Originally posted in Bend Lifestyle Magazine. Full article.
Rick Wright has been designing homes for 35 years out of his Wright Design Studio in downtown Bend. The award-winning architect—including recipient of Central Oregon Builders Association’s “Best in Show” three years in a row—has seen his fair share of beautiful locations, and Caldera Springs is no different. The Sunriver Resort community, just south of Bend, boasts hundreds of acres of forested land criss-crossed by miles of streams to compliment Wright’s rustic, modern industrial design.
Paying close attention to detail, Bend-based Steve Bennett Builders spent close to a year building the four bedroom, four and a half bath home. Also included in the 4,950 square foot house are two offices, an upstairs recreation room, four fireplaces, a separate laundry and mud room, and a 1,242 square foot, three and a half car garage.
The exterior of the private home maintains the Caldera Springs design guidelines and includes the use of reclaimed siding from Barnwood Industries. Cedar shingle siding and stone facades partner with the metal and shingle roof to complete the modern lodge look. The upstairs deck allows the owners and guests to marvel at the Central Oregon scenery.
The living room, dining room and kitchen combine to create the spacious open floor plan. Extra insulation through double wall framing, caulking at plates, and vapor wrap on all exterior walls provide increased protection from extreme temperatures and a comfortable feel within the home. Radiant floor heat runs through the stained concrete floors to contrast the use of steel wood throughout the residence.
Metal beams not only look great, but carry more weight with a wider span. They also lend an industrial look to the rustic lodge style of the home. “The highlight of the home is the openness of the living space, the combination of rustic wood and steel structures, and the stair tower,” explains Wright. Reclaimed wood was used as highlights in the upstairs living areas, including wrapped beams.
The modern kitchen includes teak cabinets chosen by Cherie Myrick Interiors. The large, walk-in pantry provides plenty of storage while the open kitchen allows the chef to be a part of the social gathering.
“This house is special to me because of how it blends so many wonderful finish materials,” says Wright, who designs approximately a dozen residential homes each year. “I also like the steel frame stairs that are completely open underneath.”