Copperhead Creek Ranch Residential Development

Designed and built in collaboration with DC Structures, this residential development in Bradley, California, is one of the largest and most ambitious projects we’ve ever completed. With this turnkey custom build, we utilized multiple pre-engineered design and materials packages from DC Structures to create a cohesive and effective site plan that fully achieves our client’s unique vision.

Initially designed to host our client’s daughter’s wedding celebration, this development features a main house, a guesthouse with a bar and lounge, two cabins, an ATV storage garage, and a custom outdoor kitchen area. A tennis court and pool area add to the laundry list of amenities on the property, while robust infrastructure and pump houses help the entire operation run smoothly.

Our team provided full-scope interior design, framing and siding, general contracting, and hardscape services for this project. With every element expertly curated, planned, and executed by our team, this client can enjoy an incredibly well-designed and -built property that doesn’t just reflect their taste but functions to fit every need and occasion.

Teháma Carmel Equestrian Center

DC Builders is thrilled to share this spectacular equestrian development we designed, framed, and sided for the Teháma Carmel residential community! Situated on a privately owned 2,000-acre property in Carmel, California, these equestrian buildings offer the perfect blend of beauty and functionality for resident horse owners, trainers, and caretakers.

We crafted four custom timber frame buildings for the Teháma Carmel community, including a nearly 13,000 sq. ft. indoor riding arena, a horse barn with living quarters, a horse barn with a heavy timber loft, and an efficient storage space. All four buildings started as pre-engineered building models from DC Structures, with the arena modeled after a Prairie 80′ Arena Kit, the main barn after a Powell 58′ Monitor Barn Kit, the loft barn after a Columbia 70′ Gable Barn Kit, and the storage barn after a Pendleton 48′ Shed Row Barn Kit.

Something incredibly unique about this project and development is the dedication to the preservation and stewardship of the land exhibited throughout the compound. Instead of maximizing construction on the existing property, this unique residential community encourages intentional and minimal building to conserve the natural beauty and history of the land. As our industry moves toward adopting more sustainable construction practices, we can’t help but feel grateful to be a part of a future-thinking project like this one that creates a positive and inspiring blueprint for new home developments.

Thank you to the team at Teháma Carmel for choosing us as your design and construction partner! We couldn’t be more honored to contribute to your wonderful community and mission.

Learn more about the story behind Teháma Carmel here.

Oregon Garage & Shop

This 5,000 sq. ft. garage and shop in Sandy, Oregon, may be simple in execution, but it certainly packs a punch in matters of functionality and style! Built from a Union Event Barn Kit from DC Structures, this clear-span structure boasts a 50′ x 100′ floor plan that provides ample room for vehicle and equipment storage, recreational activities, hobby workshopping, and more.

Inside the space, you’ll find three garage bays, an adjacent batting practice and astroturfed area, and a full bathroom. Clerestory windows line the walls, providing the space with plentiful natural light. Our clients also incorporated Douglas fir tongue and groove wall coverings in their interior design, creating a unique visual contrast to the remaining garage area. Additional features include our signature cedar board and batten siding, three overhead garage doors with decorative cross bucks, and black exterior window trim that completes the classic rustic appearance of this high-end structure.

Wine Country Workshop & Barn

Located on a beautiful vineyard property in Healdsburg, California, this heavy timber workshop is a highly personalized version of a Columbia 24′ Gable Barn Kit from DC Structures. We completed the framing and siding for this structure, with DC Structures creating the custom design and materials package that contributed to its quick and efficient assembly. This barn offers 2,004 square feet of flexible work and storage space, including a 1,122 sq. ft. main level with room for boat and vehicle storage and an 882 sq. ft. loft. The in-house design team at DC Structures made several modifications to this design to fully achieve our client’s vision, including increasing the size of the structure by 256 square feet and removing a 12′ x 28′ shed roof and a set of columns on the main level. They also added a 14′ x 10′ shed dormer, sliding breezeway doors with quad glass tops and an aluminum glass garage door from Wayne Dalton.

