16796 Pony Express
Dear Future Homeowner
In 2012, Bob and I retired to Sunriver, after spending many years in the wine business, in the Willamette Valley. Our desire was to be close to nature, enjoy the many outdoor activities that living in the Sunriver area enables and build a home, with personal touches, displaying our love for the wine industry. We hired a local home builder, Trevin Webster, to build our home. Trevin was the consummate artist we were looking for, personally building much himself, with few subs. This is a well built home. We were able to customize the kitchen with wine barrel flooring, barrel bands on the island lights and Dacor appliances (Lynn loves to cook). The oversized entry has a cellar feel, using reclaimed barnwood beams and wine barrel touches. Coziness in the winter snow is maximized with the Montecito wood burning fireplace. Our pleasant surprise was that the fireplace heats the entire home.
One of our goals for the great room was to bring the outdoors into the area, choosing colors that blend with the forest. It faces the large common area, a piece of the beautiful Deschutes National Forest. We are blessed by nature here with visiting deer, an abundant variety of birds year-around, and acrobatic squirrels. On occasion, you may even be visited by deer, elk or porcupine. We have snowshoed outside our front door, bicycled and walked on the river path just across the street, kayaked down river from the state park and launched our fishing boat at the marina a block away. If you like the outdoors, this is the place to be! Our family, visitors and grandchildren have enjoyed all the amenities of this private community, especially the pool, tennis courts, and bike paths.
The community mingles over potlucks, Christmas parties and monthly board meetings. This is a well managed HOA.
We will miss this beautiful home, the friends we have made here, and abundant outdoor activities.
Family calls: we have 4 children and 9 grandchildren in the Willamette Valley. Our son still maintains a vineyard. We are returning to loved ones, a bitter-sweet move, to perhaps engage in a bit of the wine industry, once again.
Bob & Lynn