Lodge Style Living at Widgi Creek 10

Hind Residence

When Hawaii residents Marilyn and Francis Hind were looking to build a second home in Bend, they knew what they wanted. Marilyn was looking for a lodge-style home that would illicit memories from her childhood spent skiing at Mount Bachelor and simply enjoying the Oregon landscape. She spent a year drawing up plans to submit to local designer Erik Koslow of Bend Design Group for final mockups.

The finished design represented her wishes of a 3600 square foot timber framed, craftsman home on a half acre Widgi Creek Golf Club lot. Each of the four bedrooms—plus a den and bonus room—have their own bathroom, with another half bath downstairs to bring the total to four and half baths. The two fireplaces, plus an outside fire pit, round out this beautifully designed rustic home.

The Hind’s chose Bend-based Dave Hasenoehrl Homes—and his 35 years of building experience—as the builder to turn their vision into a reality. Known for his attention to detail and woodworking skills, Hasenoehrl does all of the finish and mill work himself. “I love Dave’s finish work,” says Marilyn. “The catwalk and stairs are wonderful.”

Outside, the dark green paint, accented by wood beams and dozens of corbels, allows the house to match the forested landscape. The two and a half car garage is big enough to hold any toys, while small enough to not dominate the house’s facade. In back, the paver stone patio with centered fire pit creates a comfortable outdoor experience.

The solid alder front door opens to the family room as the exposed ceiling timber beams and acacia wood floors (a cousin to Hawaiian koa wood) frame the room and it’s focal point; the fireplace. The real ledger stone fireplace, with a distressed Douglas fir mantle, runs from the floor 24 feet to the ceiling. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide soft light to the Tuscan interior finishes. The kitchen is outfitted with granite countertops—chosen to resemble a lava flow—and raised panel, knotty alder cabinets. “I love to walk through my big front doors and see the beautiful views through my floor-to-ceiling windows,” exclaims Marilyn.

Looking up from the first floor, it’s difficult not to notice the crafted catwalk connecting an upstairs loft with the bonus room. The highlight of the second floor lies in the radiant floor-heated master bathroom. A soaking tub—with an arch and a window with a view—sits on Travertine floors while La Crema marble countertops top the knotty alder bathroom vanity.

“I have the best of both worlds,” explains Marilyn. “I love it here. Oregon is very special to me.”