Platted in 1999, Timber Creek is a popular 127-lot subdivision on the northeastern edge of Sisters that was built in six phases, primarily between 2004-2007. It consists predominantly of one- and two-story single-family homes (a handful of which also have a second legal living space above the garage), along with several duplexes and a smattering of townhomes.
Its location is one of its key draws: It’s situated amid a forest of old-growth Ponderosa pines just a stone’s throw from the Sisters Elementary School and is within close proximity to downtown Sisters. It also provides easy access to scenic Whychus Creek (in fact, many homes along Timber Creek Drive, East Timber Pine Drive and East Creekview Drive are situated on the banks of the creek). And here’s what I consider a real perk: It’s just a short stroll from the Sisters Public Library.
A consistency of craftsmanship is another hallmark of this area. Detailed CCR’s (Covenants, Conditions and Requirements) dictate the overall aesthetic of the neighborhood: All homes must be either timber-frame or Craftsman style. Building height is limited to 30 feet. Roofing must be dark-hued architectural composition shingles. All structures must have wood or masonry horizontal siding. Exterior paint colors are muted earth-tones compatible with the natural environment. At least 10 percent of the home front elevation (excluding window, door and roof elevations) must be stone, rock or brick. No closed/solid lot perimeter fences are allowed; minimal fencing is of common design and limited to privacy screening and utility service yards. Owners and builders must obtain written approval from the subdivision’s Architectural Review Committee before beginning work on new construction or any remodel affecting the exterior of a building.
The design and floor plans of many of the homes may look familiar to folks within the Pacific Northwest: Taurus Homes, one of Timber Creek’s three developers, incorporated a number of Craftsman designs from Portland-based Alan Mascord Design Associates. Standard features for many homes include vaulted ceilings, gas fireplaces, hardwood flooring, slab-granite kitchen counters, sold-wood doors and finishes, stainless-steel appliances.
In 2016, most homes on the market were priced between $300,000 and $500,000, while most townhomes were priced between $200,000 and $250,000.
About the Author
Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE, is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Sisters, Tumalo, Bend and Redmond.