Metal and Wood
Exterior of this building was done in a combination of vertical grain, kiln dried Douglas Fir siding and a 16” metal lock panel siding. As seen on many new homes these days are the use of kiln dried wood as an exterior finish. This is due to two factors that have made this possible. The use of relatively new water proof glues that hold up very well in our climate and waterborne stains have that have come along way and hold up well allowing the wood to breath through the finish instead of lifting the finish. The siding can be restained over time with out needing to remove the old stain.
The outdoor decks are done in concrete tile on adjustable chairs on a sloped torch on deck. The outdoor covered living space has “IPE” 18”x18” wood tile with the same adjustable chairs and sloped deck below.
Custom Water System
The water system for this property comes from a well 250’ in elevation drop down the side of the mountain to the well head. This proved to be a very difficult challenge. In order to get a water line and electrical cable down the mountain it had to be manually laid down the rock surfaces looking for crevices and areas of soil in order to try an bury the lines and protect them from frost and damage from falling rock. A rock slinger was used to sling soil down the mountain side into areas where it could be manually shoveled on to the pipe. On top of this the well was another 600’ down to the water table. This required a large submersible pump to get water up the mountain to the house. We installed a 3000 gallon cistern in which the water was pumped to and stored. This way a small pump could be used to draw water from the cistern for domestic use. The deep well pump was programmed to come on once an hour for two minutes to continually top up the tank.