroom, and access to a 10’ x 32’ deck. A large bonus room has its own deck and can serve a number of uses, including as an additional bedroom, guest suite, or secondary office. Besides the two decks, this home also features almost 600 square feet of covered patio space for year-round outdoor living.

 

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Astoria Cabin

This custom cabin project sits on a magnificent property south of Astoria, Oregon with epic views of Saddle Mountain, the tallest peak in this part of the Oregon Coast Range. The 1,044 sq. ft. cabin includes two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a modern kitchen, and a spacious great room. Custom design elements include a storage loft over the kitchen, a covered porch with oversized 8″ x 8″ posts, and an Andersen 400 window package.

The property also includes an attractive post and beam car garage and storage barn with overhead garage doors and a window added to the gable to provide natural light.

Foursquare Custom Home

This unique project is a modern reproduction of an early twentieth century American Foursquare completed in 2020 in Sandy, Oregon. The four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom custom home comes in at 2,962 square feet. Incredible attention to detail was required to design a custom building with all the comforts of a modern home while remaining as authentic as possible to the original style. The main level is framed by a large covered porch that provides access to a foyer with adjacent study. A living room with gas fireplace and a formal dining room are both decorated with copious built-ins and enamel artwork in the hardwood flooring. A modern kitchen with an island, stainless steel appliances and a farmhouse sink surpasses even twenty-first century standards, and a 20′ x 10′ backyard deck provides for outdoor entertaining.

Upstairs, a master bedroom with private en suite and walk-in closet is the main attraction, while three additional bedrooms and another bathroom with a double sink rounds out the second floor. A 392 square foot attic provides a space for storage and recreation.

Gresham Custom Home

Located on a serene forested hillside in Gresham, Oregon, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom Craftsman-style home was heavily personalized to reflect our client’s unique taste. Inside, you’ll find an open concept living space that includes a great room with custom built-ins that match the kitchen cabinets, a modern kitchen with a large tiled island and butcher block countertops, and a cozy dining area adjacent to the backyard deck. There’s also a private office with dark wood built-ins, a foyer open to the floor above, a powder room, a two-car garage, and an enclosed workshop space on the ground floor.

The second floor features a master suite with a large walk-in closet and en suite bathroom, two additional bedrooms, a media room, and a recreational room with low clearance storage areas. Scissor trusses create vaulted ceilings in each room, giving the appearance of added square footage. Our clients can also enjoy Andersen windows throughout that add to the inviting design of the space.

White Salmon Barn-Style Home

This beautiful three-bedroom barn home was built by the DC Builders team in White Salmon, Washington, just a few miles from the mighty Columbia River. The first floor features a 1,998 sq. ft. garage with high ceilings to accommodate a 12′ x 14′ overhead door for a large RV. There’s also an enclosed workshop space, an office, a full bathroom, and a mud room with stairs providing ground-floor access to the living quarters. A 12′ x 60′ open shed roof provides additional covered storage.

Upstairs, the living quarters features a large great room with vaulted ceilings and exposed heavy timbers. The open-concept living space includes a large kitchen with an island and pantry, a dining hall, and access to a 12′ x 24′ covered deck capped with a striking heavy timber truss. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms on this level, including a master suite with a walk-in closet, an additional bedroom with its own private bathroom, and a larger bunk-style room with multiple beds.

Bend Custom Horse Barn

Located in the high desert landscape of Bend, Oregon, this 3,419 sq. ft. horse barn with an upstairs loft is a testament to the allure of multi-use spaces. This equestrian facility is outfitted with state-of-the-art safety features, including horse-safe knife plates, posts with chew protection, and a multi-camera security system to ensure our clients’ horses are protected in any event. Nelson automatic waterers in each of the five stalls keep our clients’ horses hydrated at all times, while Dutch doors leading to covered turn-outs give them easy access to the outdoors. Upstairs, a 1,479 sq. ft. loft functions as an entertaining space complete with a modern kitchen and access to a large covered deck so our clients can relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery with friends and family.