Today’s house tour is a mountain getaway infused with a mix of modern and Belgian-farmhouse style by designer Will Wick, located in Lake Tahoe, California. This Martis Camp vacation home was designed for a young couple with three children, the casual style atmosphere fits perfectly with its surrounding environment of pine trees. The designer selected of color palette of neutrals and warm hues wrapped in clean lines contrasted with rustic materials for a cool mountain aesthetic. To pull off the Belgian look, the designer selected chunky furnishings and oversize black granite tiles for the flooring. The tiles were sandblasted in order to give the effect of Belgian bluestone with white grouting. The flooring invigorates the space, while the walls were dressed in warmth with bleached cedar that has been given a whitewashed finish. The designer wanted the tones to be simple so as not to detract from the natural setting seen through all of the sunlit windows. The window frames were all painted black to not only add definition but to draw your eyes to the beautiful scenery outside. To create an indoor-outdoor connection, accordion window walls were added to either side of the living area to extend the space for entertaining. The outdoor living space encompasses sun loungers and a dining area with a fire pit to enjoy fresh air and dining al fresco.
An elk head comprised of drift wood graces the dry stacked stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace, created an additional focal point to this stunning living room. The custom cabinets on either side of the fireplace plays host to a wet bar on one side and a concealed television on the other.
Love mountain retreats? We have featured plenty here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at some past inspiration: Modern vacation retreat in the woods near Lake Tahoe and New York loft meets mountain modern living in Lake Tahoe.
The kitchen was left as an open concept to keep the space feeling casual and to make it easy for kids. With two floating islands, this kitchen is the perfect design to enjoy both cooking and entertaining, not to mention having a great flow for keeping an eye on little ones!
Photos: House Beautiful
This modern log estate was designed as a relaxing family vacation getaway by VAg Architects and Planners, nestled high on a mountaintop in Denver, Colorado. This sprawling home features beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces that is styled to give a resort-like ambiance. The interior features soaring ceilings, exposed wooden trusses, wood beams, exquisite light fixtures and cozy furnishings, everything you would imagine in a mountain home. Large expanses of windows in every room not only brings in lots of daylight, it also takes advantage of the fantastic views that this area has to offer. The exterior facade is clad in stone and wood logs, with serval outdoor living spaces, including a spacious outdoor deck that looks out over the surrounding mountainous landscape. This is the perfect retreat for both winter and summer vacations, with skiing in the winter and wonderful hiking trails in the summer.
Are you seeking for more great inspiration here on 1 Kindesign? We have featured plenty of mountain retreats in the past, here are a couple of our favorites in case you missed them, Contemporary mountain home in Aspen by Poss Architecture and Modern mountain home in the high Sierras: Flight House.
A floor to ceiling fireplace is a dramatic focal point to this stunning living room. Cozy seating arrangements invites family and guests to curl up and make conversation. Floor to ceiling windows invites nature in and illuminates the space. An area rug makes the space feel warm and adds texture and color.
Photos: Courtesy of VAg Architects and Planners
Port Streets residence is farmhouse style with rustic details designed by Eric Olsen Design, located in the Harbor View Homes area of Newport Beach, California. Designed for a young couple with two kids, this lovely home is nestled in a neighborhood with beautiful back years and streets lined with trees. The designer wanted to build a home that still fit into the neighborhood but was more unique, with a modern farmhouse style, as if it belonged in Napa Valley. The inspiration for the design palette was clean modern lines harmoniously blended with natural rustic materials. The clients wanted a stylish and fresh design approach, yet be family friendly to stand the test of time. Upon entry into this lovely home, you immediately sense an air of openness, with an open hallway and clerestory windows above, plenty of light penetrates the space. The main, open concept living spaces are arranged on the first floor, with the private zones of the bedrooms dispersed on the second level. From the entry you can also see straight through to the dining area out the outdoor living area with a dramatic fireplace. Eye-catching details can be seen throughout the interiors, with rustic reclaimed wood and a sliding barn door that closes off a wing of the upstairs hallway. Adding to the farmhouse feel is the staircase, a focal point in of itself, with the railing comprised of wood and stainless steel cables. The interiors showcase inviting materials and plenty of warmth, everything from reclaimed wood to built-in bookshelves, wood paneling and moldings, all adding texture to the spaces. Built-ins add a personal touch to the home, displaying the owner’s collection of old books and other decorative items.
