cedar sidingmodern entry wood sidingmodern pella windowsmodern architecture pella windows

Bend, Oregon

A collaboration with John Brockway of Lightfoot A-D.

The Valentine House is currently under construction.

A minimalist composition of folded cedar planes, a study in micro and macro scale light and dark contracts. A home with amazing outdoor living spaces woven tightly into the landscape.

The owners requested a thoroughly modern home which engaged fully with their ten acre wooded property. Large window walls capture broad and distant views, while a rhythmic pattern of smaller windows creates a dialogue with the patterning of the forested landscape. Textures and colors inspired by the site combine with materials and artifacts from the family’s past, helping make this minimalist house into a family home. 100 year-old-redwood siding from a family farm in Marin County is re-purposed as barn track doors and interior cladding, brass water tank floats from the family farm become the home’s dining room chandelier. Gaudi-designed street tiles collected while living abroad in Barcelona grace the walls of the master bath.

The connection to the outdoors is strong, with a 16 foot long slide-away patio door from Pella leading out to a covered and heated outdoor dining room, living room and barbecue area, flanked by a recessed hot tub patio and fire pit constructed of massive boulders collected from adjacent road excavation. Roof top patios further enhance the outdoor living opportunities.

Project Credits

Design Team
Eric Meglasson, John Brockway, Ani Cahill, Lucy Roland
CS Construction
River Roofing, Brian’s Cabinets, Harper House Design
Bend, Oregon
John Brockway