Friday, May 13, 2011
This home is located on a golf course in the high desert of Central Oregon. The lot was a peninsula surrounded by golf course which allowed open views on three sides without any conflict of privacy with neighbors. The plan is a series of five wings rotated around a central stair and entry hall. One wing is the Living - Dining Room, another the Kitchen - Family, another the Guest Bedrooms and another the Master Suite. The wing configuration allows each room to have windows on three sides taking maximum advantage of views and providing abundant light in each space. Entry to the house is off a large auto court bounded on three sides by the house. The owners were able to use the large three car garage together with the cobblestone paved auto court as a venue for large fund raising events.
The house has a base of local stone with layers of shingle and wood siding to reinforce the strong horizontal lines of the building. Tall spaces and high windows allow view of the towering pines and the mountains in the distance. The deep eaves with layered fascias visually reinforce that the roofs can support the load of winter snows. This is a house that sits comfortably on the site and quietly blends into the native landscape.