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Our Silverton Home

I began drawing floor plans in Rockford, in anticipation of our retirement and return to Oregon in July 2003. In the fall of 2003 Carmen and I found a beautiful view lot in Silverton, Oregon, thanks to Marcia Branstetter of Silverton Realty

Floor Plan - Hexagon Home

Local architect Mike Wellman revised my drawings with several wonderful improvements on my plan. Contractor David Leikem at David Leikem Construction allowed me to work as a volunteer crew member in most phases of construction. We broke ground April 17, 2004 and construction began in July. (Click on photos for full size)

Hexagon Foundation and Cement Block Retainer Wall

Floor Joists are laid

First Outer Wall is Raised

As our home began to take shape, we were excited to see the dream becoming a reality. Our twenty foot high living room windows give us a view over downtown Silverton, and across the valley 4 miles to Mt. Angel Abbey. On clear days we can see Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier in Washington.  

Front wall with 20' Windows

Living Room Windows above Basement Workroom

New Home Completed April 1, 2005

Living Room



Breakfast Area in the Kitchen

Hallway Gallery

View from Loft

Floor Plan for upper Loft

Dining Area

French Doors to Deck

Master Bedroom

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Scott Summers permalink
    February 23, 2011 8:09 pm

    Hi Jim,
    Your home is beautiful. I am very impressed (and envious)! Blessings, Scott

  2. November 24, 2013 7:58 am

    Beautiful home!! What a joy!! Great view!!
    Jim Smith

  3. January 19, 2014 10:59 pm

    Hi, Pastor Bornzin! 35 years since my stint as a Youth Staffer at Gloria Dei. Looks like you are doing well.

  4. Scott McClatchey permalink
    December 24, 2021 11:08 pm

    Thank You so much Jim!!!! Love the pic & your family.. appreciate all the love n support over the years! Much love to you all & Happy Holidays!

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