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Fabulous mountain modern retreat in the High Sierras

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A relaxed mountain modern home was commissioned by Ward Young Architects along with Riera Design and Interiors, located in the luxury community of Martis Camp, near North Lake Tahoe, California. This 8,500 square foot home is used by the homeowners as a golf and ski retreat. From the exterior, the architect designed the angular roof plans to mimic that of the High Sierra ridgelines. While the interior living environment was designed to make the home’s inhabitants feel like they were integrated with the Sierra Nevada landscape. Expansive windows framed by steel beams and pavilion-like spaces captures the essence of the surrounding nature.

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Above: This mountain modern retreat is constructed with material elements of stone, wood, and steel. Rich cedar cladding and stacked Wyoming stone are the prominent materials on the exterior facade. To help soak in the views are walls of glass lined with steel.

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What We Love: This mountain modern retreat is absolutely stunning, from the soaring ceilings to the fine details featured throughout. We especially love the luxurious John Pomp chandelier suspended from the entryway ceiling, inviting you into this heavenly abode. If you love mountain homes, than this home tour is sure to please! Reader, tell us, what do you think of the design of this home?

Note: The “Related” tags below are additional home tours that we have featured from Ward-Young Architecture.

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Above: The open plan great room features a palette of steel, wood and stone. The warmth of the walnut wood plank flooring radiates throughout. Illuminating the dining table and kitchen area are hand blown glass chandeliers by John Pomp.

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Above: A range of layered textures can be found throughout the home, from cotton velvet to mohair, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

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Above: The master bedroom’s many highlights including a feature wall of leather panelling. A king-sized platform bed sourced from Hudson compliments the scale of the space. Sliding glass doors leads out to a private deck and views of the tall pines.

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Above: In the master bedroom suite, a crushed velvet Christian Liaigre chaise lounge offers a sunny spot to curl up with a good read.

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Above: A picture window in the spa-like master bathroom frames the views, giving the illusion of bathing in nature.

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Photos: Paul Dyer

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