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I live near Denver, not far from where the flatlands begin to buckle into foothills, and to me, there’s no better spot on earth. The sun shines most days, the air is dry, and my sense of direction comes courtesy of the Rocky Mountains to the west. The only thing that would make it even more perfect? Water. An ocean would be nice, but I’d settle for one really big lake. This issue, our very first Homes on the Water edition, is devoted to those lucky few Westerners who have managed to find that magical combination of mountains and water in one perfect homesite. We begin at a contemporary waterfront house on the shores of British Columbia’s Kootenay Lake (see page 56). Its design is as bold as its surroundings are beautiful, with a bright red exterior, turquoise-tile walls in the kitchen and a daring glass-walled shower that juts out from the house into the surrounding forest. Idaho’s Lake Pend Oreille provides the backdrop for the shore camp right out of a fairytale on page 64, where great big canvas tents are furnished just like the rooms in a house, with a living and dining area, kitchen (complete with full-size refrigerator), master bedroom and even a full bathroom. Not far away, on the lake’s Bottle Bay, is a prefabricated cabin made for easy, vacation-style living (see page 80). It’s a smart little retreat with lots of personality: small and sustainably built, with furnishings that are spare and simple—and, of course, some great big views of the water. Last but not least is the Montana lodge (on page 72) owned by an East Coast couple who weren’t deterred by their alpine property’s lack of natural water features. With the help of a landscape architect, they created manmade versions that have even the local wildlife fooled: a pond big enough for swimming in, a lively stream and a beautiful “weeping” wall where native plants thrive. There’s just something about being on the water that makes everyday life feel a little bit more like vacation, don’t you think? For those of you who (like me) don’t have the real thing in your backyard, turn to page 25, where you’ll find a few of our favorite furnishings that bring a bit of that lazy, laid-back lifestyle inside, no matter where you live. ­ hristine deorio c editor in chief cdeorio @mountainliving.com

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Surrounded by the ancient red sandstone of Western Colorado’s historic Unaweep Canyon, Gateway Canyons Resort enjoys an awe-inspiring setting.

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for you and your dog, and a two-hour outdoor photo shoot to capture your natural beauty in “Nature Inspired Portraits.” The Sagestone Spa and Salon offers lavish treatments incorporating ancient healing practices, custom-blended indigenous desert botanicals, Utah honey, mineral-rich salts, clays and muds. Visitors often come to this gorgeous red desert oasis to recharge, and the resort prides itself on addressing “wellness on every level,” from nutrition consultations to ancient shamanic life path reading and sound healing. The Canyon Breeze restaurant is casually elegant, with inventive Southwestern cuisine that’s good for you (the menu offers gluten-free and anti-inflammatory options) but still manages to feel indulgent. Its lovely outdoor dining area is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the mountains before tiptoeing through the silent desert back to your luxurious room, suite or villa.

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of what the Western landscape must have been like before fences, power lines and pavement, Vermejo Park Ranch is your place. This is Ted Turner’s property, measuring more than 920 square miles, and it’s the largest tract of privately owned land in the West. Because of its astonishing size, the ranch offers an incredibly diverse range of wildlife and terrain, which provide the kind of opportunities for hunting, fishing, photography and free-range exploration you’d have a hard time finding anywhere else. The property has a long history as an outdoorsmen’s retreat: In the 1920s, luminaries such as Herbert Hoover, Harvey Firestone, Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford visited what was then known as the Vermejo Club. In recent years, Turner has overseen improvements in forestry and wildlife management, along with extensive conservation initiatives. Today, many visitors come to Vermejo for the outstanding guided trophy hunting and fishing. A herd of approximately 9,000 elk roam an area of 585,000 acres, allowing for a “unique, fair chase environment.” Mule deer, pronghorns, turkey, bison and black bear may also be hunted at Vermejo during various times of year, and 30 miles of streams and 14 stocked lakes offer a hearty population of rainbow, brook, brown and Rio Grande cutthroat trout. Other activities that take advantage of the breathtaking natural environment include nature and wildlife photography tours, bird-watching excursions and guided tours of Native American adobe ruins and historical sites. Vermejo’s comfortable lodge, cottage and separate residence accommodations are filled with Western character and historic charm. Rustic-elegant meals feature game, fish and local produce for hungry travelers stealing time away from their modern-day lives to savor this grand, wild ranch. >>

