Located in the small city of Bend, Oregon, USA, High Desert Modern is a 3,320-sqft (308-sqm) single-storey house. Built like a Swiss Army knife, the house is featuring different movable elements. DeForest Architects has designed the home in a highly collaborate with the owners of the dwelling — Joey and Nancy. Joey had a successful career as a financial consultant. Nancy is owned interior design practice NB Design Group, having had worked with DeForest Architects over the past 15 years.
House as “Swiss Army Knife”: sliding and swinging panels enable spaces to expand and contract as needed for the owners, a few guests or large gathering. At the entry courtyard, a rolling screen and swinging gate can be configured to be cozy and private, or wide open and welcoming. The cabinet wall between the living room and master suite features 5 sliding panels that conceal (or reveal), a fireplace, tv, storage, and bedroom spaces. And finally, a large hinged wall section can be closed to turn a sunny sitting area into a guest bedroom.
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Photographs by John Granen
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