In 1928, Earle and Grace Hammond, their children, and friends, relax and celebrate the completion of the core of their family beach house, the living room, kitchen, and upstairs bedroom.  They named it WATAVUE.  They were among the earliest residents of Lincoln City on the Central Oregon Coast.
The Hammonds and their neighbors built next to each other, and both houses are still standing and lived in today.
The Hammond's children and their friends play on the footbridge over the year-round creek that flows out to the ocean through the WATAVUE front yard.

When Grace Hammond died at the age of 100, the house was in such a state of disrepair that many people thought bringing in a bulldozer would be the wisest solution.  Instead, the Hammond's grandson, Jere Webb and his wife, in close collaboration with Sullivan Architecture of Portland, Oregon and Blue Mountain Contractors of Gleneden Beach, Oregon, spent three years on a foundation to rooftop renovation, which retained the location of all the old walls, except for doubling the size of the dining room.  They added a lot of structural reinforcement, all new wiring and plumbing, and all new surfaces.
The old wood shed became the "Moonlight Bedroom".

  The old flat-roofed one-car garage
became the "Guest Cottage".  

Grace Hammond deeded the land on the ocean side of WATAVUE beach house to the City of Lincoln City in perpetuity on condition it be kept as open space.  The City's appreciation of Grace's gift is commemorated with a tiny park and plaque marking the "Grace Hammond Beach Access".