Mark your calendars—put it in your phone—write in down on the white board: the 2014 Tour of Homes is coming to Bend this July 18-20, 25-27. The Friday thru Sunday event brings a lot of traffic through new homes in Central Oregon and highlights some of the amazing things the homebuilding community can do.

The Alway Homes entry for this year will be located at: 61268 Gorge View Street, BEND.

Sneak peek photos to come!


But now, to reminisce…

How about this beauty? Won a few awards, too!



water fountain

The back yard of this particular tour home really captured people’s imaginations. It had all the best of Bend: fabulous Mountain Views, the roar of the Deschutes River, endless blue skies and a spa worth jumping into. Any Time.


The home also boasted some pretty intense details:


A killer frontdoor — handmade and four inches thick.


The triumvirate: Copper, Travertine and Granite.


Hand-carved cabinets (grape design by Jess Alway), and hand-plugged (white pine & knotty alder) floors.

I’ll lay out a more extensive tour of this home room by room in posts to come. It was such a fun project to do. And the folks that bought it are amazing. They added a covered loggia to the back deck—effectively extending the house by hundreds of square feet and incorporating Bend’s spectacular views and weather.

Meanwhile, we’ll be finalizing our entry to the Bend Tour of Homes 2014 and tempting you with a few shots here and there. The 2014 house is sold—but never fear! We have Lots to build on and too many ideas to execute. Call us anytime!

Jess Alway