You will find a neutral color palette with the odd pop of color, creating harmony and a sense of calmness. The furnishings are a mix of the owner’s own pieces from their previous home, some of which are antiques collected from a warehouse scouted in Los Angeles., Big Daddy’s Antiques. What do you think of this wonderful home we have featured here on 1 Kindesign, is there anything in particular you like or do not like about it? Please let us know in the comments section below, we would love your feedback! Are you in need of further inspiration?
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Photos: Courtesy of Eric Olsen Design & Luxe Source
This magical stone clad residence was designed as a new home for a young family by McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors, located in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Built in 2011, the exterior of the home showcases gabled roofs that echo the neighborhoods 1920s English style houses and cottages. Upon entrance to the H-shaped plan home, one is welcomed with views straight through to the back garden. The interiors boast a soft color palette and cozy atmosphere, inviting you to get comfortable. “I wanted it to be atmospheric, soft and a little bit foggy, a house is not just visual, it should be sensual,” states the designer. The living area offers double height ceiling and a variety of seating arrangements which gives the space a nice scale and the illusion of intimacy. Spans of handmade leaded windows allows natural light to penetrate throughout the spaces. Wire-brushed oak floors offer a tactile finish, along with wood-hewn beams in the living area.
A cozy fireplace accented by a plush chair greets guest upon arrival into the concrete tiled front entryway. The soft and fluffy goatskin rug, although seemingly decadent and possibly inappropriate for someone walking in with muddy boots, is actually a great selection since the rug is full of lanolin and stays clean. What do you think of this home, do you feel that is has a great design aesthetic? Please let us know in the comments section below!
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Oak beams in the breakfast nook makes the space feel rustic yet sophisticated.
Luxurious fabrics such as velvet and silk cocoon the master bedroom retreat, making it feel grand and opulent in scale.
Photos: Courtesy of McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors
This rustic bunkhouse was designed by Carter Kay Interiors as a guesthouse for a couple who have adult children and grandchildren visiting them in Ennis, Montana. The house is comprised of 1,600 square feet (149 square meters) of living space with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The owner’s enjoy entertaining and hosting overnight guests, so building this guesthouse was the perfect solution. Nestled along the Madison River Valley, those who visit the ranch come for what the area is famous for, fly fishing. The direction of the interior design of the home centered around a piece of art, a paining of a fly fisherman. Colors were picked up from the painting and dispersed throughout the home, blues, greens and khakis. The painting now decorates one of the bedrooms, hung over a custom designed console table with iron legs, vintage gears and a reclaimed wood top. Each one of the bedrooms has a private door that leads out to the exterior of the home. With the main house nearby, this allows everyone to be on their own schedule without disturbing other guests staying in the bunkhouse. What are your thoughts on this wonderful retreat? Would you be comfortable vacationing here?
Have a look at another bunkhouse we featured here on 1 Kindesign, Cozy rustic bunkhouse getaway in Northern Wisconsin. Love Carter Kay Interiors work? We have featured their talent in another article, Rustic meets contemporary in Montana: Channels Ranch.
The main entryway sets a casual tone with slate flooring that is easy to clean and a bench for taking off or putting on your shoes.
Above the console table is the piece of artwork that set off the interior design direction of the home (the color palette was selected from the hues in the painting).
The living room is very comfortable and casual, inviting you to sit down and have great conversation. The living space is open to a breakfast nook and small kitchen, a perfect arrangement for family gatherings. The wooden horses were discovered at a flea market, setting off a playful tone. There is a real Western flair that has been created in this space, with the hide chairs, wooden coffee table and blue denim fabric on the sofa, as well as the warm wood flooring.
The sunlit breakfast nook features a playful hand-forged steel table that has attached seats, selected with kids in mind.
This cool light fixture was custom designed for the space, crafted to simulate Montana ranch fences and ropes.
This small kitchen was designed with the idea that it would be more of a breakfast kitchen than a full kitchen. The owners wanted everyone to dine together, so they equipped the small space with just the essentials, such as a microwave and a spot for grabbing some coffee on the go. To create warmth in the space, countertops were crafted from reclaimed wood, as were the shelves. The area rug adds a pop of color to the space.
The home offers to master bedrooms on either side of the living area, with a third bedroom connected to this master, offering twin beds for the children. The walls are clad in a tongue and groove and wooden beams decorate the ceiling. A series of photographs above the bed adds a pop of color to the space. The flooring is a cheetah print, which adds some personality to the space.
