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Since 1988 Artisan Homes and Design has earned a stellar reputation for innovative design, impeccable quality, and superior customer service. Don Denning, CEO of Artisan Homes and Design, handles all of the home design and construction while Suzanne Denning provides all the interior design and often continues to work with homeowners to provide custom furnishings and window treatments. This unique paring of talents allows their clients to receive complete turn-key home construction services.

There are dozens of things you will notice that are different when you visit an Artisan Home. Some make a major contribution to the comfort, healthiness, safety and livability of the home while others reduce maintenance and energy costs. Collectively we refer to all of these differences as “The Artisan Advantage” meaning, they make owning and living in a typical Artisan Home an advantage to its Owners.

Bend, Oregon just might be America’s best-kept secret. With its picturesque mountain landscape and copious outdoor recreations, Bend provides ample opportunities for visitors and residents to enjoy. Located in Central Oregon’s Deschutes County with a surging, yet still small, population of approximately 112,000, Bend’s refreshing and relaxing atmosphere attracts more people every year. Whether seeking restorative escapism or adrenaline-fueled adventure, those exploring the area find an abundance of spas, craft breweries, talented local artists, charming coffee shops, majestic scenery, and outdoor activities for all.

Golfing is a favorite activity for many residents in Bend, inspiring more folks to inhabit and build homes within the area. Three elite golf courses, PronghornCrosswater, and Tetherow, are right within Bend’s city limits and built into luxury resorts. Additionally, the premium community at Mount Bachelor Village Resort offers guests direct access to nature trails and snowy slopes, and stunning scenic views of the Cascade Mountains and the Central Oregon High Desert. Just a short drive away from the iconic National Newberry Volcanic Monument, Drake Park, Tumalo Falls, and Oregon Badlands, Bend beckons the most thrill-seeking adventurers and wanderlust chasers.

While the majority of the Pacific Northwest endures a reputation of overcast, rainy weather, frequent sunny days (260 days per year, on average) make Bend a welcome anomaly in the state of Oregon and ideal for partaking in outdoor sports year-round. Popular summer activities include stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, water tubing, and whitewater rafting in Bend Whitewater Park along the Deschutes River, hiking leisurely around the Cascade Lakes, rock climbing on Smith Rock, and mountain biking in Mount Bachelor. In the winter, venture to Mount Bachelor for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and more!

For future residents, Bend promises a welcome escape from the bustling tech-heavy cities of the Pacific Northwest. Bend’s sprawling landscape is large enough to find peaceful seclusion, while its downtown and main street are quaint enough to foster a tight-knit community.

As real estate investments continue to boom in the area, building or remodeling a home in Bend proves to be profitable for those looking to expand their property investment portfolio. There is no better time to build in Bend than right now. With the issuance of new housing unit permits soaring exponentially, the quaint town of Bend and the surrounding Deschutes County are becoming more desirable to premium architects, luxury home builders, and real estate entrepreneurs.

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