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RETREAT IN THE MOUNTAINS: Award Winning Lake Tahoe Home

Posted September 10, 2013 by & filed under

Transformation: to change in form, appearance or structure. Here we did all three. The modern mountain style is known for clean architectural lines, natural materials and authentic finishes embodied in this home renovation. Materials such as chocolate wenge, Brazilian cherry, hot rolled steel and grey limestone create the saturated palette that serves as the background for rich fabrics and contemporary art.

During the design process we began with the structure of the home: ceiling, fireplaces, and other architectural features such as staircases and the front door. From there, the design grew into the bespoke furnishings that were custom designed to coordinate with those structural features. One example I am particularly fond of is the dining table that is created by the combination of two 90° sections of exotic wood. This maintains the clean lines and structural elements of the home.

In addition to updating the finishes and furnishings in the home, the floor plan was overhauled by the designer to create a focal point wine cellar, a new staircase element and a new powder room division as well as combining two bedrooms into a master suite that includes his and her closets. During this remodel there was far more going on than just the interiors. Ted Brobst and his team from Ward Young Architecture and Planning were fantastic as they reworked certain exterior elements and assisted with all the structural changes on the interior of the home. We have to say a huge thank you for their teamwork on this project.

This project was recently honored with the Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Home Award as well as placing in the 2013 ASID AZ North Design Excellence Awards. This project was a blessing, especially in getting to know and love such a wonderful family, which, in the end, is the greatest reward.

(Photos by: Dino Tonn Photography)Before and After