Located on the edge of a conservation area in Bend, Oregon, this family vacation house is oriented towards panoramic views of the Cascade Mountain Range. Built on a sloping site, the house is conceived as a lightweight glassy structure projecting off a bisecting concrete retaining wall that serves as an anchor extending out into the landscape. The three-sided glass great room floats over the natural environment, limiting the home’s footprint and allowing wildlife to pass below. Strong horizontal lines and a simple, durable material palette help to integrate the home into the expansive and rugged high desert landscape. Close to world-class skiing and mountain biking areas, ample attention is given to gear storage, making this an excellent home base for outdoor adventures.