This single-story 4,500 sf custom home will be located on a 5-acre lot in the Westgate neighborhood of Bend, Oregon. Overlooking Shevlin Park, the lot has expansive views of the Cascade mountains. The design of the home is intended to maximize the connection to nature by focusing views to the outdoors as one moves through the spaces, as well as providing multiple outdoor living areas. A large accordian door connects the Great Rm to the west patio with a covered dining area, built-in BBQ, firepit and an in-ground spa. Adjacent is a covered outdoor lounge with an entertainment area. Indoor spaces include a large open plan living area; kitchen with separate butler’s pantry; 2 guest suites in addition to the master bedroom; office; rec rm, and lots of storage space. Other features include high-performance building envelopes and maximization of solar access to roof areas for placement of PV solar arrays. Low – maintenance exterior materials include concrete, shou sugi ban (charred) wood siding and integrally-colored composite siding.