Canby Barn

Designed with a litany of custom features, this monitor-style barn in Canby, Oregon is built to stand out from the rest. Deviating from the standard, this barn design includes a partially enclosed timber frame shed roof that acts as a covered porch and shop entrance, a custom hexagon cupola, and gridded wood and white-stained windows for an intriguing visual effect. This barn also features a standard shed roof, two horse stalls outfitted with Classic Equine stall fronts, a 24’ x 48’ loft area, and a beautiful timber truss on the front gable end. Clad with tongue and groove and cedar board and batten siding, this monitor barn offers a unique heavy timber exterior that will undoubtedly grow in beauty overtime.

Cornelius Apartment Barn

Apartment barns are inherently efficient structures, with multi-use layouts that allow you to combine your hobbies and home all under one roof. With this custom apartment barn design in Cornelius, Oregon, we were not only able to merge our client’s passions into one structure, but also create a home centered around sustainability. Energy-efficient upgrades such as skylights, solar panels, and an electric car charging station help our client reduce their property’s overall carbon footprint, while the structure’s multi-purpose design makes productive use of every square inch. With two horse stalls, two dog kennels, and all the necessary equestrian amenities on the ground floor, these clients get to keep their favorite four-legged family members close at all times. Upstairs, a 1,800 sq. ft. apartment with a guest room, bathroom, office, living room, kitchen, and balcony offer all the comforts of any traditional home and then some.

Sandy Custom Home

Situated on the banks of the Sandy River in Sandy, Oregon, this 3,240 sq. ft. traditional Pacific Northwest home features a family-friendly design that includes three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, an 856 sq. ft. three-car garage, and a bonus room crafted for kids. The open concept living area dominates the main level, with a large great room with a gas fireplace, a modern kitchen, and a breakfast nook adjacent to a large covered patio providing plenty of space for entertainment and relaxation. The main level also includes a powder room, mudroom, laundry room, and a huge master suite with his and hers closets and a luxurious master bathroom. Upstairs, you’ll find two bedrooms and a full bathroom with his and hers sinks, a 248 sq. ft. bonus room, and a large storage area.

West Linn Riding Arena

After helping them build their dream barn with an upstairs loft at the iconic Last Chance Ranch, Brian Sonnenberg and his wife didn’t take long to start dreaming of another project to add to their property. This time around, they decided they wanted a covered riding arena designed for year-round riding and knew exactly who to partner with to get the job done right. With a custom design that prioritizes the comfort of riders, horses, and viewers, this all-weather arena succeeds in making riding enjoyable in any season. This design boasts an enclosed viewing room with top-of-the-line infrared heaters for extra warmth in the winter months. To maximize natural lighting and ventilation, we added three cupolas with windows and two skylights to the roof. Learn more about what Brian had to say about his experience with DC Builders and why he chose to partner with us a second time around!

 

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The Barrel House

Originally designed for the 2016 NW Natural Street of Dreams, this all-wood winery in West Linn, Oregon now serves as a beautiful tasting room for the Tumwater Vineyard. At over 3,500 square feet, the Barrel House Winery offers plenty of room for meetings, special events, and wine tasting with friends and family. The interior features a number of show-stopping details, including handcrafted timber frame trusses, a tall two-sided stone fireplace, and garage-style glass doors that add a distinctly modern touch. Western red cedar siding and custom stone finishes contribute to the exterior’s rustic appeal, along with a custom pergola we designed for the outdoor sitting area. Learn more about this project at www.barrelhousepdx.com.

 

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Last Chance Ranch

One of the best parts of our job is getting to be a part of making our clients’ dreams come true; and with this timber frame barn in West Linn, Oregon, we were able to give our client Brian Sonnenberg and his wife something he describes as a true reflection of who they are. Framed with canyon gold lumber and finished with cedar board and batten siding and 4” thick Columbia basalt wainscoting, this exquisite horse barn with living quarters features an iconic design that perfectly complements the surrounding Last Chance Ranch property. Portland Millwork supplied the entry doors and Classic Equine designed the stall fronts, partitions, and Dutch doors. On the main level, you’ll find four horse stalls finished with Brazilian hardwood and equipped with Nelson waterers and ComfortStall flooring for added comfort and safety, in addition to a 12’ x 18’ tack room. Upstairs, an entertainment loft with bunk beds offers a cozy space for our clients and guests to enjoy, with a custom cupola overhead providing optimal ventilation and natural lighting.

 

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Damascus Party Barn

Located in the countryside of Damascus, Oregon, this backyard barn-style structure serves as both a mini getaway and a place for our clients to entertain family and friends. Our clients started with an Oakridge apartment barn kit from DC Structures before they decided they wanted something a bit more custom. This resulted in our in-house design team collaborating with them to create a highly personalized design for their party barn. Custom features in this structure include open riser timber frame stairs, steel-framed sliding doors with glass inserts, and a 12’ x 12’ deck with cedar railings. Inside, our clients can enjoy a completely custom all-wood bar, man and lady cave area, workshop, mudroom, and plenty of storage space.

Sandy, Oregon

Located on a scenic property in Sandy, Oregon, this custom timber frame apartment barn was designed to perfectly suit our client’s lifestyle needs. The ground floor doubles as a storage and workspace, with large 12′ x 14′ swinging garage doors to accommodate an RV. Upstairs, a sweeping living area with high ceilings and optimal natural lighting makes for a comfortable space to kick back and relax. Adding to the apartment barn’s uniqueness are a number of finishes that were sourced from local artisans. A log spiral staircase with rod iron handrails takes you to the upstairs loft, where French doors lead to a large covered deck and a wet bar. Two Nantucket shed dormers and a custom cupola gives the exterior its distinct barn-style appearance, while copper wainscoting accentuates the fine cedar batten and board siding.

Bend, Oregon

This classic barn-style garage with living quarters in Bend, Oregon is as beautiful as the scenic high desert landscape that creates its backdrop. The ground floor is a multi-use garage with three large doors that were designed to accommodate our clients’ RV, as well as general storage and workspace. Upstairs, a large two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with an open-concept kitchen, living and dining area provides the perfect setting for hosting friends and family, with window walls throughout offering spectacular views of the surrounding property and a 600 sq. ft. covered deck making outdoor entertaining possible year-round.