Building a mountain home often requires clearing trees. But our Bothell home designers opted for a different method in our Cedar Haven project. We cleared trees, yes, but then we recycled those trees to build the house both structurally and stylistically.
In keeping with the homeowners’ vision, we evoked the aesthetic of a log cabin with contemporary twist. When building this mountain home, our Bothell home designers accented the structure with exposed wooden beams in the vaulted ceilings and natural wood trim on doors and windows to maintain a rustic air. Floor to ceiling windows and modern lines to infuse a contemporary flair. The property houses three exquisite stone fireplaces, two indoor and one outdoors. Both fireplaces and chimneys are made from reclaimed stones, reiterating the idea that the home emerged from its surroundings. Earth-toned tiled floors give the house a stately and natural feel.
The most breathtaking elements of this home’s design are the pieces of reclaimed trees weaved throughout the house. Gnarled cedar trunks serve as pillars both inside and outside the home. One twisted tree trunk drapes elegantly over the indoor fireplace in the rec room. Another tree stump has an entire room to itself. The curved room encircles the stump, accented by a blue stained glass window and a dramatically up-lit ceiling.
The vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows of the main living area invite connectivity with the outside living space. Natural light to filter through the home, and the natural beauty outside becomes the home’s defining feature.
What does your dream home look like? We’d be honored to talk with you about building a mountain home.
Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture is a dedicated custom home architecture firm that serves the Greater Seattle area and beyond. We specialize in designing luxury custom homes imbued with the art of architecture and uniquely suited to your lifestyle. Contact us to schedule a consultation.