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"This summer the Magic of The Shire has taken to the Sky. The long awaited Butterfly Cottage is nearing completion. If you haven't been to The Shire recently you will want to take a walk through the Butterfly Cottage and also see the latest progress with the development. There is no other subdivision in Oregon and possibly the United States that is similar to The Shire. The English Country Village architectural style built around contemporary floor plans, appliances, and components is unique and far from the ordinary. And the Shire concept itself with cottages built around manicured common areas each having views over ponds paths and streams makes the wooded natural environment a part of every home. The Shire is more than a different community.
It is the ultimate destination: HOME.

The Shire is unique, fearlessly created to the vision of developer Ron Meyers and a team of designers to help implement his vision. The Shire's homeowners will share this unique vision to have their community and primary residence beyond the ordinary incorporated with the values and charms of a different age. (see second picture)

The Shire welcomes Sharon and Greg Steckler. Greg and Sharon Steckler have purchased Thatcher Cottage with the Carriage House included in the sale as garage and guest house. If you have visited The Shire you will remember The Carriage House as the display of Shire Style in the 2006 Tour of Homes show. It has also served as the sales office for The Shire for the last year. The Thatcher Cottage has been the residence of Ron Meyers, the developer of the Shire and has been extensively remodeled over a period of two years.
Sharon and Greg Steckler, long time Central Oregonians, decided to put their money where their passion lies....and embrace The Shire experience. Sharon finally has the space for her quilting and sewing and Greg will bring his design and visualization business, Log Rhythms, Inc. into The Shire as well. Greg says, "The chance to live 'community'...to be a part of a 'vision' is exciting, challenging, ...and the chance to help mold and shape a larger neighborhood is just fantastic. Besides, we get to be first to stake our claim, and first to welcome our neighbors." Ron Meyers, has created a speical place in Bend. Sharon can't wait for the inspiration that living in The Shire will bring to all her projects. And Log Rhythms, Inc. is heavily engaged in design and visualization of The Shire, North Shire and Shire Woods. In fact the Stecklers' older daughter Lee Marie, who just happens to be president of Log Rhythms, has designed The Swordsman model and is seriously hoping to be the first homeowner in North Shire, too. "When Lee Marie, Sharon and I first were introduced to Ron Meyers and The Shire two years ago, phrases and sayings about how wonderful the community is just started rolling off our tongues as we walked down the community path. I'm sure everyone thought we were ...er..um...obsessed?" says Greg with a big grin. "We're glad to be here."
Townhomes
Eastbridge One 1 2033 $699,900
Eastbridge Two 2 2122 $699,900
SouthBridge One 3 2033 $739,500
SouthBridge Two 4 2225 $719,250
SouthBridge Three 5 2100 $729,500
NorthBridge One 6 2799 $799,900
NorthBridge Two 7 2941 $799,900
NorthBridge Three 8 2628 $799,900
Cottages
Quail Cottage 9 2374 $699,143
Holly Cottage 10 2522 $718,770
Swordsman Lodge 11 2501 $747,799
Butterfly Cottage 12 3194 $899,900
Thatcher Cottage - SOLD 16 2700 $650,000
Lots
Buildable Lot 9 5526 $169,900
Buildable Lot 10 6958 $174,900
Buildable Lot 11 7809 $184,900
Buildable Lots 13 6686 $174,900
Buildable Lot 14 5879 $174,900
Buildable Lot 15 7244sf - Sale Pending $174,900

For only $899,900 you too can have the butterfly cottage:
Butterfly Cottage gets its name from the twin wing shape surrounding a courtyard that opens onto a terraced patio. Butterfly Cottage has several distinctive features including copper awnings over master bedroom and living room windows, thatched or rolled eave shingled roof and arched plank exterior doors. Butterfly Cottage is a 3,207 square foot home with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a ground floor master suite.

Inside the buterfly the magic abounds with artfully done details seen in almost every room. The dining room has this lovely stained glass window in the far wall. It depicts a weaver creating designs in cloth. She is a character in the story created for The Butterfly.

The hardwood floors of bamboo are going in and the views of the pond and amphitheater from the french pane metal clad wood windows are now to see.






 
   

 


 
 
eyesthefuture on
Re: Hobbit housing in Bend Oregon, Bendshire
If I had money you would be my real estate agent.
ubu13 on
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Hmmmm...that's a vocation I never thought about - weird housing real estate agent!
eyesthefuture on
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Weird housing for weird people. I like it.
Out of this world housing For out of this World
ubu13 on
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I really like weird housing too, but the folk art one would be more to my taste, not the planned community. However, there might be some interesting folks in that planned community. Maybe we should be putting up some more folk art on here, that others have seen. Like the Cadillac Ranch?
shadeofgray on
Re: Hobbit housing in Bend Oregon, Bendshire
That's just plain goofy. It would be like moving next door to the Keebler elves!
ubu13 on
Re: Hobbit housing in Bend Oregon, Bendshire
I'm laughing so hard I'm gonna wet my pants!!! I thought Ray would be interested to know that someone actually did this. Incredible, isn't it? The first one I posted, I really love. It's something that my younger son would have made. I can see him being the caretaker there, and fixing it up. That's true artwork. An already-made shire? Especially when it is $899,900???? But hey, I might like living next door to the Keebler elves!
mamajo on
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Umm...nice to visit but, I really would prefer a earth shelter home. If I had my 'druther's. Too cute though. Really would like to visit someday. ONLY $899,000? I'll write 'em a check. *nods* Oh yeah, I have this bridge... 
ubu13 on
Re: Hobbit housing in Bend Oregon, Bendshire
This one was tongue-in-cheek for me. Too cute is the right word. But interesting.
mamajo on
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I appreciate you posting it. Chances are I'll never get there...(although, who knows? Right?) This is like getting to enjoy it vicariously.
mamajo on
Re: Hobbit housing in Bend Oregon, Bendshire
I get a kick outta this kind of post. Lighthearted. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Yeah *knods* "tongue-in-cheek" is a good way of putting it.

