As the builder on this project, we’re really excited to share our work with you when the new pub-with-a-view, The Row, opens December 19 (2013).
We’re building elegant and energy efficient home, located on Randall Court in Tetherow – just outside out Bend, Oregon. Lot 23 is a spec home currently in the design phase. This will be a contemporary styled home with an open floor plan on the main floor, simple bedrooms and living space on the second floor, and plenty of outdoor living space.
It’s time for another update on the Egeland Residence, a custom home we’re building in Bend, Oregon. This mountain lodge style home is looking more and more like the elegant home that it will become. Stone Patio The masons have been working since the spring on the extensive stonework throughout the homesite. Recently, they finished [...]
Choosing a good lot to build your custom home on is incredibly important. Over the years, we’ve helped many clients the perfect site. We often walk potential lots with clients before the purchase the land to answer questions, discuss potential ideas, and identify possible downsides to the site.
We share our clients’ enthusiasm for the custom home building process because we don’t look at the houses we build as a mere shelter from the elements. They are the place for afternoons doing homework in the kitchen; mornings getting ready for work; for holiday gatherings, birthday parties, and even visits from the tooth fairy.
If you’ve been following our progress on the Egeland Residence, a custom home we are building in the Highlands in Bend, Oregon, you know that it’s a busy place. It’s a big project (approximately 6,800 square feet) and as the general contractor, we’re managing quite a few crews on site.
The Desert Rain House has many elements that make it the most green custom home we have ever built. …The heat pump (Daikin Altherma) installed by Bobcat & Sun is an innovative system that heats the home, produces domestic hot water, and can even cool spaces.
at the Tetherow Clubhouse Expansion, Kelly Moyes was just prepping a knee brace for one of the exterior gabled ends. Kelly is the project lead for TAC Construction, the framing company we’re working with on this commercial construction project.
ML Vidas, a local architect and sustainability consultant, gave a presentation that summarizes the thought behind Living Building Challenge – a program of the International Living Future Institute – and the seven performance areas for green building.
Part of our job as a custom home builder is to strike a balance between a new home’s performance, elegance, and expense. The hybrid insulation system we are currently installing in the Egeland Residence is a perfect example of this.
We’re honored that the Northwest Contemporary home we’ve recently completed in Tetherow has been named Best Architectural Design in the $700,000-$800,000 category as part of the 2013 COBA Tour of Homes.
This traditionally styled home is accented with natural earth tones and is situated to take advantage of the stunning western views in this quiet neighborhood in Tetherow. This beautiful, two-story home also has three bedrooms, 3 baths, and two flex spaces that are ideal for an office, kids play room, yoga room, library, or guest room.
Desert Rain, the uber green, custom home we are building, is the first home in Bend, and in the entire state of Oregon, to receive a residential waste water permit. This means we have approval to use the grey water system that will treat and reuse waste water from sinks showers and laundry.
As construction progresses and we race toward the finish line, all the elements of this classic custom home are coming together. We’ve got paint on the walls and trim, cabinets are in, appliances are arriving, and tile work is nearing completion. From here on out, progress will seem like it’s in hyper-drive (that’s just the way it goes in home construction).
ome stuccos are greener than others and we’re just wrapping up work with one of the most sustainable stuccos available. …Though not as commonly used today, lime has many advantages over cement. It is a nearly carbon neutral material. The lower environmental impact of lime is definitely important in the construction of this Living Building Challenge project.
Any day that you might choose to stop by the construction site of the Egeland Residence in The Highlands (in Bend, Oregon), you’ll find a busy scene. Right now, we have a crew working on the roof, stonemasons working on the exterior, electricians and plumbers roughing-in their lines, and framers and carpenters working on the [...]
With just a few weeks’ work left on the traditional home we’re building in Tetherow’s Glen Neighborhood, the job-site is busy with finish trades. Finish carpenters, tile setters, and painters are working on many of the details that will give this home its charm. The finish carpenters have set up shop in the garage, and [...]
When we set out to build this home, we wanted to create a space that would feel fresh and open. Nestled into a quiet Tetherow neighborhood, this house is surrounded by natural views with a blend of native and designed landscaping. Large windows and outdoor living spaces create a connection to the outdoors and add [...]
Water is one of the most basic needs for life. Yet, water management is far from simple. In our desire to provide safe, clean water, we have developed complicated, energy-intensive systems. These systems are expensive too. Keeping the United States’ current water management system functioning will cost an estimated $330 billion dollars in the next [...]
Located in the Highlands, the Egeland Residence is a custom home located on a ten-acre lot at the edge of the forest, just outside of Bend, Oregon. Designed by Tebbs Design Group, this will be a truly stunning mountain lodge. This large six-bedroom home has many structural features and architectural details that are found in [...]
Building a home for the 21st century is an exciting process. Current construction technologies and designs allow us to build comfortable homes that make day to day living not only more enjoyable, but more efficient too. This custom, NW Contemporary home that we are currently building in Tetherow is a perfect example. Working with Tebbs [...]
Construction is well underway for this new home in Tetherow and we’re looking forward to sharing it with you during this summer’s COBA Tour of Homes. After spending the winter laying the foundation and constructing the building envelope, we’re now working on the visually rewarding things like painting and installing interior elements. One item on [...]
The latest in a series of Bend Bulletin articles chronicling the Desert Rain project, this article gives a brief overview of project parameters as well as insight in to some of the methodology behind the project.
In a little more than two months, we have transformed this small, dated home into a Contemporary Colonial Style home with lots of livable space. Located in the West Hills neighborhood in Bend, Oregon, this house originally had 3 small bedrooms and one bathroom the main floor, a largely unfinished basement with a small [...]