Other custom features in this barn include pre-stained cedar board and batten siding on the gable ends and sidewalls and Woodtone ColorSelect™ siding on the shed dormer. This structure also features Pella 250 Series single-hung windows with colonial grids that give this structure a polished, timeless appearance.

Granite Bay Monitor Barn

This beautiful post and beam workshop in Granite Bay, California, is based on a Powell Monitor Barn Kit from sister company DC Structures. Our building crew completed the framing and siding for this project, with their team providing the design and materials package. Similar to the Powell, this 2,978 sq. ft. monitor barn features a center aisle loft with clerestory windows and breezeway doors at the front and rear of the structure. To achieve this client’s unique vision, we replaced the standard breezeway and hayloft doors with custom versions that include glass inserts and stylish crossbucks. The in-house design team at DC Structures also removed the vented cupola from the original design and added exterior-grade doors to the front and side of the barn.

Inside the barn, our client can utilize a 2,339 sq. ft. workshop space on the main level and a 640 sq. ft. loft for storage, entertainment, work, or anything else they can envision. With its open-ended layout and classic barn-style design, this heavy timber structure offers a stunning space that can serve all kinds of purposes.

Granite Bay Backyard Barn

Based on a Columbia 24′ Gable Barn Kit from DC Structures, this cozy backyard barn offers the perfect setting for family fun and relaxation. We built this post and beam structure in collaboration with DC Structures, who designed the building and prefabricated its wood framing components. The barn features 1,462 square feet of flexible living space, including a 1,152 sq. ft. main level and a 310 sq. ft. loft. Though seemingly small from the outside, this impressive structure offers plenty of room for entertainment, lounging, and family gatherings inside the barn.

The talented designers at DC Structures made minimal modifications to the original model, including enclosing the shed roof and removing a set of columns on the first floor and a vented cupola above the barn. They also added quad-glass breezeway doors, Andersen 100 series fixed and single-hung windows, and Hardie® Panel board and batten siding in place of a few standard options. Other additions to this barn include tempered glass on the windows and black exterior and interior window trim. Our client also decided to incorporate reclaimed wood walls as a unique visual element that adds character and warmth.

Kansas City Sport Court

This one-of-a-kind basketball court and entertainment space we built in Kansas City, Missouri, is based on a Stillwater Barn Home Kit from DC Structures. Similar to the original model, this clear span structure is designed with parallel chord roof trusses to create a self-supporting roof and plenty of large windows that help brighten the interior space. The main level features an indoor basketball court with three hoops and an enclosed storage room that doubles as a gym. Overhead garage doors near the entry create improved ventilation and natural light while providing easy access to the outdoor patio and pool area.

A loft above the storage room offers a cozy entertainment area for our clients, with a ping pong table, counter seating, and a 12′ x 8′ overhead door contributing to its appeal. Inside the structure, you’ll also find soaring tongue and groove ceilings, trapezoid windows on the gable ends, gridded windows above the entryway, and a row of clerestory windows at the rear.

Serendipity Farm & Vine

This beautiful tasting room and event space we designed and built in Stilwell, Kansas, is based on an Oakridge 48’ Apartment Barn Kit from DC Structures. Originally intended as a horse barn with living quarters, the structure was later sold and transformed into a highly unique tasting room and production/case storage space with an upstairs one-bedroom apartment. The initial floor plan features eight horse stalls — four to the left and four to the right of the structure — divided by a central wash bay and a tack room with a mud room and laundry area. Upstairs, cozy living quarters with an open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area, an office, and a generous primary bedroom with an en-suite bathroom offer a welcome reprieve from the day-to-day.

Though several aspects of the initial design have since changed, the owners decided to leave the former horse stalls intact, creating a unique visual element that also functions as seating inside the tasting room. Our team modified this structure to include a wrap-around shed roof that serves as a covered patio space near the entrance. We also enclosed the side shed roofs, removed the original Nantucket dormers, raised the roof pitch to 5:12, and designed the upstairs deck to include an exterior staircase.

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.