A Light-Filled View Home in Dundee Wine Country


When our client Cathy came to us with questions about our Renaissance Custom Homes program, she had already been working with an architect and contractor for several months. It had taken both vendors that long just to come up with a project estimate, which came back significantly over the budget she had in mind for her new home build in Dundee, Oregon.

“I’d been in a lot of Renaissance Homes and knew how nice they were,” said Cathy. When a family member told her about our Renaissance Custom Homes program, she contacted the team for a consultation.

“They proactively went to the site and took photos, and listened to me and what I needed.”

The Renaissance Difference

Our one-stop shop approach, in-house architectural and design studios, and overall project transparency meant that she would not have to spend precious time coordinating and communicating between multiple and separate vendors. This was especially helpful since she spends a large portion of time out of state and required most communication by email, text, or phone.

“The value and efficiency we provide in being a one-stop shop is something all of our clients have really appreciated,” said Scott Gaunt, director of construction operations.

When a client wishes to build on their land or is looking to purchase land for a new home, we recommend contacting our Renaissance Custom Homes team as early as possible in the process.

“We can save them money on design, and the overall process is very streamlined compared to dealing with multiple disciplines who don’t all work together,” said Gaunt.

Home Plan Selection and Modifications

After a site visit to the property and discussions with Cathy, the Renaissance Custom Homes team recommended the Concord home design as the best plan for her needs and that would situate optimally on the lot. The challenge was to modify the home plan and site to work in harmony with the existing street scape while not blocking views of the neighboring homes.

Modifications were made to the single-level floor plan, with three bedrooms, two baths, and 1,852 square feet, in order to fit on the lot and to maximize the property’s incredible valley views. The garage and entry were re-oriented to be a side load, which allowed the master bath to be oriented to take advantage of the view.


One of Cathy’s favorite parts of the home is the outdoor living space off the dining area. The construction team utilized retaining walls in the foundation to elevate the outdoor space and keep it as a concrete patio surface. It extends the indoor-outdoor sight line, creating the look and feel of a luxury-style view home.

“It really makes the home look larger and set into the hillside,” said Cathy. 


Personalization and Interior Design

With the guidance of our Design Studio, Cathy selected beautiful European Oak 9” wide-plank flooring to maximize the natural light from the valley-facing windows off the living and dining areas.

Natural tone woven carpets, concrete and linen-looking porcelain tiles, and light Quartz complement the wood flooring and create a welcoming and sophisticated aesthetic.

A color palette of soft neutral tones of taupe and greige accentuate the organic feel.


Congratulations to Cathy on her gorgeous, one-of-a-kind home! If you own land or are looking to purchase land for a custom-style home, please contact our Renaisance Custom Homes team.