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Clearpine in Sisters is developing nicely

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Clearpine in Sisters is a small but growing community that will eventually be home to approximately 100 individual residences. Phase 1 is finishing now, and we’ve had the privilege to work again with YCH Custom Homes to design for several lots. The first two to be finished are also adjacent to each other. These smaller […]

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Some homes take a little longer than others

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I originally worked on this project back on 2006 for a client back in the Midwest. Years later the client contacted me for assistance with the project. I was surprised as I thought it had been long finished, but it had simply taken him a lot longer to get started than originally planned. This week […]

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Great views have a beginning

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This is the just poured foundation for a spacious 3261 sq. ft. NorthWest Craftsman style home being built by the owner on one of the last canyon rim lots in Bend’s Canyon Rim Estates (the cliff on the opposite side is just visible thru the trees). Every house has to start somewhere, and the home […]

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RV enthusiast retirement home

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It’s great to design a home around someone’s lifestyle. This home is a modestly sized main level with a loft room above next to a full sized and 60’ deep RV garage! Obviously a house where the garage is bigger than the residence isn’t for everyone, but it’s perfect for the owners. Nestled into the […]

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Multi-phase projects

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Sometimes a new home needs to be built one part at a time. In this case the homeowners live and work in another area and like to vacation here in Central Oregon. They planned to move here and retire on land they purchased but weren’t sure when that was going to happen. So we designed […]

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A nice vacation home upgraded

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Not every project is a large custom home. This is a small, simple vacation residence on the Deschutes river that had only a single car garage, and even that had been enclosed from an original carport. The new owners wanted to expand the garage out to a true 2-car, plus add a 3rd bay for […]

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Nice when clients send pictures

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We do custom home designs all around Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, so we don’t often directly get to see homes being built. That’s why it’s always great when clients send in pictures of their progress. This fun project is a retirement home for a neat couple who both wanted a small and manageable living […]

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Newly completed home with 5 garage bays

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A fun project for a neat couple, this new single level Northwest Contemporary style home is just over 2700 sq. ft. featuring a double office with paired french doors, curved hallways, and a large “octangular” kitchen that can seat 6 at the breakfast bar. It includes an attached 2-car garage, but sitting on a large […]

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New project completed, single family near Sisters

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More homes designed last year are being finished and are ready to move into by their new families. This particular new home is just under 2700 sq. ft. and was built near Sisters, Oregon on an acreage parcel. Also built by Tom Pryor of Cascade Custom Homes, it features custom beam work, masonry, and ample hardwood flooring […]

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First new pictures!

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Projects started and designed last year are now coming to final permits and ready for their new occupants. I’ll start a gallery page soon but here are a few pictures. Small and simple, but fun to design, this one is a small apartment over a garage that is phase one construction of a future home that […]

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