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Main Homes A river runs through it

A river runs through it

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Written by Margaret Foley   
Friday, June 29, 2012

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Deanne and Keith Kenneally and their two teenage daughters, Andie and Renée, were frequent visitors to Bend before moving there in 2008 after purchasing a lot on a golf course. “We’ve been traveling here since our kids were young,” says Deanne. “It’s such a beautiful place, and we wanted a lifestyle change from the Bay Area.”

The family wanted a home that had office space, outdoor areas and a floor plan that would make it easy for the family to be together but would also create spaces for distinct activities. Most importantly, they wanted a contemporary design instead of traditional Pacific Northwest architecture. “We also wanted it to be low maintenance, not fussy and durable with first-quality materials,” says Deanne. “We didn’t want to worry about things failing.”

To plan the 5,400-square-foot home, they worked with designer Eric Meglasson and architect Peter Jahnke of Pique Collaborative in Bend, who specialize in designing innovative, contemporary homes. “We enjoy working with clients who are open to the design process and want to design something that’s specific to the site and that uses a lot of interesting materials,” says Meglasson. “That was one of the major attractions of this project, to build a family home that incorporated great design.”

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A dynamic mix of metal, concrete, glass and stucco creates the perfect frame for enjoying Central Oregon’s high-desert views.

The home’s windows were placed to ensure maximum light and maximum privacy. The siding is FunderMax, an engineered wood that stands up well to extreme weather.

Deanne and Keith Kenneally enjoy one of their home’s many outdoor spaces.

// Photos by Ty Milford

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Decks at different levels provide changing views of the home's Central Oregon setting.
White Voido chairs by Magis provide stylish seating off the formal living room..
A deck with stairs to the lawn extends the formal living room into the outdoors.
The heated deck off the kitchen's informal seating area makes it possible to enjoy the outdoors throughout most of the year.
A water feature lined with river rock runs through the home's courtyard.
Comfortable seating and lots of space at the kitchen island make this part of the home family central.
The dining room is a glass bridge between the kitchen area and the formal living room that appears to float above the water feature.
The home's interior windows have courtyard views.
The placement of the solar tubes adds a design element that also increases energy efficiency.
A short bridge from the house leads to shared office space with large windows that provide mountain views.
Keith Kenneally rakes the bocce ball court in preparation for a game.
Keith Kenneally takes his turn watched by daughter Reneé and his wife, Deanne, while his older daughter, Andie, plays volleyball with her Summit High \"Storm\" teammates.
The proximity of the bocce ball court to the volleyball court makes it easy to switch between games.
Andie Kenneally enjoys an afternoon of volleyball.
Andie Kenneally (left) and Taylor Pierce work on their net game.
Hannah Harrer prepares to make a return.
Taylor Pierce prepares to block Andie Kenneally's shot while Laney Hayes (left) and Hannah Harrer stand at the ready.
Reneé Kenneally scales the 16-foot climbing wall that leads to her bedroom.
A wide ledge at the top makes it easy to access the climbing wall and put on and remove the safety harness.
Decks at different levels provide changing views of the home's Central Oregon setting.PHOTO TY MILFORD

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