Valentine
Bend, Oregon

A collaboration with John Brockway of Lightfoot A-D and Lucy Roland of Harper House Design.

This modern mountain home sits on 10 pristine acres bordering the national forest near Bend, Oregon.  The home is composed of a series of folded planes which wrap themselves over three solid boxes which contain distinct programmatic functions.  The three boxes are stacked and shifted in order to define a void space used as an indoor-outdoor entry gallery.  The structure steps along the gently sloping lot to further define the separation between the bedroom wings and living areas.

The exterior finishes were selected based on a study of the natural tone and variation of materials present on the property.  The context is further reflected in the subtle patterning of the smooth-face and rough-sawn vertical black-stained cedar slat siding.

A view of the Cascade mountains to the west is composed by a break in the ponderosa pine forest.  The home takes advantage of this view corridor by carefully orienting the main axis toward the views.  The entry walk, foyer, swimming pool, as well as indoor and outdoor living spaces are oriented along this view axis.  The outdoor kitchen, dining, roof top patio and spa areas also take advantage of the dramatic view.

Floor-to-ceiling glass infuse the home with natural light and enhances the connection one feels with the natural landscape when occupying the house.

Reclaimed redwood barn siding and other artifacts from the family’s farm in Sonoma County warm the home’s interior and offer a connection to their past, while the progressive modern layout of the house reflects their interest in thoughtful, contemplative spaces which engage with their idyllic property.

In the landscape, native plants compliment the wild character of the site as well as provide a drought tolerant, fire resistant, low-maintenance yard.

Project Credits

Design Team
Eric Meglasson, John Brockway, Ani Cahill, Lucy Roland
Contractor
CS Construction
Consultants
River Roofing, Brian’s Cabinets, Harper House Design
Location
Bend, Oregon
Photos
Alan Brandt