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FEB 2015

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he Oregon Coast is renowned for wind- swept shores marked by huge craggy rocks, fr-forested clifs and rolling sand dunes. In gentler weather, people fock to the beach to fy kites, surf the waves and walk their dogs. When fall and winter storms surge, tumultuous ocean drama unfurls. On the Neskowin coastline, a house perfectly positioned to show- case this scenic locale had been marooned by severe fre damage, until two real estate investment partners decided to buy and rescue the 7,200-sq.-ft. home. One of the partners, Bill Purple, is also a licensed Realtor and owner of Home Facets, a general contracting company based in Beaverton, Ore., which performed the renovation. Te fre had created a 20-ft. hole in the house's center and extensive smoke damage through- out. Demolishing the house to build new might have seemed an obvious choice but that created restrictive zoning issues. "Nowadays, you can't build a new oceanfront house that large without purchasing multiple lots," explains Purple. "Te large size was a real value thanks to the grow- ing popularity of possible fractional ownership, where multiple families/owners buy one property together," explains Purple. "It also had a lower level, and federal restrictions no longer allow building a new oceanfront house with a basement." TURN THE TIDE Purple and his team stripped the house down to the bare studs to get rid of the smoke smell and take better advan- tage of its location. Te property is separated by a rocky point to the south and a river that fows to the ocean to the north, creating a virtually private beachfront. Te former layout's poorly placed interior walls obscured the coastline's panorama, and small windows further nar- rowed potential sweeping views. Because the fre may have been caused by an electrical fault, it made sense to remove all electrical wiring, and Rescue mission A complete renovation revives a castaway home with a front-row view of the Pacifc Ocean By KJ Fields T COMPANY INFORMATION Home Facet LLC, Beaverton, Ore. Homefacets.com Employees: 1 Average annual revenue: $1.2 million Annual remodeling projects: 40-50 (renovations, cabinets and countertops) Residential: 95 percent Commercial: 5 percent Single-family: 90 percent Multifamily: 10 percent Design/build: 5 percent PROJECT INFORMATION Surf Road, Neskowin, Ore. Completed: December 2013 Square footage: 7,216 Project cost: $1.19 million PROJECTS: Design Solutions 18 February 2015 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com | ForResidentialPros.com

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