This is a small house designed to be prefabricated and used as a weekend retreat in a larger landscape, along the movement of the ‘tiny house’. Large openings on all four sides take advantage of views and allow for natural cross-ventilation. The large deck emerges from one side to act as an extension of the indoor space.
These are schematic renderings of a new home I’m working on in Tetherow here in Bend. The linear design maximizes views of the forest to the west and buffers the home against the road to the east, while providing multiple connections between indoors and out.
This is a new single-level, 2600 square foot home in the Awbrey Park neighborhood of Bend. Designed to fit into the sloping lot and grab views to the east and north, the home is organized around a central courtyard, which gathers ample natural light for each area of the home.
This custom home is designed for a couple retiring to a gorgeous piece of property looking east over Lake Travis in the Texas hill country. The house is organized in a curve that mirrors the arc of the view over the lake, creating expansive deck and indoor/outdoor space in the foreground, with dramatic views of the lake from every room in the single level layout. A lower wall defines the perimeter at the back of the house, allowing the shed-style roof to slide above and capture both light and cross-ventilation from high windows along the west and north sides of the home.
This is a new custom home for a family who has moved over from Portland, designed to take advantage of the sloping lot by locating the main floor upstairs to capture views to the north and east. The sloping shed roof is oriented to the south to enable solar panels to be placed flat on the roof. Large decks make for great indoor/outdoor living at several different parts of the home. Excited to see this one get underway- construction is slated to begin in November.
This is a new house underway on a sloping lot in the City View neighborhood of Bend. The house is designed to step down with the lot and take advantage of views and sunlight to the south. Stay tuned for more progress photos as framing gets going.
This is a new master suite and carport addition for some dear friends in Spokane, now in construction. The addition will attach via an enclosed bridge to the main level of their home, with a set of stairs leading down to the open carport below. You can follow the owner’s construction sequence photos here.
The goal of this project was to seamlessly add a new master bedroom to a craftsman style home, while repurposing space within the existing house for a new master bathroom and computer room. Additional upgrades were made to the kitchen and an existing bathroom, and the entire home was rewired with new solar panels added at the roof.
This is a new home in Bend along the Rivers Edge Golf Course and overlooking the Deschutes River. The home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with an open floor plan in the kitchen, living, and dining areas. The house is organized to take advantage of easterly light and views of the river.
We entered a competition that sought to find solutions for transitional housing for TB patients with AIDS in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake of 2009. Successful recovery from TB requires isolation and good ventilation, so we designed modular units that are separated for isolation but connected by a common courtyard to maintain community. Louvered windows allow for air to ventilate in all four directions, and the modular design allows for simplified, sequential construction.