Located down a secluded drive in Bend, this home reacts in harmony to the rough high-desert landscape – at first contrasting it in form, but almost merging with it in tone and materiality. The main home and detached studio were originally designed by Tozer Architects and built in 2007 with a core concept integrating an abundance of glass in the facade – eliminating the boundary between nature and offering up generous light. I was brought in by House of Milo to support the full renovation as well as the build of two new detached structures and additional wing, all by Wright Design Studio. Much of the materiality and detailing was inspired by the immediate surroundings – handmade zellige, patinated or burnished metals, troweled-plaster, honed travertine, and tumbled ledgestone, all make an appearance and echo the rugged terrain while also visually holding the story of their craft. The use of white oak plays an important role as the key unifier, appearing in different forms, applications, and highlighting its diverse capabilities from room to room. Ultimately, the warm minimal palette reflects the feeling of stillness and tranquility already present, yet is constantly transforming throughout the day as light and shadows highlight or diffuse the symphony of textures.
Under development, expected completion late Autumn 2022
approx 1,200 sq. ft. in scope
Full Residential Renovation | Residential Addition
Project Consultant for House of Milo | Concept Development, Space Planning, and Design Development Support | Design Drawings & Visualization | Construction Documentation | On-site Support