High Country Magazine August 2013

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Mountain Modern A Dramatic Contrast of Textures and Surfaces


Story by Linda Kramer • Photography by Tommy White

ganic, natural, softer lines erched at 4,500 feet of the traditional. It is a on a mountain in the dramatic contrast of texHigh Country, sits a tures and surfaces. The silhome from which nature ver gilded dining table tree speaks loudly. In fact, natrunk table base is a good ture has the last word in example of this striking this unique home. It’s ownjuxtaposition. ers, like many before them, On the outside, the visited the High Country landscape defines the from Miami, fell in love, space. Architect, Coffey, and built a vacation home not satisfied with being in the area that stands on involved in just the archithe threshold of traditional tectural design, also came design and contemporary up with a creative idea desensitivity. signed to blend the home Masterfully put togethwith the native surrounder by a seasoned collaboraAbundant exterior decks allow for additional living ings. He worked with an tive team of designer Pam space and flow in and out of each room. installer to complete the McKay A.S.I.D. of Dianne native mountain look by Davant and Associates, architect Hunter Coffey of Coffey Architecture and John Barnette adding a dry creek bed and waterfall, entry bridge, pavilion and of Barnette Builders. This is not your usual mountain home. boulder retaining walls. The large, three-story, four bedroom, four bath, 4,000 sq. ft. A totally contemporary visual, it is constructed of Blue Ridge Parkway stone, cedar siding and glimmering glass and represents home steps up gracefully to it’s hillside-hugging estate lot of just under an acre to fully engage the outdoors; and despite it’s size, what is referred to, in the trade, as mountain modern. By definition, mountain modern uses sleek modern elements feels comfortable and intimate. The contrast of stone and glass and lines of true modern design and contrasts them with or- on the outside of the home carries over to the inside as well, August / September 2013

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