Tour of Homes Features Unique & Innovative Building Projects


The Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) selected a Best of Show winner in each category. Following is a brief synopsis of those homes.

$1,500,000 to $2,000,000 Category
Best of Show
#19 Artisan Homes and Design
First in a series of ultra efficient, low maintenance homes from Artisan Homes, this home includes advanced solar hydronic heating and cooling, solar hot water heating, R-32 wall and R-60 ceiling insulation, and attractive cementatious shake siding and tile roofing, both providing a 50
year warranty.
The most popular interior features
mentioned by home tour visitors include a natural redwood burl and stone fireplace, the elegant kitchen and a laundry, sewing room & mini office that looks out to a
private courtyard.

$1,250,000 to $1,500,000 Category
Best of Show

#24 SolAire Homebuilders
With so many beautifully appointed home finishes it is easy to overlook the exceptional energy efficiency measures incorporated into the LEED Gold Medal residence built by SolAire Homebuilders.  As you enter this Asian-influenced northwest contemporary home you are welcomed by a cherry and bamboo spiral staircase and a misting granite fountain. Flooring of bamboo hardwood, custom tiled bath rooms, and the ancient stream bed granite in the kitchen delights
the eye.  
This two-story, four bedroom home of 4,316 square feet will surprise even the most energy conscious individuals.  The integration of a ground source heat pump, solar hot water system, solar electric panel system, energy recovery ventilator and night breeze equipment creates a virtual symphony of energy saving technology.  According to the recently developed Energy Performance Score (EPS) the home is estimated to save close to a 100 million BTU’s per year compared to the same home built to Oregon code and may cost about $129 per month to operate.

$700,000 to $1,000,000 Category
Best of Show
#40 Pacwest Homes
This 3,875 square foot custom home with three suites is nestled in the woods in Caldera Springs.  To take full advantage of the beautiful surroundings, the home has a variety of outdoor living spaces including a water feature, sunken spa, and outdoor dining.  Natural stone and timber trusses are used throughout, giving the home a feeling of mass and connecting with the natural environment surrounding it.  Located adjacent to pedestrian/bicycle trails, within five miles of three golf courses, and only twenty-one miles from Mt. Bachelor, this is a great location to get out and enjoy all that Central Oregon has to offer.

$400,000 to $500,000 Category
Best of Show

#26 Leader Builders, LLC
Leader Builders, LLC featured tour home, located at 2440 NW Sacagawea Lane in Northwest Crossing, has a modern twist on a Craftsman style home. Dennis and Cindy Szigeti used the skills of talented craftsmen to make this home both unique and artistic. From the handmade vessel sinks to the floating shelves in the kitchen, this home has a modern and fresh feeling.
The home is 2,007 square feet with four bedrooms and two baths. The vaulted ceilings throughout, along with an abundance of windows, give this home an open and airy feel. The custom made cabinets in the home resemble furniture, with handmade wood and almond paper light fixtures casting a unique light throughout the home. The large hallway, lit by the skylights and pendant lights has an art gallery feel to it. The curved apron front of the stainless steel sink along with the “Cafe” series stainless steel appliances have a “Bistro” like feel.

$300,000 to $400,000
Best of Show

#28 Triad Homes Inc.
Located in Northwest Crossing, this three bedroom, two bath home has 2,144 square foot of living space and features. The home has Earth Advantage & Energy Star certifications. Built by Triad Homes Inc. this home features vaulted ceilings, three outdoor living spaces, great room, dining area, hardwood floors, extensive tile, a luxurious master suite and additional private bedroom or bonus room downstairs. The yard is fully landscaped and irrigated with lovely territorial views from the deck.
Hayden Homes brings exquisite style and luxury finishes at an amazing price to their new Bend community: Aspen Rim,  conveniently located off Brookswood Blvd on Montrose Pass Street.  The Vancouver has a spacious 2,600 square foot master down floor plan that begins with an impressive two story entry looking into the loft on the second level.   The expansive loft overlooks the dining and living room below and opens up to a gourmet kitchen with granite slab countertops and soft-close cabinet drawers. This home also features a media input device with volume control and speakers at the touch of a button.

Less Than $200,000 Category
Best of Show
#11 Pahlisch Homes Inc.
Conveniently located near the new Ponderosa Elementary School & Bend Pine Nursery Park this townhome is move-in ready, with faux wood blinds, Kenmore refrigerator and washer/dryer, A/C and a paver patio with hardy landscaping meant for low maintenance. Perfect starter home or investment property with three bedrooms, two and half baths and loft in the friendly community of McCall Landing, where residents can enjoy the community park and play structure or throw a picnic under the covered picnic pavilion.


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