This custom Bluffview home has a private, indoor-outdoor design

Looking for something luxe, contemporary and with flexibility for indoor or outdoor living? This three-bedroom home built by Phillip Jennings Custom Homes in 2012 has open spaces that allow for easy flow while entertaining and a number of spots designed to maximize flexibility for indoor-outdoor living. Plus there are two pools — a wading pool and a regular pool — in the backyard.

This 4,573-square-foot custom home has plenty of unique features, including an outdoor shower, a wooden bathtub and a sauna in the primary suite. Folding exterior doors throughout the house open the indoor spaces to the outdoor living areas.

Listing agent Wendy Harkness of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate said the flooring is the same inside the home as it is on the outdoor patio, which gives the spaces a connected feel when bifold doors are open.

“It’s a seamless connection between the inside and the outdoors,” Harkness said.

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A Tiny A-Frame Cabin in England Self Built With Sustainable Materials

AR Design Studio recently completed The Climber’s Cabin, a tiny, A-frame cabin in southern England. The 25-square-meter (approx. 269-square-foot) structure, which resides where a forest and stream meet, provides guest quarters and a space for the owner’s children that’s separate from the main house. The client requested the cabin design to be self built, thereby reducing the amount of tradespeople needed, while using sustainable, locally-sourced materials. The resulting cabin is a tranquil retreat amongst nature offering an escape from everyday life.

Four A-frame trusses were built offsite then installed on the property with the help of some friends. Upcycled scaffold boards clad the interior surfaces while local cedar shingles cover the outside. Thick insulation protects the cabin all year long reducing the need for additional heating.

A deck wraps around one side of the cabin extending the usable space to the outside during warmer times.

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See the latest design trends, tour remodeled Portland area homes this weekend

Dreamy magazine spreads of stylish homes can’t deliver the same experience as actually walking through a space that represents the latest design trends in livable layouts, with resilient products and tasteful décor.

The 2022 Tour of Remodeled Homes on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, let’s you take your time wandering through five upgraded private homes throughout the greater Portland area and ask local remodeling contractors about updating a kitchen, reworking a bathroom or adding a room.

The tour, produced by the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland and its Professional Remodelers Organization, returns to an in-person event after virtual events in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

Tour goers ($30, can hear about energy efficient upgrades, scratch- and water-resistant flooring like luxury vinyl planks, and composite siding and newer paint products that last longer.

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Senate adopts impeachment rules | News

BY a vote of 5 to 3, the Senate on Thursday adopted the impeachment rules proposed by the Committee on Judiciary, Government, Law and Federal Relations and the Committee on Executive Appointments and Governmental Regulations.

The rules were adopted as Senate Resolution 22-1, which was introduced by Senate President Jude U. Hofschneider, a Republican from Tinian.

Floor amendments were proposed by minority bloc Sens. Edith Deleon Guerrero, a Saipan Democrat, and Paul Manglona, a Rota independent, and put to a vote, but these were rejected, 3 to 5.

Joining Deleon Guerrero and Manglona in voting for the amendments was Rota Independent Sen. Teresita Santos.

Senate Vice President Justo Quitugua, a Saipan Republican, was absent.

The other senators are Republicans Francisco Cruz of Tinan, Victor Hocog of Rota, Karl King-Nabors of Tinian, and Vinnie Sablan of Saipan, the running mate of Republican Gov. Ralph DLG Torres.

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Senate President Hofschneider

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