The owners had a vision. Create an inviting residence that could accommodate their two adult children and their growing families. Extra care was taken to design a space that could be as comfortable as possible and therefore they thought through every detail. The home is 9,800 square feet and a log hybrid which is stacked log and log elements incorporated into conventional framing. There is moss rock stone and boulders anchoring the home to indigenous landscaping. The home boasts one of a kind custom cabinetry throughout, alder custom interior doors and trim and distressed solid walnut flooring and stairs. There is onyx tile, mosaic tile and slabs throughout master bath and very detailed tile work in all of the baths and showers. This home also includes a theater with custom lighting, finishes and furniture.
Building at this level and this grand, on the side of a mountain, in high altitude (over 7,000 ft above sea level) presented its share of challenges. The winters here are extremely challenging with sub zero temperatures and extensive snow dumps throughout the winter. The home sits on a hillside and we had to mitigate sub surface water by installing a dewatering system that re-routed the water to the downhill side of home.
Architecturally, the couple embraced a transitional design melding a rustic log and stone aesthetic with a more elegant interior. The great room is an extension of the homes lodge-inspired look. To soften the space the owner and designers integrated refined finishes giving the home a sense of timeless elegance.
In the planning phase the owners paid special attention to their own space which includes arched double doors and a lofted ceiling which takes you to the master bedroom. The master bath is as elegant as it sounds with countertops and floors in gold onyx while an oversized soaking tub provides a 180 degree view. The spacious free-standing shower is stunning and the focal point of the room.
The owners quote on the project says it all and explains why we feel this home is award winning. "I was nervous living so far away, but when we moved in we couldn't find anything wrong - not one thing! The builder, architect and designers-everyone involved made this a joyful, easy experience. We're all still friends which says a lot!"