You may recognize this rustic mountain home from HGTV's Dream Home 2014 Giveaway (and maybe you were even the one to win it), but if not we want to introduce you. Found in Lake Tahoe, CA., this custom-built, 3,200-square-foot cabin is an excellent example of how modernity can be combined with a classic, nature-based design scheme. Not only does it look out over the Carson Range, the residence was designed in two different sections: a living wing and a luxury bedroom wing.
Exhibiting a "New Mountain Architecture" design by Ward-Young Architecture, the home has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, all sitting on one-third of an acre. From the outside, the living wing is definitely the most striking. "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," architect David Bourke says. Glass windows completely cover the front and back façade, opening the dining room, kitchen and living area to the wooded wilderness outside. Plus, the high, peaked ceiling is a cabin-lover's dream.
Connecting the two wings is a center entryway, with a flat roof that is understated compared to its counterparts. The two-story bedroom wing is where you will find the master suite, family room, guest rooms, and kid's rooms. The first floor holds the master bedroom and bathroom, which are full of bright colors and large windows. The kid's bedroom on the second floor had twin bunk beds and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, giving it a treehouse-like look. The family room opens to a balcony that looks out over the mountains.
The home wraps around an outdoor kitchen in the back, which looks out onto the forest. Glass doors and slate flooring connect it to the living area and foyer within the home, while a fireplace will keep you warm as you cook out on the grill.
The luxury house is in the Schaffer's Mill community, which spans 475 acres and boasts a lake club, ski shuttle, base camp, and a golf course. Plus, there's a town square that hosts events like concerts, outdoor movies, and holiday festivals.
The home was valued at nearly $2 million, which includes all of the furnishings you see in the photos.