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Award Winning Home Design

In 2018, the Central Oregon Builder’s Association honored Darrin Hollyman with the Home Designer of the Year award. Hollyman has drawn hundreds of house plans in his twenty-five-year career.  As a result, he has met many amazing people and been rewarded with several happy clients. However, winning this award has been his highest honor to date.

“It’s so humbling, and such a high tribute, to be honored by your peers.” Darrin Hollyman

Hollyman Design specializes in custom house plans designed to preserve the natural beauty of Central Oregon. Hollyman’s success lies in listening to his clients to produce a list of their home wishes. Consequently, Darrin spends time walking the build site, understanding where the views are, noting where the sun comes up and identifying where are good areas to spend time both inside and out.

Making the Environment a Priority

Ever present in Hollyman’s house plans is his desire to respect and work within the existing environment. For example, by carefully designing and placing homes that blend into the natural landscape of the desired community, he preserves the natural beauty of Central Oregon. That is to say, this emphasis is key to Hollyman’s home design process.  With so many years of experience and so many projects under his belt, and even a major award won, one reward remains the same for Hollyman— designing a home that a new owner will love.

If you are interested in building in Central Oregon and have something special in mind, contact us – we would love to hear from you. We love talking about home design!

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Brasada Ranch Loy

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Brasada Ranch Anderson

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Powell Butte

Skyliner at Broken Top Paulson

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Happy Clients

We had the great pleasure of working with Darrin Hollyman on the design of our dream home in Central Oregon. Darrin is a true artist in his craft of designing both interior and exterior elements that created a home that far exceeded our initial vision. His years of experience and deep understanding of design and craftsmanship were evident in his spectacular design. He created not just a house, but a home that has exceptional functionality, use of space, creative features, and a connection to the land and views it offers. He listened and incorporated our ideas and wish list, and offered so many great ideas and recommendations of his own that made this our true dream home. We appreciate his attention to detail, his work with our builder and team, and bringing so much expertise to the project. We felt very comfortable having Hollyman Design represent us during the design process. From start to finish, working with Darrin was a truly enjoyable, fun, and positive experience. We are grateful we chose Hollyman Design. We recommended them with highest regard to anyone looking for quality above and beyond the norm in home design.

The Johnson’s - Brasada Ranch

From our first introduction to Darrin, we knew he was our guy. He took the time to get to know us and our lifestyle with regard to the design of our home. He collaborated well with our contractor and interior designer which has been a win for us. Darrin has made himself available to us throughout the building process and visits our build regularly, his continued presence has been greatly appreciated. We can’t wait for the finished product but it already feels like home thanks to Darrin.

Rick and Marcie Gwin – Eagle Crest

“We had an excellent experience working with Darrin who designed the perfect home for us. He incorporated all of our design ideas into an amazing, family-friendly home with plenty of space for guest and relatives. Though we had many iterations and changes during the design process, Darrin was always helpful, responsive and thorough with each revision. Thanks Darrin, for helping us create our dream home!”

~Paulson’s

Paulson's

We own a home in central Oregon which was in need of a remodel. The challenge was to transform it from a vacation home into a permanent residence. After reading about hollyman design in Western Home Journal, reviewing his website, and an interview we knew we had our Building Designer. As a retired interior designer I value a professional who is a great communicator, asks questions to arrive at a design concept which will meet their clients needs and expectations, and recognizes how it should function at its best, with lots of style. We also had a tight deadline where we needed a preliminary plan drawn up to present to an ARC Committee for approval within a month. Darrin exceeded our expectations in all these areas, along with designing a beautiful 1500 square foot addition! Thank you Darrin, and we highly recommend Hollyman Design!

The Seeley’s - Black Butte

Picking a new home designer can be a pretty daunting experience especially if you’re building your last home and have a lot with incredible views. I purchased a lot with views of the Three Sisters, Broken Top, Mt Bachelor, Mt Jefferson, and Mt Hood from several different directions. It was imperative to us that our new home design took advantage of these gorgeous Mt views. My wife and I decided on hollyman design (Darrin Hollyman) after attending the COBA show, seeing his homes that were in the show, and reading about his work in several of the Central Oregon trade magazines. After a lengthy interview with Darrin, he asked us to create a “must have” and “wish list” of the features we wanted in our new home. We walked the building site with Darrin and discussed some of the key “must haves” and how they related to a home design that worked for us. The entry into our new home because of the lot configuration, was perfectly set up to construct a bridge with a water feature flowing under under it. We told Darrin as you walked along the bridge approaching the entry, South Sister needed be the first thing you see through a substantial wall of glass. After several iterations of our new home plan, Darrin came up with exactly what we wanted. He tied in everything we wanted into a home design that became one with the building site. A five-car garage, no steps into the house, Mountain and sunset views from almost every room in the house. As we are nearing completion of our new home, I look at how dead-on Darrin placed our new home to get the views, and making sure that South Sister was the focal point of our entry. We got exactly what we asked for in a new home.

Terry Kingsfather and Candy Sheldon - Eagle Crest

When we decided to downsize from a 4800 sq foot high-maintenance home in Redmond, OR we chose Hollyman Design to design our new home. We had a long list of “must haves” for our new home at Brasada Ranch and Darrin Hollyman designed a home for us that fulfilled that list to a tee. Some of the things that we asked for included a split plan home with open concept living, dining, and kitchen with a walk-in pantry and a flip-up window for entertaining access to the back terrace. We also wanted large access doors to the terrace that tuck into the wall for enjoying the indoor/outdoor living that Central Oregon affords. A large craft room/office for me and an office/TV room for my husband were essential, as were a large master suite with an over-sized walk in closet and a zero entrance open shower. One guest bedroom with bath and a bunk room for the grandkids were all we needed to complete our wish list. We got everything and more in a beautifully designed 2700 sq foot low maintenance smart home. I would highly recommend Darrin Hollyman to design your next home.

Constance Hensley-Jones - Brasada Ranch

My husband and I hired Darrin Hollyman to design our home at Brasada Ranch. Our builder, Conone Davis, immediately recommended him and as we were heading to our hotel that day we got a call from Darrin who said something to the effect, “I’m standing on your lot and I can already picture how I’d lay out your house!” We made a U-turn and the rest is history.

We couldn’t be happier with the end result. Darrin optimized our view and outdoor living space, factoring in the sun, shade and wind so each area offers protection from different elements. He created the guest-wing and master bedroom area of our dreams, and recommended we build out the downstairs for functional as well as architectural benefits. Darrin also demonstrated his acute awareness of the symmetry and balance of his designs, not just from the front of the house but from every angle.

And finally, we appreciate Darrin’s instinct to capture the Central Oregon vibe that attracted us to this part of the country.

My husband and I highly recommend Hollyman Design to anyone hoping to build their future home.

Sincerely,

Sara Freeman - Brasada Ranch