By Eugene Magazine

Over the years, we have had the privilege of visiting and photographing many beautiful homes. Local residents have opened their doors to us, letting us ask them about their design choices, closely examine their décor, and display their sanctuaries for our readers to see.

The homes have spanned the county, taking us from Coburg to the South Hills to Junction City to downtown and beyond. We’ve seen trends come and go and timeless details that always look good. To take a look back, we scoured every issue and selected our favorites from the last 13 years. Each selection represents different architects, time periods, and design choices. Hopefully, they can serve as inspiration for your next home remodel project.


EM Issue: Summer 2015

Photographer: Darius Kuzmickas

Builder/Designer: Jordan Iverson Signature Homes, 1464 Willamette St., 541/579-3604,

“The contrast between the dark wood and stainless steel caught my eye. The white and gray accents are really appealing and make the kitchen calming and welcoming. You can imagine yourself cooking and welcoming guests in the space.” – Aviva Stuart


Library table: designed by Jordan Iverson and custom-built by Chad Basom of Kustom Kraft Cabinets in Eugene, 541/242-0531

Fireplace: Jordan Iverson’s boutique home supply store, Remarque,

Lighting: Jordan Iverson

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero,

Flat sinks: Ferguson by Kohler,

Fire pit and water feature: Nick Williams of Cutting Edge Landscape & Design,

Outdoor zinc-top table: Pottery Barn,

Outdoor patio: Eugene concrete artisan Bill Fairchild

Steelwork on stair rails: Jason Elliott of Elliott Specialty Metal, 4030 W 1st. Ave., Suite 200, 541/343-0881,


EM Issue: Winter 2008/2009

Photographer: Lanny Olivier

Architect: Rodd Hansen, 1551 Oak St., 541/687-7800

“The dramatic columns and vertical pool in this lush setting instantly piqued my curiosity. The provincial style reminds me of something you might see in Italy or France and I was pleasantly surprised to find out this home resides locally in the Coburg Hills. If this were my home, I would take a midnight dip every summer night!” – Megan Keough

EM Issue: Summer 2008

Photographer: Lanny Olivier

Architect: Nir Pearlson Architect Inc., 433 W 10th Ave. Suite 100, 541/345-5547,

“The simplicity of this sustainable home truly makes it timeless.” – Lanny Olivier


General Contractor: Greg Morrow and Sons Inc. Timberframe, 29321 Hamm Rd., 541/345-1971

Masonry: Paddock Masonry Inc., 1160 Jacobs Dr., 541/607-2765

Landscape Architect: Anita Van Asperdt, LandCurrent, 541/434-2458

Structural Engineer: K&A Engineering, 91051 S. Willamette St., Coburg, 541/684-9399,    

Landscape Contractor: Monica Tallerday

Master Bathroom Concrete Sink:  design by Nir Pearlson, Water Bros.

Tile Work: Adam Currey, Currey Tile, 541/520-0111

Steel Stairs and Guardrails: ASF Ironworks, 675A Wilson, 541/461-8803,

Painting: Wow! Painting,541/953-3821,; John Kartye Painting, 38662 Dexter Rd., Dexter, 541/937-3484

Exterior Water Fountain: design by Nir Pearslon, Avant Arc (formerly Metal Zen), 181 Polk St., 541/513-8271,

Fir Columns & Beams: Hammer Lumber, 399 Garfield St., 541/687-1400,

Aluminum-Clad Fir Windows: Sierra Pacific Windows, 270 W. Broadway, 541/343-4500,

Fir Doors: Simpson Door Co., 400 W. Simpson Ave, McCleary, Washington, 800/746-7766,

Interior Trim: Reclaimed Fir Bleachers, via Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., 541/345-8986,

Landscaping Basalt Boulders: found on-site

Plumbing Fixtures: Grohe,; Toto USA,; Caroma,

Electrical Fixtures: Juno,; Modern Fan Co.,

Appliances: Bosch,; Samsung,; Kenmore,

Roof Insulation and metal roof: BRING Recycling, 4446 Franklin Blvd., 541/746-3023,


EM Issue: Summer 2013

Photographer: Lanny Olivier

Builder/Designer: DC Fine Homes, 1369 W 6th Ave. Suite 220, 541/344-3234,

 “From its open floor plan and amazing back patio to the half-round windows and exposed ceiling beams, the Tuscan-inspired design of Gemma Della Collina, which means Jewel of the Hill, in Italian, was an easy choice for my favorite. How amazing to have the feel of Tuscany here in Eugene!”– Mark Frisbee


Kitchen Range: Bertazzoni,

Cabinets: Distinctive Wood Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry, 165 S 22nd St., Springfield, 541/736-9909,

String lights: Pottery Barn,


EM Issue: Winter 2014/2015

Photographer: Lanny Olivier

Architect: 2fORM Architecture, 121 Lawrence St., 541/342-5777,

Builder: Greg Morrow and Sons Inc. Timberframe, 29321 Hamm Rd., 541/345-1971

Landscape Architect: Anita Van Asperdt, LandCurrent, 541/434-2458

“I was drawn to the simplicity and clean details of this home. I like the wood and metal elements and all the natural light.” – Julie Winsel