An oceanfront home for an international traveler

 

Approached by a client from overseas, S. Baird Design was presented with the opportunity to remodel a mid-century oceanfront home on the Pacific Coast. After visiting the job site in person, our principal knew that the project laid before them was a perfect one—due to a lifelong love affair with the sweet coastal town of Manzanita, Oregon. Originally expecting the project to be minimal on many fronts, it morphed and grew as the designers and owner kept presenting one idea after another to each other. "How about a sauna with a copper roof and outdoor shower?" "YES!" The list goes on from there...2 and 1/2 years later—after much blood, sweat and laughter—this beautiful mid-century remodel was presented to the owner with a lovely party held in their honor. Now part of Coast Cabins rental group and a part-time vacation retreat for the homeowner, the results are nothing less than spectacular. 

 

 
The siding on the home is vertical installed ipe, as well as the decking on three sides. All new windows and doors, along with a new roof, completed the exterior envelope. 

The siding on the home is vertical installed ipe, as well as the decking on three sides. All new windows and doors, along with a new roof, completed the exterior envelope. 

At the front entrance, a long vista extends toward the ocean. Note the details of the ipe handrail to match.

At the front entrance, a long vista extends toward the ocean. Note the details of the ipe handrail to match.

The front-facing portion of Windward boasts a car port, perfect for hanging laundry to dry or storing wood for the fireplace. Native landscaping completes this beachfront home. 

The front-facing portion of Windward boasts a car port, perfect for hanging laundry to dry or storing wood for the fireplace. Native landscaping completes this beachfront home. 

The interior is trimmed with fir, and matching valances create the perfect niche into which mechanized shades to disappear. The rais fireplace was chosen for the heat output as well as for its built-in minimalistic look. Floors are Italian tile with radiant heat. 

The interior is trimmed with fir, and matching valances create the perfect niche into which mechanized shades to disappear. The rais fireplace was chosen for the heat output as well as for its built-in minimalistic look. Floors are Italian tile with radiant heat. 

The beautiful custom-made, rift-sawn white oak cabinetry is complemented with a matching solid white oak island, with built-in cooktop and range. This hallway view provides access to the three bedrooms and baths, in addition to the stairs down to a lower entrance, garage, and laundry area. 

The beautiful custom-made, rift-sawn white oak cabinetry is complemented with a matching solid white oak island, with built-in cooktop and range. This hallway view provides access to the three bedrooms and baths, in addition to the stairs down to a lower entrance, garage, and laundry area. 

The dining room table was chosen from Design Within Reach for the ability to take it outside to the deck for dining—occasionally outdoor furnishings transfer well to the interior of a home.

The dining room table was chosen from Design Within Reach for the ability to take it outside to the deck for dining—occasionally outdoor furnishings transfer well to the interior of a home.

Both bathrooms feature marble countertops, heated towel warmers, and the master bath boasts a steam shower. 

Both bathrooms feature marble countertops, heated towel warmers, and the master bath boasts a steam shower. 

Fir tongue-and-groove wood was applied to all three of the bedrooms on one wall for warmth and depth. This photo of the master bedroom illustrates the beam running through the home, and the detail of the wood valance for the window shades. 

Fir tongue-and-groove wood was applied to all three of the bedrooms on one wall for warmth and depth. This photo of the master bedroom illustrates the beam running through the home, and the detail of the wood valance for the window shades. 

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