The home’s open stairway—made of exposed steel with glass railing panels and floating wood treads—serves as an architectural link between the second floor’s master suite on the east side of the courtyard and the guest spaces on the west side. The quartersawn red-oak flooring by Prestige Hardwood Flooring runs throughout the home.
Overlooking the water, a cozy dining nook in the kitchen features a cherry table and a matching floating bench, both by Dansky Cabinetry, opposite a pair of CB2 chairs. Knoll fabric covers the bench cushion, and the pillow textiles are by Hella Jongerius from Maharam.
The kitchen cabinets are quartersawn sapele by Dansky Cabinetry. Eco Crush tops the counters, while tiles from Ann Sacks line the backsplash. Bruck LED pendants hang from metal bars designed by Finne and fabricated by Ponderosa Forge. The oven and microwave are Miele; the cooktop is BlueStar.
Generous glass sliders by Quantum Windows & Doors and aluminum-clad Douglas-fir windows by Marvin Windows and Doors bookend the main living area, which opens to a courtyard on one side and the river on the other. In the dining area, Knoll chairs surround a custom cherry dining table by Falcon Designs.
In the living area, Hessel Custom fabricated the undulating wood slats in the ceiling element, which was designed by Finne. The sectional is by Vioski and sits beside a Design Within Reach floor lamp. A Montana ledgestone fireplace by Boisineau Masonry, with mantels by Ponderosa Forge, anchors the space.
A custom entry door made of sapele wood with alternating vertical panels of etched and clear glass, from Lakeview Millworks, makes a striking first impression at the entrance to a Bend home designed by architect Nils Finne and associate Chris Hawley and built by Tim Duey and Trevin Duey.
Between the courtyard and the river, the home seems to float above a spectacular rock ledge. On one side it is anchored by a long structure covered in corrugated steel, which acts as a binding element for the smaller cedar-clad modules on the other side. “The nature of the steel siding is a nice cold juxtaposition against the wood,” says Finne, who worked with project manager/architect Chris Hawley. “Red cedar is a beautiful natural material with great longevity and an enduring natural beauty.”
In the upstairs study, the fireplace echoes the ledgestone found in the living area. Besides providing a smashing view of the Deschutes River, the space offers access to the master bedroom and bathroom. The chairs and ottoman are from Thayer Coggin.