Situated on the bank of the Columbia River, the Clients wanted to incorporate a nautical theme into their river facing rooms.
A compass is in-laid in this one-of-a-kind distressed white oak floor. A wood carved figurehead from the prow of a ship is mounted artistically in the library. A working porthole is built into the door and the ship wheel is centrally located to be enjoyed from each of the rooms.
This project also included a real challenge of creating a great room feel, while preserving the distinct function of each room. The Clients enjoy cooking and entertaining, so their open concept kitchen shares the floor with the formal dining room and looks down to the sunk-in TV room. From the dining table, guests are distracted from the TV room by a vertical column and the change in elevation. Looking from the dining table through an opening in the hutch, guests can enjoy the ambiance of the fireside room. The fireside room is sunk-in for a feeling of intimacy and privacy and is separated by floor to ceiling library shelves that create height and drama.