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.
Here are some before and after shots of the Mill House, one of the three cottage vacation rentals of Cottage Bend.
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 should tear it down. I knew it had been standing for almost one hundred years and that under the layers [...]
I remodeled a tiny cottage on Bend's Westside. Look at the before and after shots to see how dramatically it was transformed.
This classic mill house needed an update for its new life as a fun, modern vacation rental near the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon.