River Stone Chop House
This project included the design of a new two-story restaurant with approximately 6,900 square feet of area on the first floor and 4,800 square feet of area on the second floor. The exterior design was influenced by the architectural designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the stunning Arts & Crafts exterior features craftsmanship typical of this distinctive era, such as post and beam exposed structural trusses extending from the front porch to the interior foyer and bar that were installed using mortise and tenon and doweled without the use of screws or connector plates; linear style transoms above prairie-style windows; two story ceilings supported by beams hewn from Oregon’s Douglas fir timber; and exterior waterfalls, ponds, corbels and trellis with signature river stones. The interior features contemporary, upscale design, with full masonry stone fireplace and floating mantle; solid mahogany slab seating in the foyer; imported prehistoric Trilobite and Green River Stone Company fossil tiles, dated at more than 90 and 55 million years old, respectively, accented with subway style tiling in the bar area; and custom poplar woodwork designed by master craftsman throughout the interior. The interior also includes state-of-the-art video and sound system in meeting rooms; wall mounted plasma TV’s; teleconferencing and laptop/DVD capabilities; and a separate wine room for taste testings. Our office also completed Special Inspections services for this project.