“The huge, clear, solid, tight-grained Douglas fir beams inside the house all come from a single tree from Oregon,” says the listing for this North Bend estate. That must have been one massive tree.
That one tree helped build a 7,168 square-foot house. That’s impressive enough, but finding lumber that is clear and tight-grained isn’t easy, especially in that quantity. This $2,285,000 property is a celebration of wood from the Doug fir inside to the yellow cedar beams and red cedar shingles.
Look at the beams, a highlight of the log lodge style. They extend past the roof, and support the eaves outside. Inside, the post and beam construction supported by wooden trusses defines the Northwest nature of the home.
Natural materials rule. Granite counters may be common, but the ones in this kitchen look like pieces of art.
Vaulted ceilings rise over the four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Hardwood floors continue from the main rooms into the bedrooms. Decorative tile surround elegant bathtubs.
The house is large enough to accommodate a billiards room, an indoor lap pool, and a theater. The addition of a stage makes it more than a media room. Live theater at home, anyone?
Beneath it all is a geothermal system that heats the home with nearly a mile of coils. No need to cut down any of those trees (and no ash to clean up).
Outside, the grounds of the 3.1 acre lot have been designed to blend into the surrounding forest while providing places for entertaining. As summer comes along, sit outside and enjoy peaceful views of the valley leading to the very-near backdrop that is the Cascades.