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Fox Hollow Residence contemporary living room

Fox Hollow Residence

This design of the Fox Hollow Residence breaks down the scale and the conventional notion of an upscale home by separating the primary functions of the house into a series of linked pods that dance playfully along the sloped terrain. This simple gesture gives a distinct character and function to each of the three zones (utility, living, and bedroom), and the resulting smaller-scale structures reduce the environmental impact of the home on the site.

Simple shed roof forms open to the south, providing both a breathtaking view of the Willamette Valley and the optimal solar orientation for passive heating. The home is also passively cooled through use of ceiling fans, operable windows, and vents that draw cool air from the earth-bermed basement below.

The Fox Hollow Residence demonstrates that architecture can be both environmentally friendly and beautiful. The craftsmanship and richness of materials draws from a Pacific Northwest vernacular through use of natural cedar shingles, custom ironwork, and exposed salvaged timber beams. Every detail has been thoughtfully executed, from the modern steel connections to the traditional Amish wood joinery. By thinking outside of the typical residential box, this home has become a showcase of local craft, sustainability and efficient living.

This project was awarded second place in the 2007 People’s Choice Award for Residential Architecture by the A.I.A. Southwest Oregon Chapter. It was also featured in the Winter 2008-2009 issue of “Eugene Magazine”, Lane County’s Lifestyle Quarterly.

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telecomgal wrote:
Living Room/Dining Room - Live in a townhouse with a long combo LR/DR. There is no separation between the two areas. The DR has one full wall and the second wall is three windows with a large arched window above. The LR has one full wall, the second wall (directly across) has a fireplace flanked by windows that go to the floor and the third wall is three paneled french door that exits to a deck. My dilemma is how to rearrange the furniture in this room to accomodate a flat screen TV. I prefer not installing it over the fireplace because it would be too high and uncomfortable to watch. The final issue is the ceiling is vaulted, two stories high in the DR dropping to normal ceiling height over the french doors. This makes it almost impossible to split the two rooms with a half wall and/or columns. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Joseph I. Mycyk Architects, Inc.
What a great looking space!
May 16, 2012 at 5:53am     
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Sorry that the photo is NOT my space. I will correct shortly to show my space.
May 16, 2012 at 6:41am   
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Laura Cavaluzzo wrote:
Can you tell me what the flooring is? It has the exact look I want for my own mid-century place...
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2fORM Architecture
Hi there. It is rift sawn white oak.
January 13, 2012 at 3:03pm   
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Laura Cavaluzzo
Thank you!
January 15, 2012 at 9:22am   
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Charlene Earl wrote:
What exactly is the paint color? My home has this same wood tone trim and I'm struggling with a white that looks pure white like this one, not one with a yellow (dingy-looking) cast. Thanks!
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DeCocco Design
Have you looked at Sherwin's Extra White?7006? You're right, these walls don't look like there's any undertone, just a clean, fresh white.
January 9, 2012 at 7:09am   
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Charlene Earl
Thanks, Anne! I'll check that out.
January 9, 2012 at 1:14pm   
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magjagmin wrote:
pendant lights by bar? can you tell me where they came from? thanks so much! - pendant lights
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martija4 wrote:
What is the ceiling wood?
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Natalie Myers added this to Good Spaces: Mastering the Open Floor Plan
6. Don't let paths of travel be an afterthought. Think about how people will move from one zone to the next. Don't forget to think about doorways and stairs as you allow ample room for circulation. You'll need at least 3 feet of room for paths of travel.
7. Create Not So Open Plans. No longer do we find Dad in the den reading the newspaper and smoking his pipe while Mom is in the kitchen preparing the dinner while the children are in the living room watching Howdy Doody. Now we want spaces that promote togetherness and interaction. Yet, too open can be as stifling as too closed. So create separate zones and areas. Change levels and ceiling heights. Make it so you can pop your head up, see what's going on, and go from there.
Here is another modern split-level design that encourages open-plan living. Notice how the lower level houses the kitchen, the dining room and the living room, all flooded with natural light.

