Sand Lily

Status — Built 2005
Location — Bend, Oregon, USA
Builder — Corey Brown Construction; Interiors — Owners; Photos — Ross Chandler

Named after a rare and ephemeral high-desert flower, this Modern Lodge style home sits in a small grove of Ponderosa pine and looks out across an expanse of sagebrush to the cascade mountain peaks beyond.  Understanding the importance to the project of the existing, mature pines, we worked hard to design a footprint that would avoid the need for minimal tree removal.  The result – along with the addition of native Aspen trees – is a home, and home style, that fits the site well.  Natural materials, including native stone and Northwest Cedar siding, allow Sand Lily to channel the vernacular lodges of the Pacific Northwest.  Upper-level glazing tucked into the exterior wall planes, and extended overhangs, provide relief from the high-desert summer sun, and – at the main level – create shaded patio space to enjoy lingering sunsets and long summer evenings.