Reinventing the classic mountain chalet design with modernity energy-efficiency and the unique charm of Lake Tahoe are for those who love comfort fun-filled ski slopes and amazing views rolled into one. A series of six single-family residences and eleven townhouses designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson these mountainside escapes allow homeowners to move away from mundane city life even while wrapping them in modernity and a tech-savvy lifestyle. This is essentially a flawless marriage of two contrasting worlds –
Rammed earth wood metal steel and even concrete find a way to coexist with ease at this gorgeous Californian home where elegant design energy-efficiency and eco-friendly charm are seamlessly rolled into unison.
A revitalized ground floor now holds a dashing home theater a unique home bar with tiled backdrop and a stylish vertical garden home gym additional bedroom and other utility spaces. It is the first level that houses the chic master suite draped in white and pink. Oozing a touch of feminine charm the master bathroom also embraces this color scheme even as the double-height internal courtyard ends up becoming the real showstopper!
It is the main floor of the old building basement level and the garage that provide space for the three separate yet symbiotic dwellings. Interior of each space is simple uncomplicated in form and is centered on an open plan living area.
The front façade of the Yin-Yang Residence is deceptively unassuming. But step inside and the house opens up revealing a wonderful central courtyard pool area and a spacious deck that effortlessly flow into the cheerful kitchen and dining area.
Elegant little additions like the sliding barn door at the entrance and the bespoke illuminated wooden stairway give you an early indication of what to expect inside. The living area acquires more flexibility thanks to the use of glass walls with a dark frame which can easily delineate spaces when needed. Different shades of gray lend a sense of sophistication to the open living space even as the new kitchen and dining zone in white effortlessly flows into the lush green courtyard outside.
A 70 foot long reflecting pool shapes the outdoor living zone with a budding kitchen garden and green nooks creating a lively landscape. Passive design sustainable design practices and photovoltaic panels that power the home’s energy needs complete this 2750 square foot complete this exquisite residence that is both serene and planet-friendly.