The scene of family and friendship unfolding on the back patio arrives like clockwork every day, shifting from one season to the next. And in the moments you cherish most is the rhythm of the nearby creek tumbling over boulders and whispering to the stars. This peaceful scene is interrupted only by the stories and laughter emanating from the upstairs dorm where kids are spinning tales of today and dreams of tomorrow. Such is the pace of this 4,439-square-foot Martis Camp home, its windows and patio oriented to the panorama of nature and play. That visual is front and center the moment you enter, with great room, kitchen and dining room drinking in the scene. Bold, beautiful beams tie these spaces together, the kitchen flanked by a breakfast nook that doubles as a board game table by night. The master bedroom down the hall opens up to the jacuzzi, firepit, and deck with barbecue bay and a heated dining area with tableside fireplace. There’s a junior master on the other wing of the lower level while the stairs arrive at a lengthy landing that overlooks the spacious downstairs living area. Up here is a media room, a bedroom, tables with checkers, kings, knights and rooks at the ready, and that lively dorm of single beds that’s fit for the young.
This 5-bed, 5.5-bath storybook home’s interiors was designed by Kim Anderson, the same visionary behind the Camp Lodge, Family Barn, Ski Lodge, Lost Library and Beach shack. Custom touches include a Dutch front door, Calacata gold marble and white Caesarstone kitchen countertop, and a distinctive range hood. The bar features a wine fridge beneath the counter. And present at all points of the home – but especially from your favored seat on the back patio – are those sounds of the forest that have a way of softly waking you up and calming you down.