This New Contemporary Home Sits Next To A River In Oregon

This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

 

This new home, designed by American architect Nils Finne of FINNE Architects, is perched above the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon.

 

This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

The home has been covered in two types of siding. a tightly spaced Western red cedar and corrugated metal siding. The cedar is stained a natural wood color to contrast the “zinc grey” color of the metal siding. There’s also the fireplace chimney that’s clad in Montana ledgestone.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

There’s a courtyard to provide a quiet and contemplative space, in contrast to the active river side of the house.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Welcoming you to the home is this wooden door with vertical glass inserts.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

In the living area, there’s a fireplace and large 8-ft by 8-ft sliding glass panels, ideal for taking advantage of the river views.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

A folded steel mantle has been installed above the fireplace.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

In the main living/dining space, two curvilinear wood ceiling panels are suspended from the ceiling. Each panel has 60 uniquely shaped wood slats (milled using CNC equipment), and are tightly spaced in order to create an abstracted river landscape.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

In the kitchen, the island has a suspended glass cabinet with hidden LED lighting.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Just off the kitchen is a small breakfast nook with picture perfect views of the river.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Steel, glass and wood stairs connect the various floors of the home.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

Upstairs, the master bedroom and study also enjoy spectacular river views.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

The master bath cantilevers dramatically out toward the river, allowing the freestanding tub to visually float over the river traffic.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

At night, the home lights up like a lantern.


This Contemporary Home Sits On A River In Oregon // Deschutes House by FINNE Architects

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider

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