While this Martis Camp home was designed to reveal pockets of inspiring and artistic touches at every corner, there is one place where creativity is front, center, and wonderfully in your face. At the hub of this 3,721 square-foot home — casting its glow on the great room, dining room, and kitchen — is a massive four-way fireplace made from riveted plates of metal with a base of bold granite stone. It can’t be missed and you can’t help but be drawn to it. That sense of awe and its effect on helping people connect with one another is repeated time and again in this 4-bedroom /3.5-bathroom home. It explains why Tahoe Quarterly named it “Best Interior Design” in 2014. The windowed corner nook features a leathered ceiling adorned with hand-sewn letters. The kitchen countertop and hood, both made from zinc, gather their share of attention, as does the climbing wall and fitness bag in the downstairs bunkroom and the artistically adorned powder room with the copper sink. The marching orders on this home were to create a sense of intimacy and curiosity as well as an appreciation for the significance of art and connections in life. The home does all that and then some. Beyond the bold, whimsically alluring fireplace is the kitchen, dining room and a great room that leads to a deck facing Lookout Mountain and Martis Valley. This vantage point features a barbecue area and a covered/heated cove with its own fireplace. Stage left of the great room is an office and the primary suite with impressive rock fireplace and separate sitting room. Downstairs, the vibe intensifies. There’s a media room with expansive red leather couch, big screen tv, climbing wall, mini-fridge, microwave, and adjacent bunkroom. A nearby bedroom with queen bed and a set of bunks accesses the back patio with hot tub, firepit and covered seating.
All this in a setting that Forbes calls “Possibly the best four-season private community in the U.S.” Welcome home, welcome to Martis Camp.