The Team

Jim Pentz
Owner and Developer, Classic Street Cottages LLC

Jim Pentz brings many years of residential and commercial land development experience to the Oregon coast. Jim and Joylee Pentz have a personal connection to coastal Oregon. Joylee grew up just 30 minutes from Manzanita, and the couple has owned real estate in Manzanita dating back 25 years.

Their love of the Oregon seaside inspired them to create a residential development that is as unique as the coastal landscape itself – a one-of-a-kind “pocket neighborhood” development in Manzanita. The Classic Street Cottages call to mind the Oregon coast of yesteryear, while offering all of the modern-day conveniences in functional, low-maintenance and beautifully crafted homes. Far from tract homes or boring condominiums, these thoughtfully designed custom homes feature smart living space and exceptional detailing.

Martin Clark
Martin Clark Homes

Martin Clark, owner of Martin Clark Homes, has been building homes in Oregon since 1975. With more than 30 years of experience constructing more than 600 of Oregon’s finest custom homes, Martin demonstrates a commitment to quality on every project. As a prospective Classic Street Cottage home owner you can rest assured that this local company will provide timely, efficient, cost-effective and quality construction on your custom-designed home.

Ross Chapin Architects
Architecture and Site Planning
Ross Chapin Architects is an architectural and planning firm based on Puget Sound’s Whidbey Island since 1982. Along with environmental stewardship, they are dedicated to creating environments that nourish the individual, support positive family relationships, and foster a strong sense of community.

The team at RCA has successfully collaborated with developers and city planners to create innovative housing and neighborhood prototypes that have earned consistent national recognition and major awards. The firm’s work is regularly published in widely-distributed magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Toronto Globe & Mail, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Fine Homebuilding, Builder, Sunset, and Coastal Living, as well as in dozens of books, perhaps most notably in Sarah Susanka’s bestselling “Not-So-Big-House” series.

Ross Chapin, FAIA
Principal Architect

Ross Chapin, FAIA, is the founder and Principal Architect of RCA.  He is active in his home community of Langley, WA, where he championed the innovative “cottage housing” code that has been used as a model across the country. Through his work at RCA and as a joint development partner, he has developed a comprehensive understanding of the subtle and vital connection between authentic design and place that nourish the individual and community. Mr. Chapin’s book, Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World (Taunton Press), is garnering wide acclaim, including a full-page review in USA Today, and listing on Wall Street Journal’s Top Ten House & Home Books and Planetizen’s Top Ten Planning & Design Books of 2012. He was recently invested into the American Institute of Architect’s College of Fellows, an honor awarded to architects who have made significant contributions to society and the profession. Mr. Chapin shares his knowledge widely, with talks and workshops at conferences, universities and professional forums, media interviews and writing.

Karen DeLucas, Associate AIA
Project Manager

Karen DeLucas has sixteen years of experience in residential architecture, nine of which has been with Ross Chapin Architects. As project manager, she has been intimately involved with all stages of design and construction on the award winning Conover Commons and Danielson Grove projects as well as all of RCA’s current ‘pocket neighborhood’ projects. Her innate ability to analyze and critically assess problems and to find creative solutions has been invaluable to the firm. She brings a sensitive eye for detail to every project as well as the ability to hold on to the big picture. Her passion is creating spaces that both foster community and enrich the individual experience.

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