Mountain modern farmhouse with indoor-outdoor living in Central Oregon

outdoor living

This single-story mountain modern farmhouse is located in Bend, Oregon in the sought after golf community of Tetherow. Designed and built by Norman Building and Design the residence sits on a one-acre golf course parcel bordering the foothills of the Deschutes National Forest with views of the Cascade Mountains.

Within the 3,579 square feet of living space is found three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a media room, and office. Entering the residence your eye is immediately drawn through the open-plan living space to panoramic views. Preparing for retirement this California couple approached Norman Building and Design to share their vision for a home that would blend the mountain architecture known to the area with rustic farmhouse aesthetic touches.

Aided by Wendi Zampino, Design with Detail, the two teams worked to curate the many custom elements showcased throughout the home including four fireplaces, reclaimed wood accents, forged-iron metal treatments, extensive millwork, knotty alder paneled interior doors, specialty cabinetry, and brickwork. Norman Building and Design’s Cabinet division delivered on the homeowner’s vision of a ‘found’ look with furniture-like cabinetry and the use of unique wood finishes throughout the residence. 

Above: Entering this mountain modern farmhouse brings forth an experience to stimulate your senses beginning as one grasps the texture of the forged iron door handle which operates an eight-foot-tall metal, wood and glass pivot door. Once inside your eye is quickly drawn through the home to the floor-to-ceiling glass wall that perfectly captures the forested mountain views in the distance.

What We Love: This beautiful mountain modern farmhouse home is the perfect playground for those who enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Captured by the beauty of the Cascade Mountains and championship golf course, the outdoor living area is the idyllic spot to spend a quiet afternoon lounging, or planning your next outdoor adventure. The felt sense of the interior is open and bright filled with natural light offering warm and inviting spaces to enjoy time cuddled up with a favorite hobby, or entertaining family and friends. 

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Above: The great room is the heart of the residence. The large wood-burning fireplace draws your eye upward to the expansive spaciousness of the cedar ceiling, oversized black iron chandeliers and structural beam work that secure the rustic mountain feel.

Above: Wood and metal floating shelving introduce a welcome contrast to the rustic texture of the brick walls and crisp lines of the white cabinetry. A bulky honed quartzite countertop creates a gathering place for guests as well as a lovely area for meal preparation.

Above: Subway tile, open shelving, and metal accents highlight a farmhouse theme with details that liven up the pantry. 

Above: The floor to ceiling glass in the Media room creates an open feeling that draws the natural setting indoors. The covered deck accessible from this room and the kitchen invite outdoor dining as well as entertaining views of golfers trying their hand putting the nearby greens.

Above: Each of the home’s bathroom vanities was designed as aged re-purposed furniture. The interior doors were crafted with knotty alder planks with rustic touches that introduce contrast to the crisp finish of the white shiplap walls. 

Above: The office is light and bright, inviting as a get-a-way, or for more formal use. The used brick fireplace surround, white cabinetry, and beam workflow seamlessly into the feel of a single design element. 

Above: Here a set of wide metal and glass trolley doors draw the hallway into the office creating a greater sense of spaciousness.

Above: The use of natural light encourages lazing mornings as the homeowners wake to spectacular views year-round. Stone accents, an aged wood mantel, distressed beams as well as the white-painted ceiling treatment take you back in time to the feel of an old farmhouse residence.

Above: Hallmark Floors Gunpowder Oak Organic 567 Collection flooring was selected to bring forth a feeling of vintage reclaimed wood in the residence.

Above: Character was introduced to the look of this newly created trolley door by adding an 1890’s vintage door handle acquired from a collector in Boise, Idaho.

Above: Outdoor living is a way of life in Central Oregon, which means lots of gear and equipment. The home’s 1,700 square foot four-car garage provides adequate space for large toys, it also has a specialty wall of cabinetry to help organize the smaller items needed to enjoy the outdoors. The washbasin is a favorite regularly used for clean fishing waders, hiking boots, and other recreational gear.

Photos: Courtesy of Mike Albright Photography

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