June 10, 2021

Grand Ridge Custom Home Breaks Ground!

Another JayMarc custom home is under way! Breaking ground starts the memorable and wonderful experience that is yet to come and we were thrilled to celebrate the occasion on such a beautiful, sunny day with our client, the Cunningham family.

Their home will be lead by JayMarc Project Manager James McNeal and Field Manager Tom Gallagher. We are partnering with architect Andres Villaveces from firm Métrica and Josh Architects & Artisans, structural engineering firm, Fast + Epp and civil engineering firm, Litchfield Engineering to bring this vision to life.

Andres Villaveces, the visionary behind the architectural design of the home, shared the thought process of every detail from room layout to the orientation of the home.

"The design of the house is informed by the beauty of the site's native vegetation, the site's topography, its unique location in the Pacific Northwest orientation and the lush forest surroundings define the strategy. The design is developed by carefully orienting the houses's main spaces to receive the southern light throughout the year.

The house is also elevated from the ground which creates the feeling of living amongst the trees, away from the ground, and closer to the forest canopy.

We believe the entrance of the house should be a special experience for the visitors. The arrival experience must be memorable. With a tiered access that negotiates the changes in elevation, we created a sequence of spaces from the street, through an open courtyard, and then up into the elevated main level. 

The entry leads to a private patio that is designed to be the place where the forest meets the house which is conceived for outdoor living and entertainment in a controlled environment. The trees provide shade, subtle texture and privacy evoking a distinct feeling between levels.

The house is accessed via an atrium alongside a lounge with large windows that face the patio. The rest of the first floor hides a three-car garage that is strategically located behind the main entrance and not visible from the outside.

The organization of the upper level is simple. A large deck to the southwest enjoys afternoon sun and faces both the forest and the street. The partial roof provides shades to the adjacent great room which contains the living, dining and kitchen area.

The master bedroom suite resides at the east of the residence and this location is the most private, secluded among the trees and gets bathed in morning sun."

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