Paul Johnson

General Contractor • Fine Carpentry


Old River Rd. House

  1. Existing 1980’s house deconstructed to reuse framing lumber and donate or recycle as many other materials as possible

  2. New single story home built on existing foundation while expanding to include new footprint areas

  3. Design incorporates 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room, game room, office, entry and single car garage with attached potting shed

  4. 5000 gallon rainwater cistern built into foundation to harvest and reuse rainwater for gardening and toilet use

  5. Extensive built-ins and cabinetry throughout house, built by Paul Johnson Carpentry

  6. Well insulated and highly efficient house keeps bills low while maximizing comfort

  7. Framing lumber from original house de-nailed and reused as framing lumber where applicable. Additional recycled lumber milled down and installed as exterior trim

  8. All other framing lumber and plywood certified FSC, from local sources

  9. Maple flooring reclaimed from the Knappa high school gymnasium, 60+ years old

  10. Custom bathroom tile designed by client and produced in Italy

  11. Kitchen cabinetry built by Eddie Murphy Cabinetry - 503-201-5534

  12. All excavation, framing and concrete work by Nathan D. Young -

  13. Architecture and design by eM/Zed design -

  14. FSC maple countertops fabricated and installed on site by Paul Johnson Carpentry

  15. Outdoor fireplace handcrafted to organically grow from existing boulders

  16. Interior fireplace mantel and entry bench reclaimed from original house framing lumber

  17. 9’+ ceilings allow for spacious feel and an abundance of natural light from expansive windows and doors with transoms above

  18. Single car garage with attached potting shed efficiently use space and provide ample storage and convenience

  19. Ipe front porch for longevity and low-maintenance

  20. High performance exterior stucco for durability, longevity and low-maintenance

  21. All leftover building materials and debris donated or recycled