Bend Hideaway

Recent empty nesters looking to relocate from Portland to Bend contacted our team to design an escape fit for their eventual retirement. Needing space for themselves and their two dogs, as well as private guest rooms for visits from grown children, they imagined a home that supports their active lifestyle – specifically accommodating a lap pool and home gym. The responding design reacts delicately to the complex site, shielding occupants from neighbors to the northeast, opening towards views to the south and west as a single-story winged form that neatly blends into the surrounding forest. Our team is excited to explore a new geography in the Pacific Northwest – and looking forward to designing for snowy weather!

The home’s private wing stretches to protect an outdoor lap pool and sitting area, acting as a shield from strong winds as well a close by neighboring property. The public wing runs perpendicularly, housing a living, dining, and kitchen area that opens completely onto an outdoor patio and firepit, creating warm outdoor living space for cool Oregon evenings. A protected windowed bridge connects the perpendicular wings, creating a sense of transition and compression between the two forms.

LOCATION Bend, Oregon

Landscape Architecture: Cahill Design
Structural Engineering: Walker Structural Engineering