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Happy Fourth of July!

Hello! Can it already be JULY 2018? It is. And, besides celebrating the fourth, we are gearing up to do another Tour of Homes.

We hope you’ll come visit us in the weeks to come—we’d love […]

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Coffee Bar Anyone?

In the past, we’ve seen many homeowners install permeant coffee/espresso machines in their kitchen or master suites. While that is an elegant solution to the daily caffeine requirement, may we offer another solution?

A dedicated coffee bar […]

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Rustic Modern

Jess Alway is known for his fanciful custom homes. Usually they are a balance of  French Country and Western Montana Lodge. But this home just completed was particularly fun to work on. The homeowners were […]

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Looking for Land in Central Oregon?

Jess Alway Inc builds custom homes on your land.

If you are looking for a lot to build on anywhere in Central Oregon, please contact Dave Faegans at Alpine Real Estate: 541-419-7914 and mention Jess told […]

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Colorful Homes as Art

Jess Alway is not afraid of color.


You shouldn’t be afraid of color either.

Your home does not have to be a blank palate for furniture and artwork. Your home can BE the artwork!

This hardwood hand painted […]

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Wood Carving

Is there no end to the creative artistry of Jess Alway? He does this stuff for fun, folks.

After being inspired on Pinterest, Jess set out to create a Western-themed room for his grandkids. The backdrop was […]

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Venetian Plaster Fireplace All Done!

The Venetian Plaster Fireplace is all done now, and boy does it look good!

The finish is smooth and shiny (you can see the reflection from the spot light) and looks like leather from afar. We […]

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Exposed Bulb Lighting

Exposed bulb lighting is a fun new trend —that doesn’t have to be trendy.

The great thing about exposed bulb lighting is actually how versatile it is.

Throw some Edison bulbs in your light fixture for a […]

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New Project ALERT

Alway Homes is proud to announce a new project is in the works!

Get ready for an 8-lot subdivision located off Brad Street in NE Bend, Oregon.

You’ll find all the same fabulous personal touches Alway Homes […]

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We recently had the pleasure of working with real tile artists!

The folks at Tempest Tileworks make their tiles by hand—and that human touch makes all the difference. You can almost see the fingerprints and feel […]

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