New Habitat ReStore Opens in Bend

New Habitat ReStore Opens in Bend

In this season of giving, it’s only fitting that the new Bend Area Habitat ReStore was recently unveiled. And even if you aren’t in the market for recycled building materials, appliances, gently used furniture and/or home accessories, it’s worth checking out: Bend’s...

Home Design Trends for 2014

  What’s happening on the home design front in 2014? Here’s my take on  10 trends that Realtor Magazine says are noteworthy this year. 1. Reclaimed wood floors & porcelain floors that look like wood. Expect wider floorboards too (up to five and six...
Bend Neighborhoods: North Rim on Awbrey Butte

Bend Neighborhoods: North Rim on Awbrey Butte

If you’re looking to move within Bend’s city limits and your home-buying budget isn’t an issue, the North Rim on Awbrey Butte is definitely one neighborhood worth consideration -– there are few other subdivisions like it. First off, the setting is spectacular. The...
Cascades Academy Comes to Tumalo

Cascades Academy Comes to Tumalo

Earlier this fall — just in time for the launch of the new school year — Tumalo quietly welcomed a noteworthy new resident: Cascade Academy. And even if you or someone you know isn’t a candidate for enrollment in the private pre-kindergarten through...

Living Green: 2013 Green and Solar Tour This Saturday

As the green-building movement continues to grow in popularity, so does Bend’s “Green and Solar Tour,” which takes place in Bend this Saturday. Sponsored by The High Desert Branch of Cascadia Green Building Council (a program of the International Living Future...

2013 COBA Tour of Homes: Who’s Who of Regional Design

It’s time once again for the COBA Tour of Homes. Held each year during the last two weekends in July, the tour (which the Central Oregon Builders Association introduced back in 1989) offers a peek at the handiwork of some of the finest builders in Central Oregon...

Meet the Builder: Jeff Payne of Panterra Homes

Jeff Payne, principal of Panterra Homes, isn’t your typical builder, and the homes he builds aren’t standard fare. Far from it. His goal is create well-built homes that work well today — and in the years to come. His motto: “Better Homes for Better Living.” What...