Crafting A Home

 Article and Photography Cheryl Parton  Approaching the home of Scott and Karen Letourneau on their property east of Bend, the elegant sloped angles of arts and crafts architecture and glimpses of a sleeping porch ready to impart a summer’s night dream are a welcome sight. Even more welcoming is the head of their eight-year-old Vizsla, Gus, who pops his head…

Design for Inspired Living

 Article Kelsey Claspell | Photography Cheryl Parton  Stephanie Ray Peters has interior design in her blood. Her grandfather started his construction company in 1960 and developed residential communities where her mother worked as decorator for his model homes. As she grew up, Stephanie inherited her family’s passion for design and it led her to start her own company, Staging Interiors…

Art at Home

Joey and Craig Van Blokland had plenty of time to envision and design their dream home. In 1986 they purchased 28 acres on the eastside of Bend and then spent the next 14 years living in a mobile home on the property. They had neither the time nor money to build. Craig was starting his own business, Morales Van Blokland…

History Runs Through It

For many of us, family runs as deep in our blood as fish run in the Deschutes River.

Outdoor Living

Faced with the impending reality of living with three teenage girls—one daughter already there, and two others not far behind—Neil and Angie Cole debated how to cope with the size of their house. They talked about adding another bedroom or creating additional living space, but their River Rim home’s footprint didn’t allow for much expansion.

A Horse Walks Into A Bar

As a five-year-old, horse lover and dreamer Joyce had it all planned out. She envisioned a dream barn where she could be with her horse and play with her Barbie doll at the same time. She even told her mom all about it, describing in detail how the horse would be able to watch over her while she played.

Lodge Style Living at Widgi Creek

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…

Luxury Living in Caldera Springs

Rick Wright has been designing homes for 35 years out of his Wright Design Studio in downtown Bend. The award-winning architect—including recipient of Central Oregon Builders Association’s “Best in Show” three years in a row—has seen his fair share of beautiful locations, and Caldera Springs is no different. The Sunriver Resort community, just south of Bend, boasts hundreds of acres…