The Bend House Covers Luxe


The new Bend House was featured on the cover of Luxe. “Though the house is relatively small, Bestor separated it into three distinct masses—the main living area and master suite; a wing for a child’s bedroom and covered porch; and the garage—to create that imagined compound. Then she clad the structures in black slate that runs from the roof down the sides and complemented it with cedar siding. “I wanted it to look unified,” she says. “It gets very snowy here, so I wanted something that would look really beautiful against that.” Inside, the architect paneled the walls and pitched ceilings in golden hemlock. The stylistic effect, she says, is ambiguous: “Is it old? Is it new?” In the end, she sums up, “It had to be cozy.”