Lyons Rock
Oregon Coast

The clients approached us with a rather unique proposition; to design a home on a tiny rock outcrop 140 feet above the Pacific Ocean with only a driveway’s width for access to the building site. The buildable area had an existing grade-beam foundation in a trapezoid layout. The foundation is truly substantial; it features twelve 24” diameter concrete pylons which extend nearly 80 feet down into the rocky outcrop.  We could not modify the pre-existing, pre-approved foundation. So, could we create a home to fit this unique footprint and take advantage of the unbelievably dramatic panorama?  This was our answer:


Perched atop a rugged cliff overlooking the majestic Pacific Ocean, this stunning modern home on the Oregon coast offers an unparalleled living experience. The sleek, minimalist design offers a classic modernist take on dramatic, picturesque coastal living.

Upon entering the home, you are immediately struck by the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows which offer unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. The south aspect of the home features a transformable indoor-outdoor sun porch; a patio which acts as a traditional deck, can be closed during inclement weather, or can open the home completely to the ocean breezes.

An abundance of natural light creates a sense of spaciousness and airiness. The steel structure cantilevers beyond the existing concrete foundation offering a sense of floating above the craggy cliffs and the ocean below.  The clean lines of the modern furnishings complement the minimalist aesthetic of the home, while still offering all the comforts of a luxury residence.

The open dining area is perfect for entertaining guests or enjoying a quiet dinner for two, with panoramic views of the sunset over the ocean.

The primary bedroom offers a respite from daily life with a soaking tub evoking a spa-like sense of tranquility.  The redwood clad cabin-like room offers a comforting spot to watch winter storms roll in off the ocean and wake up overlooking the deep blue horizon.

The rugged cliffs and crashing waves provide the perfect backdrop from morning yoga to evening gatherings.

This modern home on the Oregon coast is the perfect blend of contemporary design and natural beauty, offering a truly exceptional living experience that is sure to delight and inspire.


Project Credits

Design Team
Eric Meglasson, Peter Jahnke
JLA Architects, Walker Structural Engineering, Skywall Door Systems, Omega Media Solutions, ColeBreit Engineering
Oregon Coast
renderings by JLA Architets