Perched on a 23‐degree mountainside slope that receives some of the heaviest snowfall near Lake Tahoe, an enthusiastic outdoors‐adventuring couple created their version of the ideal mountain retreat complete with: concrete patio rappelling wall, built‐in bunk beds accessible via rock‐climbing holds, ski pole chandelier and bobsled run access directly from the kitchen area. And despite all these fun, Nordic sports‐ themed design elements – it was the juxtaposition of the home’s textured metal accents like: corrugated metal roofing and a black powder‐coated railing system contrasting the all‐natural Douglas fir siding and ceilings that helped make the entire project meld together amidst the rugged terrain.
Textural Metal Accents: Prefabricated Railing
Just as important as the complex structural aspects were to design on this two‐level, custom vacation retreat; intermixing the all‐natural materials of the surrounding environment with an industrial theme throughout proved challenging for lead architect Alex Bergtraun... Click here to read the full case study.
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