Greengate Ranch Remodel
Remodeling a Daylight Ranch in Oregon

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Taking a Break

We have not gotten a whole lot remodeling done this past few weeks, since skiing has taken a priority. The conditions on Mt. Hood here in Oregon are the best on record for spring skiing.

That being said, there is a lot of home design inspiration that can come from hanging out at Timberline Lodge. It's a national historic landmark that was built in the 1930's.

You can easily spend a few hours looking at all the design details. The main materials are timber-frame wood, stone and wrought iron. There are also a lot of textiles from the Northwest region. My favorite spot is near the central fireplace.

It doesn't get much better than spending Saturday morning skiing with the family, and then stopping into the lodge to get a dose of great rustic architecture. If you are in the Portland area, its worth the hour drive to spend some time there.

Here is a link to a pretty comprehensive set of photos on the design elements:
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