ubu13 on
Re: Hobbit housing in Bend Oregon, Bendshire
I guess I would like to see it sometime, and it's not all that far from us. Around 2 days of driving, and of course there is someone I love to visit up not too far from Bend.
mamajo on
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Yea!! Road trip!
ubu13 on
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Sometime in the future...
mamajo on
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Set a date...make it happen.
ubu13 on
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I don't think it's going to be this summer. We've got company coming in June from Memphis (my family from there). Besides the bathroom, we are also maybe going to have the back landscaped (I can't tell you how badly it needs it), so that maybe maybe we can entertain in the backyard. But there's so much to see right here in California, and all I have to do, to have a good day, is go winery hopping, or into San Francisco.
mamajo on
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One of these days...one of these days, I'm gonna come visit and we can do just that. I've always wanted to visit Cali.
ubu13 on
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I know. You'll be here. That would be fun - hot tub and all!
mamajo on
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Oh! I had forgotten about the hot tub! That'll give me even more incentive. Now TorridGirl needs to renew her plans to visit Portland and she can swing by and drop me off in your vicinity. Woohoo!! A plan!
ubu13 on
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Don't forget too, there are folks on here from Portland. And Myclette is going there sometime soon too.

Glad you have a plan though. Please wait til our bathroom is finished, and my family from Memphis is not here anymore (they are coming in the beginning of June) ;~)
mamajo on
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Oh, please, no worries! It will be sometime before I can get out that way. Right now I'm having trouble getting out of Texas. Lol.

I am planning a trip to Mobile, Ala before too long though.

But, one of these days I hope to have the honor of meeting you and a few others on here. Good Lord willing and the Creek don't rise...

ubu13 on
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I love that last saying. I always use it.

I won't worry. I just would love to have this place finished sometime! But there's a place out here - the Winchester Mystery House - where the woman felt that if she continued to add on rooms and things, as long as she did that, she would stay alive. That's sorta like my spouse and I. But we don't add on. We just keep trying to rebuild each room. One of these days, we will have rebuilt the entire 115 year old house ;~) BTW, good thing you aren't going to Mobile around now. Don't know how close that is to Prattville, Ala., but they just had those bad tornadoes. I guess Mobile is much closer to the coast though?
mamajo on
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Prattville is almost three hours northeast of Mobile. And yes, Mobile is on the coast.

I learned the saying I used "Good Lord willing and the Creek don't rise" did not refer to a creek, as in water in the creek but, the Creek Indians and possible uprisings which played hell on traveling.

I'll have to google the Winchester Mystery House. So, is the woman still living or did the house get finished?

ubu13 on
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I thought Prattville was pretty far from Mobile. Thanks for letting this geographically-challenged person know. I've traveled across the country around 5-6 times, but have gone in different directions almost every time. I've been to Louisiana, and through New Orleans, on my way to Mexico. But I was in my 20s then, and it was around New Year's and New Orleans was quite exciting! I didn't pay too much attention to anything else, but did notice the poverty in the rural south. That was overwhelming to me then.

Aha - I didn't know the roots of that saying, and I'm glad to know it.

No, the Winchester widow is long since dead, but she never finished her Mystery House either, so that didn't work ;~) It has stairways that lead to nowhere.

mamajo on
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Lol, I looked it up. I'm certaninly no geographical genius.

I did New Orleans when I was young too. Nothing quite like it. I lived in Thibideaux for awhile. Oil patch widow for awhile.

Stairways to nowhere...that rings a bell with me...hmm...

ubu13 on
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I'd love to hear your history sometime. Before I married (I was 27), I was quite adventurous, to put it mildly ;~) But I got pregnant the night I married, and boom, settled down here (after Ann Arbor, MI) for 35 years. It's been quite tame since then - most likely because my in-laws are English...LOL
mamajo on
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My history reads like a soap opera. lol I haven't been a lot of places (yet) but, I've done a lot of things. Not all tame. *grins*

I've been told I should write a book but, I always said I couldn't write a book and tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth while my mother lived. She has been gone almost eight years. The problem now is remembering it all. lol

ubu13 on
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My early history was fairly wild. But since marrying and moving out here, it's been fairly tame. That's the price you pay for stability - you don't have all that wonderful adventure. But you have other things to make up for it.

We have something else in common: my mother has been gone for over 5 years now. And yes, I have problems remembering it all too ;~) I'm gonna check out eons, though maybe not tonight. My spouse/spice wants to use the puter. Night night

 
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