Barns are beautiful. They’re a connection with a simpler time—a structure that was built by hand, without heavy machinery. Today we see the prevalence of barn wood being used in almost everything. From furniture to home remodeling, barn wood is everywhere.
Writer Sophia Bennett and photographer Matthew Eaton explore the history and beauty of Oregon barns. "They captured my imagination," Eaton says when asked what he loves about barns. "Over decades of providing protection and fighting gravity, the character they developed was largely forgotten by all but a few who took notice of their crooked frames, bulging belt-lines and thinning roofs and saw beauty not only in the total package but in the individuality of their parts.”
This year NW Natural's Street of Dreams is showcasing five luxury homes set on Tumwater Reserve Winery in West Linn, Oregon. Here's a behind the scenses glimpse at the progress of each multimillion dollar home and projected renderings of the finished houses.
After receiving hundreds of entries for our Dream Bedroom Makeover contest, we have selected a winner and the renovation process is about to begin. And the winner is...