Cornelius Contemporary Custom Home

Cornelius, OR4,098 Sq. Ft.
Base Kit:Custom

Project Summary:

Located on a scenic hazelnut farm in Cornelius, Oregon, this incredible custom home is a complete design-build project spearheaded by DC Structures and DC Builders. Designed with glass curtain walls, oversized heavy timbers, and sloped rooflines, this contemporary home combines the warmth of a traditional timber frame home with the eccentricity of an ultra-modern structure. Our client’s residence is split into three levels, with a two-car garage, mudroom, and half bathroom situated on the bottom level. The second floor features a large open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area, along with a private office, a master suite with an attached bath, a cozy TV room, a full bathroom, and a laundry room. On the top level, two bedrooms with a shared bathroom and loft make an inviting guest space for visiting family and friends. Large picture windows in both bedrooms offer stunning views of the surrounding property, including a view of our client’s first project with us – the Cornelius Apartment Barn Kit.

Although there are several show-stopping details in this custom home, one of the most remarkable is our client’s custom heavy timber entryway. Made with 12×12 Douglas fir beams and 6×12 rafters, this covered entry serves as a great example of our mill-direct capabilities. Additional standout features in this custom home include Marvin floor-to-ceiling windows, polished concrete flooring, and a double-sided wood-burning fireplace in the great room. Through sliding glass doors in the dining area, our client can access a spacious covered patio that offers beautiful views of Mt. Hood.

General Overview:


  • 4,098 SQ. FT. Conditioned Space
  • 82 SQ. FT. Covered Entry
  • 516 SQ. FT. Garage & Storage Area
  • 431 SQ. FT. Covered Patio


  • Marvin Windows
  • Polished Concrete Flooring
  • Aluminum Glass Garage Door
  • Double-Sided Fireplace


  • Oversized Heavy Timbers
  • Sloped Rooflines
  • Glass Curtain Walls
  • Custom Covered Entry

Custom Features:

This modern timber frame home in Cornelius, Oregon is chock-full of custom features. For instance, our client wanted to see polished concrete flooring throughout their living space – the effect of which creates a sleek, contemporary look in the kitchen, dining area, and great room. To amplify our signature heavy timber method, we also utilized oversized heavy timbers throughout that add drama to the interior and exterior. Additionally, the implementation of glass curtain walls in the front and back of the structure gives this home a distinctly modern appearance while accentuating other custom details inside the home.

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