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This is why I don't like the idea of a half wall all the way along - it just looks weird
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white oak floor
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space above the bedroom
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blue sofa and red chair , same floor but where's the green; like but rug too busy for me
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Kitchen at end
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incredible layout, like having your own small city
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Floor plan??
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plywood use
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Open plan on two levels.
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Dining room lamp
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March 31, 2014
Closed rooms under loft
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Make this a kids' nook/area
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Lighting in dining room and island
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March 27, 2014
love the open space, split level
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March 27, 2014
Just different primary color options
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March 26, 2014
somehow modernized that wood color to make it appealing
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stairs and beams
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I love the design to the second floor
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cool section
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Cool loft, wide open.
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long skinny room
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Les murs de gypse de la mezzanine coupés.
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open ceiling to joists
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hanging lights- possible open edge
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Cool how big it is
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I like that it's a loft type of layout
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wood trim with wood ceiling
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Wood colour of mezzanine
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Half loft
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I like the giant beam connecting the whole room
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Wood style
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rift swan white oak
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Flow from open downstairs to open upstairs
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Lovely blue sofa
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i like the idea it doesnt have to be 2 story
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White and natural wood
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Love how they build this little loft into this room
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March 5, 2014
!!! Height is about correct; the stairs are not very steep. Size is too small but can be made larger. Columns may help.
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storage/rm under loft
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lights over bar
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like the design BECause i have a big family...cool and airy
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very similar layout of bottom space
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KINDA feels like Commons
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Wood, light
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lights off ceiling
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Open plan with lofts
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living room
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wooden ceiling wood floor
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Living 01
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nice split level with viewing into lower room
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The neutral walls, wood accents and pops of color
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Loft office/ school room
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half walk up loft for master bedroom??
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buena idea entrepisos
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office space elevated and hidden on upper level but open to below
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open space
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area interior a dos niveles
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Love the open beams
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Amazing house, built with POD idea.
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kitchen/dining/living area...split level..I like the rustic warm feeling
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make an attic/floating floor
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put a loft somewhere
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all in one-open floor plan
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iluminat living supanta
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loft area above Jacks bedroom?
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Island bench
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Island bench
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open the wall
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Sticking with white
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Use of open 2 story design
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The open walls of the upstairs rooms, the open floor plan of kitchen, dining and living with vaulted ceilings. Exposed beams.
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Great room
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Loft idea, telling Rane about. Kids space, office, crafting... perfection
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loft lindo
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Loft office
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i'd do study areas above
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thhe layout design
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Stairs and mezzanine
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color of wood floor
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This looks pretty close
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More like Scott talking about with wood tone trims
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תאורנ בתקרה משופעת
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Split level arrangement is interesting.
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Wood beam
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great ideas for renovation of a split level home
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Good for kitchen and drawing room
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Transitional space between kitchen family room
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wood and open walls
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sunroom and bedroom bathroom idea
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Timber on timber on timber
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Maybe have this little loft as the office. Or the gym
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techo bodega
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Create Not So Open Plans. No longer do we find Dad in the den reading the newspaper and smoking his pipe while Mom is in the kitchen preparing the dinner while the children are in the living room watching Howdy Doody. Now we want spaces that promote togetherness and interaction. Yet, too open can be as stifling as too closed. So create separate zones and areas. Change levels and ceiling heights. Make it so you can pop your head up, see what's going on, and go from there.
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dining table and chairs
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pendent lights on slanted ceiling
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how cozy it feels but there are high ceilings
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Split-mezzanine style, recollecting the Christensen's place -- kitchen and dining area above, a wood stove at the end of the living room downstairs.
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Work area for brad above the main area
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Different levels
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Whole feel!
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overall feel - light, color, ease of living. kitchen wood?
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distance between beams/I like the color and that the ceiling wood and beams are the same color
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Cedar celing
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I like the color of ceiling and beams and that they are the same. Also the amount of beams?
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interior w/ stairs
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Open plan
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Pendant lights
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Lighting over island
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Área abierta, techo madera, nivel de entrada
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Could use side area for sleeping area
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Wow and Nelson light
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Wood ceilings
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December 28, 2013
Make the mezzanine rail into a half wall?
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Kitchen dining
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Open concept
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Open floor plan
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Lamp over eating table
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loft design
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Wood ceiling with beams
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Color of sofa, windows, wood
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December 14, 2013
This sunken room works for me
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I love the 'observation' section.
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dunno, just not good.
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Open office space like this Looking down to the living room / kitchen area
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December 9, 2013
contrast between the white and the timber
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intresting to have the stairs in the center of the loft...like the feel of this I think...do I?
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interesting split level division
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Shape combo
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too many lights
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vaulted, wood ceilings, exposed beams, light
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do you find the ceiling looks heavy?
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Great room ceiling beams
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