Remember when a second home connoted a dwelling owners used occasionally, on the limited times annually when the family traveled from their primary residence for a vacation? That paradigm is being supplanted by the concept of “bi-residential” living, in which the modern second home rises to the status of an equal or near-equal of the main house. Tech advancements that make remote work possible have enabled owners to divide time between two comparatively proximate residences, enjoying for example the best of an urban lifestyle at one, and savoring a relaxed, countrified life at the other.

“Bi-residential living has unlocked the opportunity for many to have regular retreats close by,” says Greg Fischer, owner and managing principal broker of Oregon’s West + Main Homes. “Without the hassle of long vacations, there are short escapes nearly every weekend, deepening connections. Bi-residential living’s essence is not just in owning two homes but in belonging to two distinct communities.

“This duality introduces homeowners to a wider spectrum of interactions, adding depth to their daily engagements.”

Thirty minutes from downtown Bend, Ore., and 150 miles from Portland, Juniper Preserve is a 640-acre enclave spread out amid a 1,000-year-old juniper forest. Acclaimed as the region’s leading wellness destination, Juniper Preserve offers four distinct neighborhoods, as well as panoramic perspectives of the Cascade Mountains.

Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio golf courses, a full-service spa, multiple restaurants and an abundance of outdoor recreation make this a popular place with folks seeking a bi-residential lifestyle.

Written By: Jeffrey Steele
Published: Dec 6, 2023
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