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Gorgeous rustic-modern home surrounded by woods in Lake Tahoe

This rustic-modern home is located on a heavily forested site in Lake Tahoe—the largest alpine lake in North America, which straddles the California-Nevada border. This project, designed by architectural studio , sits delicately amongst the trees and natural rock outcroppings. The residence is a second home for a couple from Berkeley, California. Dividing the 4,960 square foot house into a main building and a master bedroom wing preserves the majority of the mature trees on the site.

A narrow ‘connector’ weaves through these trees and allows the master bedroom to nestle next to a large rock outcropping slightly elevated on the northern corner of the building site. The main building is directed at views towards Tinkers Knob in the far distance and oriented for maximum south exposure to provide solar gain during the cold winters. A mix of recycled western red cedar siding and Galvalume metal siding applied as a ‘tight skin’ pay homage to the old mining buildings that once comprised the Sierra Nevada gold country towns.

What We Love: This stunning rustic-modern home was clearly rooted in its surrounding site and is formed to soak in the views from all sides. Building materials pay homage to the old mining buildings that once existed in this region, creating a timeless aesthetic. The mix of materials on the interior of large recycled timbers and heavy metal bracketing creates a brilliant touch of industrial style while also building strength to the incredible snow loads during the winter season… Readers, please share your thoughts on this home, do you like the mix of materials the architects used on the interior/exterior?

Note: We have featured a couple of other incredible home tours here on Fitflopsale-Singapore from the portfolio of WA Design, have a look: Sustainable modern property: Stinson Beach House and Saratoga Creek House nestled among a woodland site.

Above: Large Sierra White granite blocks are carved and hewn to form the fireplace hearths in this home.

Photos: Courtesy of WA Design

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