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Published Aug 26, 2014 at 12:11AM / Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 11:09AM

Swoon-worthy garden tour


Published Jul 15, 2014 at 12:11AM / Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 08:10AM

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Garden thrives deer-free

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Small modern dream home

Published Jul 1, 2014 at 12:11AM

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Slideshow: Hidden garden


Published Jun 24, 2014 at 12:11AM / Updated Jun 24, 2014 at 06:15AM

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Slideshow: Drake park garden

Published Jun 10, 2014 at 12:11AM

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Smith Rock log cabin stunner


Published Jun 3, 2014 at 12:11AM / Updated Jun 3, 2014 at 05:55AM

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Tiny fairy tale home in Bend


Published May 20, 2014 at 12:11AM / Updated May 20, 2014 at 08:11AM

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Bend home with Japanese flair


Published Apr 1, 2014 at 12:11AM / Updated Apr 1, 2014 at 04:30PM

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Tour welcoming Bend home

Published Feb 4, 2014 at 12:11AM

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High tech home in Bend


Published Jan 7, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Jan 7, 2014 at 04:56AM

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Slideshow: Designers trim Christmas trees


Published Dec 3, 2013 at 12:01AM / Updated Dec 3, 2013 at 06:31AM

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In the kitchen with Savory Spice Shop owners


Published Nov 14, 2013 at 04:03PM / Updated Nov 18, 2013 at 03:56PM

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Fenced in

Published Nov 12, 2013 at 04:00AM

A fence around a yard or along a property line can provide a first impression for what lies beyond. A white picket fence conveys a classic all-American look, a wrought-iron fence provides an antique and artistic quality and a corrugated metal fence has a contemporary effect. We took a look around Bend to find some unique and eye-catching fences. In Northeast Bend, a yellow picket…

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Slideshow: Historical stone house

Published Nov 5, 2013 at 04:00AM

To say Anne and Bob Jennings left no stone unturned in the remodeling of their 100-year-old Bend home is close to the truth. The couple, both geologists, know their rocks and stones and love them, which is the reason they found their home. As Anne Jennings tells it, she was in the car riding with the real estate agent three years ago when they passed…

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Slideshow: Glorious roses

Published Oct 8, 2013 at 05:00AM

Gloria Jepson's yard is downright presidential. Ronald Reagan stands tall along a wooden fence, and Nancy Reagan is tucked in behind an apple tree. John F. Kennedy appears along the front walkway and Mister Lincoln sways in the wind near a wooden gate. Each of them is a patented rose Jepson has carefully selected for its stately color and appearance. Jepson says Ronald Reagan is…

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Skjersaas' ultra-modern townhome

Published Oct 1, 2013 at 05:00AM

Terry Skjersaa is not afraid of taking risks and doing things other 73-year-olds might consider unconventional. So when he came to Tetherow looking for an easy-to-care-for dream townhome, he wasn't afraid to go brazenly modern. “I walked into the Tetherow model of this townhouse, and I knew this is what we wanted. And we had been looking at a lot of other homes in Bend.…

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Slideshow: Artful garden in Northeast Bend

Published Sep 24, 2013 at 05:00AM

Coming upon Ryan Huff's yard in northeast Bend is like spotting an oasis in a desert. Smack-dab between long stretches of asphalt and sidewalk is his corner lot of lush reprieve. Long tendrils of grass arch over street curbs; pink cosmos, yellow rudbeckia and spiky dahlias sway on their stems. Tall grasses grow up around a stop sign and foliage creeps over the sidewalk. Huff's…

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Slideshow: Tumalo ski cabin


Published Sep 3, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Jan 23, 2014 at 03:16PM

In a community like Central Oregon, you expect to see the landscape dotted with country ski homes. Some of these homes are McMansion in size, built during the real estate boom, while others are the humble ski abodes of the past. The Franks' Tumalo ski home falls into the later category. It retains its original A-frame mid-century architecture with grace and simple beauty. It helps…

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Slideshow: Fairy tale home


Published Jul 2, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Jan 23, 2014 at 06:06PM

Once upon a time, there lived a handsome mason, who could turn sticks and stones into beautiful castles. He came upon a beautiful local maiden named Paige and convinced her of his mason magic. Soon this young couple found a plain, tired white clapboard 800-square-foot home, and in 2005 their journey of marriage, new home and baby began. It sounds like a fairy tale, but…

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Slideshow: Barn-style home

Published May 7, 2013 at 05:00AM

Cindy and Roger Grossmann's Terrebonne home is set in 1,800 acres of pastoral land and vineyards, a landscape not to be forgotten. One's breath is taken away by the beauty of the area, which includes views of the Three Sisters, Mount Bachelor and Broken Top. “We saw this private valley — with its canyon walls, the river and mountains — that was breathtakingly beautiful and…

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Slideshow: Downsizing offers more

Published Apr 2, 2013 at 05:00AM

Editor's note: The At Home section features a profile of a local home each month. To suggest a home, email athome@bendbulletin. com. Kicking back on their wicker furniture on the front porch is one of the many things Michael and Rhonde Reeves embrace in their new downsized cottage — a one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath home on Bend's west side. “We actually have more because we have less,”…

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Slideshow: Ironworks in Eagle Crest

Published Mar 5, 2013 at 04:00AM

Claudette Wirkkula has brought a little bit of old Hollywood to the High Desert. Entering the front porch on her 3,300-square-foot home in Eagle Crest, you must first turn a handle on a beautiful black wrought-iron gate that is crafted to resemble a feather. Wirkkula's gate was designed and built by her father, John Selak, in the 1930s. He designed wrought-iron gates in Southern California.…

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Slideshow: Transformative retreat

Published Jan 1, 2013 at 04:00AM

Editor's Note: The At Home section features a profile of a local home each month. To suggest a home, email athome@bendbulletin. com. Julie Anne Russell stepped into the open foyer of her rural forest home and warmly explained how her cozy home has shaped her second career. After rearing her four children and guiding thousands of students as a public school teacher, Russell, 54, who…

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Slideshow: Carving out a dream

Published Sep 4, 2012 at 05:00AM

Editor's Note: The At Home section features a profile of a local home each month. To suggest a home, email athome@bendbulletin. com. When you meet Ernie and Janice Kessler at their La Pine home, you can almost imagine this couple being early Oregon homesteaders. They're independent and self-sufficient, as evidenced by their lush and thriving vegetable gardens and their clucking chickens. Further evidence of their…

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Slideshow: A stone storybook cottage


Published Jun 26, 2012 at 05:00AM / Updated Jan 23, 2014 at 03:04PM

It's a storybook cottage with a happy ending — although the beginning of this tale is a bit grittier, with a plot of how hard work can pay off. When Sarah Klann purchased her small historical Redmond cottage, it was 2001. She had graduated from college and found her dream teaching job at Tom McCall Elementary School in Redmond, and she knew she wanted to…

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