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Balance on the Bluff

The “Cedar Creek Bluff Retreat” blends organic, rustic and contemporary aesthetics, enriched with refined industrial accents to fulfill the homeowners’ desire for exposed steel details. The home also features exposed beams, reclaimed wood, solid wood doors and natural stone. B.L. Rieke was challenged to establish scale, balance materials, make basic elements “feel” unique and conceptualize their clients’ envisioned dream home down to the smallest details. 

For example, in the main bedroom, hardwood flooring planks were installed at an angle. The design-build team extended this angular style to the uplit wood-plank recessed ceiling feature and and also at the entry. The team also meticulously sourced—and often customized—products.

The front exterior showcases a dynamic mix of natural stone, reclaimed lumber, steel, wood beams, cedar lap siding, COR-TEN (weathering steel) ribbed siding and mixed material garage doors. These textures create continuity, contrast and unity throughout the house. The result is an eclectic home that marries the rugged charm of rustic elements with the sleek sophistication of contemporary and industrial design.


B.L. Rieke Custom Homes


Josie Henderson


Community: The Communities of Cedar Creek   Appliances and Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery   Cabinets: Miller’s Custom Cabinets  Countertops: SCI – Surface Center Interiors   Fireplace: Midwest Fireplace   Flooring: ProSource Wholesale; SVB Wood Floors  Hardware: Locks & Pulls  Lighting: Rensen House of Lights   Painter: Millennium Painting  Roofing: Imperial Roofing   Siding: COR-TEN Steel   Windows: Andersen Windows & Doors

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