''The Hippie House'' in Salishan. This free form design is what makes Salishan one of the area's leading get-a-ways on the Oregon Coast! Designed by owner & featured in ''National Geographic'' 1979 issue, this one -of-a kind home features original wood interior, slate rock & wood floors & pebble floor shower. The Artistic gas stove is a focal point in cozy sunken living area. Slanted walls, crazy unique cubbies, nooks, crannies & interior ladders. There is a soaking tub on upper level & exterior sauna. Taking a quote from the article in the 1979 National Geographic magazine "Who says that walls have to be straight?" Looks like fun, Let's do it!" Architect background: Don Vallaster, Portland, Oregon. Don was working for a local architectural firm named Church & Shiels. In 1969 the owners contacted Don to have a house designed in Salishan. They had designed a number of houses & condos in both Salishan & Sun River so they were a natural fit for this project. The design was pretty idiosyncratic w/ an ad hoc crew of 4 people. Some of the exterior surfaces have been changed over time but the interior has remained intact. Don started his own architectural firm named Vallaster Corl Architects. During that time his firm designed a number of award winning restaurants for Macheesmo Mouse. We later specialized in urban mixed use infill projects. Don served on the City of Portland Design Commission for 8 years until May of this year.
Listing courtesy of Windermere Distinctive Coastal Properties.