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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!

Every house needs a mirror. Many, in fact. You expect them in certain areas: powder baths, master bathrooms, and often times closets.

Mirrors, like lighting, can be a fun, personal addition to […]

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Work at Home

Do you work at home? One of the many advantages to custom building is preparing your own workspace, custom fit to your career and house.

At Alway Homes, we help design home offices for the vast majority […]

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Creative Ceilings, Something Outside the Ordinary

If there is one thing you can count on when building an Alway custom home, it is that there will never ever be a repeat.

Your home is truly, absolutely unique.

From the floorboards to the ceiling, every […]

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Jess Alway at Work

It’s a common sight.

Jess Alway in his natural habitat, on a job site, tools in hand.

He is one builder that you will not find in the office. If ever someone loved what they do, it’s […]

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2016 Tour of Homes

Jess might not have a home in the Tour this year (he’s finishing up an enormous custom home just outside of Bend), but we still remember all the great award winners of recent past, today!

Mountain […]

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It’s an Alway Homes house so we know there are highlights EVERYWHERE—special touches throughout this home that go far above and beyond most homebuilding standards.

Take this quick shot Jess sent me this morning. He was really […]

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Custom Metalwork


One of Alway Homes favorite details to utilize in a custom home is specific metalwork.


Gates, handrails, lights and rail systems—we love to create unique pieces of functional art for homes.


Handrails can be a fun place […]

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A Look Back at Pronghorn

Pronghorn remains one of Central Oregon’s hottest resorts. Complete with two award-winning golf courses, pools and tennis courts, this get-away in the middle of the high desert attracts visitors from all over the world.

Alway Homes […]

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Country Estate Progress

The Country Estate near Bend, Oregon is coming along quickly now.

This photo of the front door was taken just before stucco.

As you can see, the body of the home will be a nice deep barn […]

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Breckenridge Spec


Alway Homes is excited to announce the near completion of plans for our latest spec in the Breckenridge development, Bend, Oregon.

Located near St. Charles Hospital, Breckenridge is in a great spot—close to dining, shopping, and […]

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