Finley Beach House by Bora Architects
The shoreline of Oregon is as pretty as it gets with the long beaches protected by the cliffs forested with old trees. Any direction you choose to look in, you’ll see beautiful sights of nature. That is what drew the Finley family to chose the coast of Oregon as their homeland. The Finley Beach House or otherwise known as the 360 House, you’ll see why in the pictures below, is a contemporary glass residence built on the edge of the forest, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Cannon Beach. The 3,300 sq ft residence was completed by the Portland firm Bora Architects. The result? You’ll see it in the pictures below.
From the architects: “Set at the edge of Oregon’s coastal forest, this glass house provides commanding beach views. Built as a weekend getaway for a young family seeking communion with nature, the space is an antidote to the hectic buzz of urban living.”
From the architects: “The central challenge we faced was finding a way to fit this home into a sensitive site without destroying the qualities that initially drew our clients here. It was vital to maximize ocean views from the main living areas while keeping height within the tight zoning regulations envelope.
Working closely with our clients, our team developed a unique design concept that ultimately solved the challenge. By excavating the private quarters of the lower level slightly, we could place the kitchen, dining and living areas upstairs to capture views without exceeding our vertical limitations. Capping the house with a planted roof enabled us to conceptually transpose the excavated earth and restore the structure’s ecological imprint.”