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Silver Falls House
Silver Falls, Oregon

Situated on a wooded, private 20 acre parcel in the rolling farmland along the eastern edge of Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country, the Silver Falls House occupies a pristine site featuring two large ponds, a seasonal creek and waterfall, all surrounded by huge oak and fir trees.

This modern home uses MPP (mass plywood panel) detailing, plywood soffits, and plywood case work.  The home utilizes timber products harvested and produced within miles of the property. A 164 foot long, 20 foot tall insulated concrete wall is the central organizing element of the home, welcoming visitors at the entry gate, guiding them through the large private courtyard, into the home’s glass lined living areas, out onto the back patio, and eventually right into the pond, over which the home floats.

Multi-panel telescoping pocket doors from Reynaers allow the home’s indoor and outdoor living areas to combine into one large, multi-faceted seamless living space, with exterior dining area, kitchen, swimming pool, and fire pits located on both the courtyard and pond facing sides of the home. A roof top viewing pavilion allows views out to the rolling farmland and cascade foothills beyond.

Radiant heated concrete floors and dual ground source thermal loops help the home run efficiently and comfortably year round.

A collaboration with JHL Design of Portland and MW Design Workshop of Salem.

Project Credits

Design Team
Eric Meglasson, Holly Freres
CD Redding Construction
JHL Design, Heritage Woodcraft, Inc., Kuenzi Electric, MW Design Workshop, Hear No Evil, Salem Heating, Portland Millwork
Silver Falls, Oregon
Eric Meglasson, Haris Kenjar, Alan Brandt, Justin Krug