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Rustic mountain house with a modern twist in Truckee, California

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Built in the style of new mountain architecture, this home designed by Ward Young Architects offers a modern twist on the traditional, rustic mountain house. Located in Truckee, California, this was the HGTV Dream Home 2014. Built by Tanamera Construction, the design team employed traditional materials that are found in mountain homes, along with modern and industrial elements.

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What We Love: This rustic mountain house features open and airy living spaces that capitalizes on the surrounding rugged mountain views. The main living area showcases plenty of warmth and comfort through its color palette and heavy use of wood… and we are loving the soaring ceilings and windows framing spectacular views! … Readers, please share your thoughts on HGTV’s past dream house. Would this be your ultimate dream home, let us know why or why not in the comments below!

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“To create a building that had the sensibility of the classic Tahoe cabins, we created this great room space that had the dining, kitchen and living areas, all within a form that is reminiscent of that rustic, Tahoe style,” states the architect.

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Above: The kitchen island features a granite countertop with seating for five and plenty of workspace for gourmet cooking.

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Above: The kitchen is at the heart of the home, located on the first floor. It features a contemporary take on mountain design proving that beauty and function can intermingle.

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Above: This casual dining room seamlessly blends modern, rustic and industrial styles in an open space. Highlights includes, high ceilings, exposed wood beams and floor-to-ceiling windows that frames the rugged views.

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Above: The living room features expansive steel-framed windows that enables natural light to illuminate the space throughout the day. Exposed structural beams lends an industrial air to this space, while also creating an open and airy feel. Additional highlights to this space includes soaring ceiling, bright pops of color and soft textures.

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Above: This luminous family room features pops of color and comfortable, cozy seating to entertain family and friends in style. This space is the epitome of modern mountain style with its soaring ceiling, exposed wood beams and incredible view.

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Above: The master bedroom feels like a retreat with its warm, fall-inspired color palette. This space combines rustic, masculine details with bold hues and graphic patterns. Large windows helps to bathe the space in natural light. A steel fireplace adds a romantic ambiance.

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Above: This luxurious master bathroom was designed to be a relaxing space to enjoy the great outdoors while soaking in the freestanding tub.

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Above: The design of this eclectic guest bedroom was inspired by Lake Tahoe’s brilliant fall colors.

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Above: The children’s bunkroom has a treehouse feel with its vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. This space can accommodate four overnight guests. The bold colors and whimsical accessories adds to the overall aesthetic.

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Above: The laundry room is just as stylish as it is functional, showcasing bold stripes, industrial details and plenty of storage.

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Photos: Vance Fox / Eric Perry for HGTV

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