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Bend Addition: Views, Space + Storage

Bend Addition and Outdoor Living

This Bend addition features outdoor entertaining space and more.


The beauty of the natural world provides great design inspiration. This nature-loving Bend family wanted to create an outdoor space to better enjoy their spectacular river view. Also on their design wish list: more bedroom and office space, as well as ‘gear storage.’ 

Design Objectives

–       Provide direct access to a covered outdoor space
–       Create a sense of connection between the interior and exterior
–       Add gear storage for outdoor activities
–       Provide additional bedroom and office space

While the incredible river view comes from Mother Nature, we designed a covered outdoor oasis so the homeowners could comfortably enjoy it throughout the seasons. – Paul Haigh

Design Challenges

–       Unique construction of existing living room
–       Maintaining overall balance of the structure while adding more living space

“The wall framing proved to be very unconventional,” explains Paul Haigh, design consultant. “Since we changed the window and door arrangements, we had to make extensive modifications to ensure the Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) that comprised the roof structure would be adequately supported, as well as the majestic visible beams that we wanted to retain.”

Design Solutions

–       Covered deck extending off the living room
–       Re-worked exterior walls of living room
–       Added large 8’ tall French doors for easy access and natural light
–       Extended garage with 3rd bay
–       Bedroom addition above the garage fits seamlessly into the existing structure.

 Special Features

–       Custom beam-work at covered deck to replicate living room
–       Expansive deck for entertaining and (future) outdoor kitchen
–       Covered seating and overhead heaters provide weather protection
–       Generous bedrooms, and tons of storage

For outdoor lovers, no home is complete without dedicated ‘gear storage’ for bikes, paddle boards, skis and snowboards. As Paul shares, “We sized the storage and mini-overhead door to allow their raft on the trailer to be backed into the space.” A perfect (and perfectly sized) launch pad for these outdoor enthusiasts.

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