Mountain getaway with rustic yet refined style in California’s High Sierra


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 TahoeCalifornia. 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.

Above: 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.


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!


What We Love: This stunning mountain getaway offers plenty of fabulous details, from the indoor-outdoor connection to the dreamy kitchen. A floor-to-ceiling stone clad fireplace in the living room would be the spot we would spend most of our time enjoying. This is one incredibly designed home… Readers, what do you think? Would you put this on your bucket list of dream houses? Tell us in the Comments!

Note: Love mountain retreats? We have featured plenty here on One 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.


Above: The stove is by A La Cornue stove, while the hood with copper accents was custom fabricated. The backsplash is Fiddlestick tiles by Ceramic Tile Design. Limestone countertops were sourced from Exquisite Surfaces. They were given a hand-distressed treatment to give the space a lived-in aesthetic.




Above: The steps are composed of reclaimed barn wood.

Photos: House Beautiful

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