Sometimes, the finest lines an architect creates are not the ones you see but rather the ones you feel. Such is the case with this 4,454-square-foot-home. In the design process, nothing was more crucial than building a timeless Tahoe mountain home that blurred the lines between being indoors or out. Call it a beautiful state of confusion, if you will. Tuck it neatly into a quiet cul-de-sac where cross country and hiking paths meander their way into the forest and that essence of being one with nature is compounded. The winter’s morning sun pours through windows lining the great room, dining room, breakfast nook and kitchen. Taking in that same view of Sawtooth mountain is a terrace, firepit and hot tub. Crowning the great room and dining areas is a stunning ceiling with iron angles and stout beams. The master bedroom features a large metal fireplace and quiet patio. Downstairs, you’ll find another bedroom and an office while up beyond the large stairs are two bedrooms, one ideally suited for transforming into a bunkroom and the other with a fireplace, mini kitchen and private deck with forest views.
In addition to its privacy and the seamless flow between indoors and out are amenities that rank as top notch, including KitchenAid and Sub-Zero. The 4-bed, 4.5 bath home is hydronically heated and for those rare days where thermostats are tested, there’s A/C in the master bedroom. Throughout the home you’ll find hickory floors along with woods that include cherry and alder. The centerpiece of the kitchen, — its large counter — is made from Taj Mahal quartzite.