Donna and Marty’s GREAT ROOM concept was conceived
by them to be in the spirit of “Camp Style” architecture
with big open spaces and a grand fireplace feature at the center of the
end wall. They desired tall open viewing window glass so that they could
sit indoors and watch it snow outside. This very sociable couple dreamed
of plenty of room for family parties and to include a pool table game
The designer made an inventive use of standard residential wood roof trusses
that were double ganged together so that structural decking could be exposed
to this open span. Each truss was painted so that they contrasted with the
honey colored natural wood deck. Rigid insulation and shingle nailer sheathing
on top of the decking gives more than R-38 insulation for energy conservation.
Oversized 2 x 6 wall studs complete the “super-insulated” envelope
of this efficient construction.
The steep asymmetrical sloped roof is combined with rough cedar board-and-batten
siding to complete the “Camp Style” appearance on the exterior.
And of course, an oversized real wood burning fireplace ensures a warm cozy
room for those winter family gatherings.
Please feel free to email Jay Davies at
Architects at Work Inc.