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A carved eagle keeps a watchful eye at the end of the ridge beam extending from under the roof eaves partially covering the 1200-square feet of common deck, which is accessible from both the dining room and the main level guest suite. Brian used spruce for the facia and soffits as it is very insect-resistant and less costly than ever-increasingly scarce cedar. Twin shed dormers on either side of the pitched roof increase the amount of living space in the loft master bedroom and bath and are finished with board-on-board waned-edge milled bark beetle killed Lodgepole pine. The roof contributes to the Built-green aspect of the home as it was full-wrapped with Grace Ice & Water Shield® by Grace Construction Products prior to applying 40-year asphalt shingles. Pavers forming the lower patio are set in sand to increase the absorption of precipitation back into the ground.