Ray Freeman's design for this house was the first project submited to the Design Review Board of Oysterville under their recently drafted Design Guidelines. Although the guidelines had not yet been adopted, our client, who helped to sponsor the writing of these guidelines, voluntarily submitted the project as a test under the new guidelines.

The guidelines reflect the primarily residential nature of the town, yet provide for treating other areas in a special fashion. Our site was outside the residential core, next to an historic barn, so interpretation of the guidelines were often required.
 
  Conceptually, we developed a low, long building, characterized by small, repetitive bays in counterpoint to the singularly expressed volume of the barn. This scenario occurs frequently when a barn is accompanied by a stable, chicken house, or other agrarian structure. Programmatically, by allowing the depth of the bays to vary as required, the garages, living and sleeping spaces, and the structured outdoor spaces are accomodated with ease.

Prior to construction, the barn was blown down in a storm, and the design was adjusted somewhat to bring it more in line with the residential rather than the agricultural vernacular.
 
   
Ray C. Freeman III
Ray C. Freeman III
Registered Architect
rayiii@workshop3d.com
(206) 349-3147

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Residential

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Office

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Marvin L. Wetzel
Licensed Contractor
mlwgc1@gmail.com
(206) 271-4418
Marvin Wetzel