Modernist refuge of stone, wood, steel and glass in Martis Camp

An inspiring modernist refuge designed by is positioned high up in the private mountain community of Martis Camp just outside Lake Tahoe, California. This attractive vacation retreat was designed for a young family looking to escape their busy lifestyle in Silicon Valley. The vision for this refuge was to create a bold, modernist design with materials that would patina well over time, blending with the natural landscape. A layering of material elements such as gray fumed oak on the walls, black concrete and bleached walnut flooring, white cork wallcoverings and antique brass and bronze fixtures creates depth and texture in the interiors.

The exterior facade is comprised of a palette of materials: stone, glass, blackened steel and cedar. These material elements were carried through to the inside, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living spaces.

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What We Love: This modernist refuge is visually attractive both inside and out, with fabulous material choices. The extensive use of glass helps to capture the beautiful landscape of mature redwood trees that surrounds the home. Spaces seem to flow harmoniously from one to the next, creating a very livable home that is fantastic for entertaining. We especially love the seamless indoor-outdoor connection, this home captures it perfectly! Readers, what are your thoughts on this home, would this be your ideal vacation retreat?

The furnishings throughout this modernist refuge are an eclectic mix of carefully selected pieces. This includes contemporary pieces, vintage mid-century finds, in addition to several custom designs, all unified within an edited neutral color scheme.

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Jamie Bush: “In the end this home was truly a reflection of the owners desire to create a strong architectural statement which feels at home in this idyllic natural setting.”

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Photos: Courtesy of Jamie Bush + Co.