Project Description

Below is a photo gallery of a custom log home Steve completed in 2007 designed by the internationally recognized architect, Jerry Locati. The home features beautiful Northwest style log home combining a sensible floor plan with intricate one-of-a-kind details that blend perfectly with the surrounding Deschutes Forest.

Project Details


December, 2007


17 months


Jerry Locati


8,225 sq ft | 5 bedrooms, 6 baths

Project Gallery

Vandevert Ranch Sunriver Oregon Log Home Exterior Lights
Vandevert Ranch Sunriver Oregon Log Home Fencing
Vandevert Ranch Sunriver Oregon Log Home Entry Dusk
Vandevert Ranch Log Home Exterior Dusk
Vandevert Ranch Sunriver Oregon Log Home Driveway
Vandevert Ranch Sunriver Oregon Log Home Mountain Views
Vandevert Ranch Sunriver Oregon Log Home Views

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There are few communities in the country quite like Vandevert Ranch:

Vandevert Ranch is an exclusive, private community just 20 minutes south of Bend, Oregon. The Little Deschutes River intersects the 350 acres of common land owned and shared by the ranch owners. Each ranch owner owns about 50 acres and most homestead in a custom built log home. The log homes built in Vandevert Ranch have been designed and built by leading log home architects and custom home builders, including Steve Bennett Builders. Steve has built three gorgeous log homes in this development and is very proud to have made his mark – you can see some photos of those houses on this page and also in his photo gallery.

Charlie Vandevert purchased the land in 1892 for $600. The ranch in fact pre-dates the founding of the city of Bend. You can find fascinating articles written about Bill Vandevert, the Clark Massacre where Bill’s mother was injured in an Indian attack on the Oregon Trail, and on a Vandevert ancestor, Michael Pauluzen Vandevert, who was a “pioneer” Dutch settler of New Amsterdam (now New York City).

Vandevert Ranch historic map Sunriver Oregon