Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Sunset Lake Tahoe Idea House

The Ultimate Sierra Retreat. The Sunset Lake Tahoe Idea House takes its design cues from the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it.

Rugged yet sophisticated
Bringing nature into our homes is one of the best things about living in the West. The Sunset Lake Tahoe Idea House―located in a scenic, meadow-oriented setting in Truckee, California―is full of earthy materials and textures, colors inspired by the ever-changing landscape, natural light from every possible angle, and walls and windows that blend with the outdoors.

Overhead, woven strips of reclaimed redwood define the dining area and visually connect to the kitchen.

Vaulted ceilings of reclaimed fir decking and beams add spaciousness while still feeling intimate; the board-formed concrete walls are surrounded by warm wood on the floor, ceiling, and window trim.

Open-air shower
Bathing outdoors is the height of mountain living, especially when done in a rugged style. With its rough natural textures in concrete and stone, this two-person outdoor shower, tucked under the overhang off the master bedroom, provides a thoroughly invigorating alpine experience.

Rustic materials
Board-formed concrete and a stone floor accentuate the rugged outdoor theme.

To learn more about the Sunset Idea Homes log on to: http://www.sunset.com/home/idea-houses/