The Hall House is a second home for an avid sportsman, built on one of Oregon ’s premiere fishing rivers. The house is situated on a tightly constrained lot between North McKenzie Bank Road and the McKenzie River. We skewed the house in relation to the road in order to emphasize its relationship to the river and the land form.

The major living areas – kitchen, dining, and living – are collected together at the heart of the house, and are associated with the best parts of the site. They are assembled to form a great room which is friendly, relaxed, and combines indoor living with exterior spaces. This area is developed as the most significant place in terms of space, material, and natural lighting.

The house is 3000 gross square feet, including the double car garage and shop bay. It fits the scale of the site, serves the intended functions, and meets the clients’ desire for a discrete and modest second home. It was developed to maximize their experience of the site. Of particular importance to the exterior is the strong sensible roof. Deep overhangs shelter carefully grouped doors, windows, and the walls which are sheathed in horizontal cedar siding.