This is The Boneyard House, a beautiful home in Washington, by architect and builder Dirk Nelson and Free Range Building Company. It’s luxurious and a patchwork of salvaged materials – railroad bridge trestles, crane rails, old mill wooden beams, reclaimed steel light posts, and reused barn and homestead timbers.
The Boneyard House, located at 1250 Reser Road, was built with salvaged steel and a timber frame. It has 3,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an office, and guest quarters.
Free Range sandblasted, wire-wheeled, heated, and waxed salvaged metal pieces and sanded and oiled timbers for reuse. In this way, old materials were given new life and an opportunity to exhibit the patina and character of age. Countertops were made from local basalt flows, while the cabinetry was hand-made from wind-fallen locust trees.
The Boneyard House is situated on a one-acre lot in Walla Walla among earthen berms, basalt boulders, a creek, and Ponderosa and Pine trees.
It has polished concrete floors, 10″ Durisol ICF walls, a green roof, a main roof with 12″ R48 SIPs, and 20 motorized windows connected to paddle fans that circulate the air. Boneyard House is all-electric (and ready for a future grid-tied PV array) and heated and cooled by a geothermal ground loop and radiant floors.
The Boneyard House is offered for sale at the price of $1,250,000, according to Free Range Building Company. That amount may seem high without knowing the location, but this is a unique showcase of materials and workmanship. This is a home that incorporates old materials and current construction strategies in an interesting way.
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Credits: Free Range Building Company.