This dresser came as a set that was discovered while out on a shopping excursion for antiques; they were refinished to fit into the design scheme of each of the master bedrooms. The one pictured above was finished in a gray wash. The colorful vintage scarab scroll above the dresser was selected as a fun nod to the family’s history in the pest control business.
Photos: EMR Photography
The Pointe on Andesite is a rustic style luxury log cabin designed with elegance and comfort by Bozeman-based Pearson Design Group, located in Big Sky, Montana. This is an inviting house design where family and friends can come and relax and feel at home. The interiors feature durable fabrics and furnishings, everything is functional and has its place. There are lots of windows to soak in the mountainous views and allow natural light to penetrate the depths of the home. An indoor rustic wood balcony can be found in the living room, bordering around the double story stone fireplace. Everything in the interiors is in keeping with the area, the living spaces are elegant enough for art yet practical enough for muddy boots. The home is comprised of a beautiful living room, kitchen, dining room, cozy bedrooms, bathrooms, a basement and wine cellar. Right off the kitchen is a stunning outdoor covered patio with a fireplace for intimate gatherings with family and friends.
The home is situated high up on forested mountain site with sweeping views of the surrounding rugged landscape. A traditional style log cabin spread out over three levels, this spacious home has everything one could possibly want in a vacation retreat. We would love to know your thoughts in the comments section below, would this be your idea of a perfect vacation home?
Love rustic homes? Check out more inspiration here on 1 Kindesign in some of our past features including, Sumptuous Montana retreat featuring cozy rustic-modern and Rustic-modern ski house in Big Sky.
Photos: Courtesy of Pearson Design Group
Mandelbaum House is a charming barn-style home designed by RhDesign, sited on a heavily forested lakefront site in the Berkshires, a mountain range within Massachusetts. A beautiful blend of rustic and refined, this 2,900 square foot house is the perfect vacation retreat. Nestled on 200 feet of lakeside property, this site was originally a campground with three cottages and several outbuilding, rented out for generations. When it came to renovating the property, the clients and designer decided to honor what was already existing to the site. They maintained the feeling of privacy by respecting the natural landscape. The interior structure of the home is outlined with reclaimed wood. Two stories high, the living area offers a double height ceiling with lots of natural light filtering into the home through plenty of windows. The exterior of the home features a metal roof and covered in fieldstone, cement board and cedar shingles. A recessed porch on the second level helps to make the scale of the home feel intimate. Offering a traditional yet modern feel, the calm gray color of the home is soothing in its environment.
The interiors showcases wood flooring and a neutral color palette, with white walls helping to bounce light further into the spacious home. An area rug in the living room adds texture and makes the space feel warm and cozy even with a high ceiling. Clerestory windows helps to bring more light into the space. The dining room has doors that swing open to revel a cozy terrace with an outdoor eating space to enjoy the surrounding wooded environment.
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Photos: Boston Globe
Lifeguard Shack is a gorgeous rustic wooded retreat designed by Walton Architecture, located in Martis Camp, a private community in Lake Tahoe, California. The design team also worked with Gallagher Construction, building this home to meticulous perfection. The mountain home is wrapped in a coniferous forest in the high Sierra, offering the outmost privacy, perfect for a family retreat escaping big city life. Comprised of 3,249 square feet of living space, this spacious home offers sumptous indoor and outdoor living spaces with four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms. Spread out over two levels, the public spaces offer soaring ceilings with hand scraped wood flooring and wooden ceilings. Special highlights of this home includes reclaimed wood, metal and brick found throughout the interior and exterior of the home. The architects were also responsible for the interior design of this home.
Walls of glass seems to wrap around the entire home, bathing it natural light. The outdoor living area is sheltered under roof, running through the middle of the home, separating spaces. Folding wooden wall panels in the main living spaces opens the interiors to the exterior environment, for perfect indoor-outdoor connection. Have a look through the pictures below, if you love modern rustic, this home will not disappoint. Let us know what you think, could you vacation here?
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Although the ceilings are high, the wood on both the floor and ceiling adds warmth to the space and makes it feel cozy. Beautiful area rugs in the living and dining areas helps to delineate spaces in this open plan. Cozy seating arrangements make for great conversational spaces and good flow. The fireplace is the focal point to this room, with the furnishings arranged around it. Large expanses of glazing allows for views into the wooded landscape and natural light.
Photos: Vance Fox
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