Building on history

By Stephanie Basalyga The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum is moving forward with an expansion that will nearly double its existing space. In the nearly 20 years since it found a home in a building on the main drag of … Continue reading

Summer Lake / A Small Rural Retreat

By Melissa Dalton Photos by Jeremy Bronson Nestled in a prairie at the edge of the Great Basin, this modest, shed-roofed home effortlessly blends in with its natural setting. Located at the PLAYA Artist Retreat Center at Summer Lake, the … Continue reading

Fine Homebuilding Best Small Home 2013

Best Small Home Featuring: River Road Mini Home FineHomebuilding awards a handful of homes their Houses Awards each year that illustrate exceptional residences that balance cost, efficiency, style. Their “award for the best small home this year goes to Nir … Continue reading

Small Home Suits Its Site

By Nir Pearlson Photos by Jeremy Bronson;                   Roger Ota & Patrick Welsh where noted   This compact, panelized home takes its design inspiration from the vast Oregon landscape and local building … Continue reading

Bird’s Eye View

A cabin turns into a home By Vanessa Salvia Photos by Jeremy Bronson A ONE-ROOM CABIN PERCHED AT THE base of a steep, wooded hill was a suitable weekend getaway, but it needed more space, easy access to the outdoors, … Continue reading

Back to the Future

By Paul Omundson Photos by Jeremy Bronson SOMETIMES A PIANO NEEDS TUNING. SO IT IS WITH homes, too, especially for a small, modest mid-century abode built in the 1960s, sitting atop the Hendricks Hills neighborhood. The house’s style, popular from … Continue reading