An Oregon Prefab Frames an Infinite View With an Impressive Wall of Windows

Through the front door is a broad yellow wall that’s as bold as the vistas beyond.

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Project Details:

Location: Bend, Oregon

Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Builder: CS Construction

Footprint: 2,800 square feet

 From the Architect: "Through a forested plateau of ponderosa pine, this residence is a delicate stripe across the horizon. Extending along the edge of a lava escarpment, this home, slender in size, faces an expansive tableau of the Cascade Mountains. The owners imagined a modest home that would encompass the dual nature of the setting’s intimate forest and sweeping views."

"Approached through a forested plateau of ponderosa pine, this residence for a young family is a delicate stripe across the horizon."

Photo by Nic Lehoux

"A bridge clad in green fiber cement panels leads to the entry between the garage and living spaces."

Photo by Nic Lehoux

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"The front door opens to a verdant view framed by a yellow wall that introduces the initial vista of mountain peaks."

Natural light illuminates a long counter work space.

Photo by Nic Lehoux

"A series of open-web trusses are combined with dimensional wood framing to form broad overhangs and space for insulation. Plywood is attached to the trusses and becomes a finished ceiling, and an aluminum window system is attached to laminated wood columns to create a wall of glass oriented toward the views. To the right, and parallel to the view, are the living spaces and bedrooms edged by a walkway leading to a private deck that extends into the landscape."

Photo by Nic Lehoux

"The simplicity of the program, the clarity of the siting and the design, and the elementary materials and means of construction come together to make a home that is both dramatic and at ease."

Photo by Nic Lehoux

Photo by Nic Lehoux

The house is beautifully hidden within the natural landscape and offers minimal obstruction to the visible environment.

Photo by Nic Lehoux

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