The Hansen House Part 12: The Great Room

If you were not familiar with the Hansen House, you would never guess what lies beyond the beautifully handcrafted reclaimed Oak front door.
Custom arched door by Shawn Hollenshead Cabinetry.

Custom arched door by Shawn Hollenshead Cabinetry.

As you walk in the front door and enter through the mudroom, you can either go straight towards the kitchen or go left towards the great room. The Hansen House is a hybrid house, meaning that part of it is timber framed while the rest is stick built. HJLCMS used the energy efficient method of built out walls throughout the house. Blown in insulation creates a super insulated, tight building envelope which increases the efficiency of the house. Hansen Finished (2) Hansen Finished (36) Hansen Finished (45) The Douglas Fir timber frame is the roof truss system above the great room, loft and kitchen. Timber framing allows for high ceilings and open building methods, not to mention that it is gorgeous. The Douglas Fir timbers are stained with Sansin clear finish and the Southern Yellow Pine roof decking is stained with Sansin Camel. Sansin is a low-VOC environmentally friendly product. Hansen_05-08-13 026 Hansen_05-08-13 005 Hansen Finished (42) The great room has beautiful views of the rural farm land that surrounds the property. The Marvin French doors are glazed to enhance energy performance. Glazing means that the window glass that has a clear coating to reflect heat while allowing light to stream in. Hansen Finished (40) Hansen Finished (37) Hansen Finished (4) Reclaimed Oak was used for the flooring and stone found from around the farm was used in constructing the fireplace. 20130509_121343 Photo May 09, 2 45 03 PM  

The Hansen House Part 11: The Kitchen

The workspace of the Hansen House’s kitchen is under the loft while the rest of the kitchen is open to above and out to the great room and dining area.  The open ceiling allows the natural light to flow in through the windows above and all around. IMG_2316 IMG_2330 IMG_2312 The flooring is ungauged slate.  The slate provides a natural earthy coloring and interesting cleft textures to the floor. Photo Feb 22, 11 28 10 AMPhoto Feb 22, 3 26 35 PM The back splash matches the slate on the flooring. IMG_2337 Shawn Hollenshead Cabinetry beautifully constructed the kitchen cabinetry as well was other elements throughout the Hansen House.  The flat panel Shaker doors were made out of soft maple with Sherwin Williams traditional Cherry stain with a sating sheen topcoat. Hansen Kitchen 01Hansen Kitchen 02 All of the doors and drawers are soft close and many have custom elements that were beautifully orchestrated by Shawn Hollenshead Cabinetry. Photo Mar 01, 12 47 47 PM The elegant countertops are made from Uba Tuba granite. IMG_2340IMG_2317 One of the unique features of the kitchen is the window seat with a built-in storage area. Hansen Finished (47) IMG_2328 The window seat is part of the seating area of the kitchen that has magnificent views of the gorgeous grounds.  These views extend throughout the great room, loft, master suite and guest rooms. Hansen Finished (3) Hansen Finished (7) Hansen_05-08-13 006 The kitchen opens up to the dining area and the great room. IMG_2310 IMG_2338