An Oregon Beach House Is All About Clean Lines

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Residential designer David Horning devised a minimalist residence clad in cedar from Sherwood Siding and Construction for a beachfront lot in Arch Cape. The massive cedar front door--crafted by Quartertwenty--is punctuated with brass hardware and opens to the entry, where designer Holly Freres placed a wool-and-silk Lapchi rug.

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The open-plan dining and living areas are warmed by a large sculptural fireplace and fire surround, with metalwork executed by Recychedelic, and poured-concrete flooring with radiant heat. Floor-to-ceiling sliders and windows by Reynaers offer views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Freres outfitted the living room with an Italian leather-covered sofa from Design Within Reach, a custom Calacatta marble-and-brass coffee table and a wool Loloi rug. The large-scale mixed-media painting above the sofa, titled Leaving Madagascar, is by Paton Miller from Butters Gallery.

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Eames side chairs and Milo Baughman armchairs, all from Design Within Reach, surround the custom Oregon white-oak- and-brass table in the casual dining area. The space is multifunctional, giving the homeowners a place to eat, work and enjoy puzzles. BaTonga baskets from Zimbabwe accent the wall behind.

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A trio of globe pendants, made with glass and stainless steel, suspend above the island in the kitchen. Pental Surfaces quartz tops the counters and faces the niche holding the Wolf cooktop from Ferguson. The cabinetry is of rift-sawn Oregon white oak fabricated by Oak Grove Cabinets; the barstools are from Phloem Studio. Ferguson also supplied the Wolf oven, Kallista faucets and Blanco sinks.

modern bedroom steel-and-brass door

Quartertwenty made the massive steel-and-brass door for the master suite--it can be closed for privacy or remain open to the other more public rooms; the steel is a counterpoint to the warmth of the Western red cedar on the ceiling and the walls.

modern bathroom and connected bedroom...

The design for the master bathroom and bedroom keep both areas open to views of the ocean; Holly Hunt drapery linen separates the bedroom area from a freestanding tub by MTI from Ferguson with a Kallista faucet. The custom bed with a frame dressed in Loro Piana fabric is joined by a leather-and-brass nightstand from Made Goods, Apparatus lights and a lounge chair and ottoman from Design Within Reach; underfoot is a Unique Carpets rug.

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Since one of the guest rooms is quite compact, the design team opted for built-ins of rift-sawn white oak with brass hardware to maximize space. Freres used a Loro Piana wool for the headboard, which was upholstered by Trio Furniture. The Artemide sconce is from YLighting.

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The guest room also boasts a built-in daybed, the perfect spot for reading by the light of an Artemide lamp from YLighting, or for sleeping extra guests. A bright Loro Piana velvet covers the pillows and bolsters, while a Holly Hunt wool-and-cashmere blend encases the daybed cushion; the clerestory allows the sun to shine in but maintains privacy. Showscapes designed and installed the home's landscaping.

The modernist house that architect David Horning and interior designer Holly Freres devised for Portlanders Michael and Kari Lubitz is perched practically on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. “The architecture is secondary to the setting,” Horning says. “The house frames and captures the water and the mountains.”

Horning created the house’s form as a simple rectangle. An origami-like roofline ascends and descends, simulating the outline of the nearby Northern Oregon Coast Range. “The exterior siding is vertical western red cedar,” he says. “It will eventually turn gray and just kind of go away as it blends with the gray of the sky and the ocean.”

In the living room, a low-profile sofa upholstered with caramel-colored Italian leather, a marble-and-bronze coffee table, and a large-scale painting with bright blue and green tones add texture and color to the open-concept interiors. In one of the guest rooms, a custom rift white oak bed and built-in daybed display bolsters and pillows covered in emerald green cashmere velvet. The master suite featuring a luxurious tub placed only a few feet from the bed.

The sea-facing rear of the Lubitzes’ residence features mostly glass while the rest of the structure is practically opaque. “We call this the shelter house,” Horning says. “It’s a refuge for our clients. We wanted them to feel protected when they’re inside, but to still be part of the ocean landscape.”