tetherow outrider loop residence #4
location: bend, oregon year: 2016 size: 2,300sf status: unbuilt
This is the fourth of several small ‘custom-ish’ homes designed by Lightfoot A+D to be built by Timberline Construction along the rimrock above Century Drive in the Tetherow resort neighborhood just outside of Bend. Each home has been conceived as an ideal mountain-modern vacation property for out-of-town families focused on the adventure lifestyle to be sought and found in profusion in Central Oregon. Accordingly, a heavy emphasis has been placed on the informal living and entertaining ability of the home, with a particular focus on indoor-outdoor connectivity. Bedrooms and back-of-house functions are small and straightforward in order to keep the footprint of the home as compact as possible.
The trapezoidal site opens up downhill to the south facing Century Drive below. Lightfoot A+D proposed to organize the site around a central bracketed space - with two distinct volumes splayed-out to follow the property lines and frame a generous, protected outdoor entertaining space between. Floor to ceiling glass walls on both sides of the central connecting ‘link’ lend an overall sense of openness and transparency without sacrificing privacy. The main living, kitchen, and dining spaces are combined within a vernacular-inspired gabled structure, featuring vaulted ceilings and exposed structural beams. The ‘private’ wing, comprised of sleeping spaces, back of house program, and garage is similarly vernacular in inspiration, but wrought with crisp, contemporary materials and detailing throughout.