This stunning Martis Camp home represents excellence in architectural design and won a 2018 Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Design Award.
The stroll from driveway to front door is all of maybe 100 feet. But with the lull of a creek alongside a path of hypnotically soothing steps, the journey becomes a comfortable, zen-like amble to a payoff that’s nothing short of amazing. Beyond the large pivot door is a display of modern architecture that could grace the finest magazines. To the left is a great room with vast windows and doors that unfold to a series of decks overlooking Martis Valley beyond and Springs Creek below. Beneath elegant wooden ceilings that subtly arc upward are the kitchen and dining room, both basking in the light pouring in from floor-to-ceiling windows. The main floor includes a media room just steps from the kitchen, a guest room, and a primary suite with private deck and fireplace. The glass hallway with views of the creek leads you to an upstairs that features two guest rooms and another suite whose deck overlooks the Carson Valley. The open walkway is exposed to the artistry of the downstairs living area and even features a creative viewpoint/reading alcove that hovers above the kitchen.
With 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, this 4,136-square-foot home is generous with storage, including a sleek, concealed European style. Cabinets are constructed from walnut and vertical grain Douglas fir. The deck beyond the downstairs suite mirrors the path that leads to the home and includes large, square pads of concrete stitched together by verdant ground cover. Aside from the lure of stepping out on the deck to take in the view, other attractions include a short walk to the Tennis Pavilion and Springs Pavilion as well as the Lookout Mountain Ski Lodge.