tumalo rim remodel
location: bend, oregon year: 2018 size: 3,500sf status: under construction

Perched high on a bluff overlooking the Deschutes River, this 1990s-era ICF & EIFS house occupies one of the premier sites in all of Central Oregon. The existing home was constructed before restrictive planning standards took effect in the area, which would currently prevent any structure from being built in this location. As a result, the rather uninspiring existing home needed to be retained and thoroughly reconfigured. 

Lightfoot A+D re-imagined and reorganized the interiors of both levels, opening-up walls and transforming the cramped, dated living areas into a crisp, contemporary unified open plan space with fantastic indoor-outdoor flow. A series of structural steel slat screens replace load-bearing partitions in key areas of the main living space, which inspired the recurring theme of steel detailing to be found around the home, including at the fireplace, stairs, railings, and entry patio.

Oversized multi-panel sliding patio doors were added to adjacent walls in the dining area, further connecting the interior spaces with the fantastic mountain views available to the West. Every door and window in the home was replaced with metal-clad double-glazed units, necessitating invasive surgery to the existing stucco siding; as a result, custom metal panels were added around and between windows, adding a sense of rhythm to the otherwise staid facade. All-new standing seam metal roof replaces the existing asphalt composition tiles, and the wraparound decks have been rebuilt, expanded, and modernized with the use of composite decking and custom steel cable railing throughout.

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