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Wyers End

If you love Ross Chapin’s cottage designs as much as I do, you’ll be happy to know that another pocket community is now open in the White Salmon/Hood River area of  northern Oregon. The community is being developed by Smart Development and built by Skyward Construction. The landscape architect is Andrea Flint.



Wyers End is a small community of 18 cottages situated in a grove of mature oak trees with views of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River. The land parcel that the community is situated on used to be a high crime area until Chapin and Smart Development took over. They proposed to the city that the existing streets be narrowed to reduce the impervious surface area and avoid overheating of the microclimate.

Each of the cottages will have a private garden and will share the green spaces and the community building. They will also be situated to take advantage of the amount of natural light that comes in through the numerous windows. The cottages average about 1,100 square feet and include custom built-ins and cabinetry and low-VOC paints. The landscaping will be built for low water use. Parking will be on the community periphery.

“There is a market in tight times for well-designed, thoughtfully-built, smaller homes in a community setting,” Chapin said in Builder Magazine. “Baby Boomers, especially, are looking ahead and reconsidering their options. Most don’t want to end up isolated in a sheetrock castle.”



Photos courtesy of Ross Chapin Architects and Smart Development

By Christina Nellemann

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Content in a Cottage - February 17, 2009 Reply

Beyond fabulous. Is anything planned for the northeast?
Thanks, Rosemary

    Kent - February 17, 2009 Reply

    Not that I know of at this time. I will keep you posted if I learn of anything.

CetArenuemext - October 19, 2009 Reply

Hi There

I’m Looking to get Entertainment Centers or Wall Units For a new apartment building I’m invested in.
Can you folks give me a good recommendation of where is the best place to buy these? I live in Boston and I heard that the main thing about these Entertainment Centers is the cost of shipping and installation.


Jeff.n.Mo - August 11, 2011 Reply

COOL… I found a new pic of the the Lisette plan… and it’s at night too! COOL!!!!! I Love that plan!

beejsteph - March 19, 2015 Reply

I Wish There Were A Community Of Tiny Homes Here In Columbus, Ohio Where I Live!! I Would Definitely Be Interested!!

beth - March 21, 2015 Reply

Live in Mount Dora on a 1/4 acre l, lots of empty lots near me.Wonder how I could get this done.

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