Skyline Residence, Bend, Ore.
Bohlin Cywinski
Jackson, Seattle

Skyline Residence was designed as a guest house, but its first job was to provide a temporary living space on the owners’ remote property while their main house was under construction. The arrangement has had multiple benefits, says architect Robert Miller, FAIA, “because the owners are learning more and more about the site. The project is also kind of a mock-up for the main house.”

The building describes an east–west axis at the edge of a wooded escarpment, signaling visitors with a brilliant green landscape wall that leads to an equally bright red front door. Other “events,” including three projecting bays and a recessed porch with a translucent roof, enliven the building’s simple, barlike plan. Off-the-shelf components—exposed open-web rafters, standard window modules, ACX plywood roof decking—support a casual, cabinlike feeling. The jury members admired the house’s “economy of materials and repetition of structural systems,” calling the result “a lot of bang for the budget.”

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Project Credits

Principal in charge: Robert Miller, FAIA, LEED AP, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Seattle
General contractor: CS Construction, Bend, Ore.
Project size: 2,084 square feet
Site size: 480 acres
Construction cost: Withheld
Photography: Nic Lehoux

Product Details

Bathroom fittings: California Faucets; Kohler
Bathroom fixtures: Kohler; Toto USA
Countertops: PaperStone
Dishwasher: Jenn-Air
Doors: Lynden Door
Exterior siding: American Fiber Cement
Garage doors: Raynor
Garbage disposer: InSinkErator
Hardware; Reveal Designs
Insulation: InsulStar
Kitchen fittings: KWC
Kitchen fixtures: Kraus USA
Lighting fixtures: Lightolier
Paints/stains/wall finishes: Benjamin Moore
Range: Jenn-Air
Refrigerator: Jenn-Air
Roofing: Taylor Metal Products
Skylights/roof windows: Polygal (translucent roofing)
Windows: Milgard