Last winter and spring I worked on an exciting project. My clients purchased a vintage building near Jackson’s Corner in Bend, made up of three separate apartments in an adorable building with weathered cedar siding, covered porches, giant pine trees and a great location. They wanted to turn the three units into unique vacation rentals and I urged them to save as many of the vintage details as possible. […]
I designed the remodel of a vintage 1950’s bungalow in midtown Bend for a client who intended to sell the home right away. The house had amazingly well-preserved, vintage details. When the remodel was complete, I staged the home and it was snapped up in two days upon hitting the market. […]
When I first saw this little building, it had a sleeping loft with a log ladder, plywood walls and it was a mish mash of leftover pieces that had been cobbled together over the years. It kind of reminded me of a gold miner's shack. This sounds cool. It was not cool. It had mauve toilets, battered cheap 80's linoleum, plywood walls, and dirty carpet.
I wish I had before photos of the "shack" as I like to call it. We weren't sure whether we could save it or not. It was one of the saddest, dingiest little places I have ever seen. In this case, I worked as much as possible with what was there.
I remodeled a tiny cottage on the west side of Bend, Oregon. It was in a great neighborhood next to many of Bend’s best restaurants, parks and activities. But it looked horrible. Everyone thought I [...]