Ultimate Sierra retreat
The Sunset Lake Tahoe Idea House takes its design cues from the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it
An open floor plan in the central part of the house is perfect for entertaining large groups of friends or relaxing with family. Private retreats for parents, kids, and guests provide serene places to recharge.
A crushed-marble and stainless steel chandelier adds a subtle touch of glamour, while adjustable downlights provide an overall glow.
Overhead, woven strips of reclaimed redwood define the dining area and visually connect to the kitchen. Folding glass panels give diners a view of the landscape and open to the screened porch and rear sun terrace.
A chunky mantel of reclaimed, hand-hewn Southern yellow pine echoes the concrete’s pressed-wood texture. The asymmetrical placement of the mantelpiece and pendant lights balances the equally offset wall.
Clay plaster on two walls adds a delicate contrast to concrete and redwood elements. The neutral wall color lets artwork and bedding take center stage.
Board-formed concrete and a stone floor accentuate the rugged outdoor theme.
Privacy and convenience
The reclaimed-redwood screen lets in light and air yet supplies ample coverage while showering under Moen fixtures. The low retaining wall adds further privacy and a place for accessories.
Bunks and more
Young kids share a room with a pair of bunk beds for easy sleepovers. Drawers under bottom bunks provide extra storage for toys, games, and clothes.
Nature as art
Pillows are covered in simple botanical patterns; above the bed, a local artist’s trio of works depicts Lake Tahoe’s characteristic boulders and sand patterns.
The first minutes inside a house help set the tone for how you feel throughout. Calming, orderly, serviceable entries allow you to unwind and relax. This house has a casual entry for the family and a more formal one for guests.Accessed from the garage, the mudroom serves as the family’s entrance. Eldorado Stone veneer, slate floor, and wood create a warm welcome.