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allowing guests to cruise the blacktop in exotic luxury cars by the likes of Bentley, Porsche or Tesla, hit the dirt on an all-day off-road Jeep tour or take an aggressive spin in a customized Pro-Baja Truck. The automotive celebration continues back at the resort, where the Gateway Canyons Auto Museum offers a sparkling gallery of 60 rare and historic cars. And if that’s still not enough excitement, guests can book an Air Tour and enjoy the dramatic landscape of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah from the sky, in the plush comfort of a Cessna Caravan airplane or Eurocopter AStar B3 helicopter. But the newest adventures at Gateway Canyons, “Curiosity Retreats,” might just leave the earth entirely. Led by Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, with the help of “eminent visionaries, scholars and trendsetters,” the five-night sessions will explore themes as ambitious as the mysteries of the universe. o

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on the Colorado/Utah border, Gateway Canyons Resort takes full advantage of its extraordinary location, offering escapades on land, water and in the air. There’s plenty of Western-style fun to be had: horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing or river rafting, and kayaking and tubing on the nearby Dolores River and beyond. Wine country tours explore local vineyards, while the spa and salon offer lavishly soothing treatments. Luxurious lodge and casita accommodations are designed with Southwestern flair, and a full menu of dining options is available. But what really sets Gateway Canyons Resort apart is its adrenaline-pumping motor adventures. After all, the 133-mile UnaweepTabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway sweeps right through the property, so it would be a shame to waste such a splendid stretch of road. That’s why Gateway Canyons offers a dazzling variety of “Driven Experiences,”

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new wave neighborhood New urbanism thrives at south main, a community on the banks of colorado’s arkansas river, where small-town charm and whitewater adventure are next-door neighbors

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pro kayaker Jed Selby plunged into uncharted waters when he and his sister Katie purchased 41.5 undeveloped acres on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colorado, back in 2003. At the time, Selby didn’t fancy himself a land developer. “I just wanted to be able to walk from a bar to a wave—and maybe build a few houses,” he says. The site was perfect for that. Just a short walk from Buena Vista’s historic main street, it offered excellent river frontage on a “sweet spot” of the Arkansas that’s one of the better kayaking spots in the country, according to Selby. His simple plan quickly evolved. “Katie and I started thinking about places we’ve lived that we really liked, and

it was all the older places with tree-lined streets and sidewalks, where we could walk to everything,” he says. “We wondered, ‘Why don’t they build this stuff anymore?’” For the past nine years, the siblings have been building it at South Main, a pedestrian-friendly community with a commitment to conscientious land use and green building practices—all adjacent to a new, world-class whitewater park. Nearly 50 buildings have gone up since 2007, ranging from single-family homes, row houses and live/work spaces to a restaurant, clothing boutique, art gallery and even a private school—most owned and operated by residents. >>

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new urbanism in the mountains South Main president and co-founder Jed Selby shares the principles that have shaped the community’s eclectic—and authentic—aesthetic: IN-HOUSE DESIGN South Main’s own design/ build company customizes each home to fit its owner’s style and budget—while adhering to the community’s design guidelines. TRADITION, WITH A TWIST Though South Main’s style, which ranges from Victorian to Craftsman, may seem eclectic, “it’s all under the veil of traditional architecture,” Selby says. A few modern touches keep the look feeling fresh, while the consistent use of galvanized metal roofing and stone excavated from the site “ties it all together.” SENSE OF PLACE “It’s important for us to maintain a tie to the spirit of old Colorado towns,” Selby says, “so if a client wants a Greene & Greene-style Craftsman house, we’ll retool it with a nod to Victorian style.”

AND with just 50 of 500 units built, that’s just the beginning. The Surf Chateau, a 20-room boutique hotel on the river, opens this summer, and five new residences and a farm-to-table restaurant, supplied by South Main’s newly purchased 274-acre organic farm, are also on the drawing boards. Selby hopes to add a riverfront restaurant, rafting company, yoga studio and climbing gym soon, too. While residents aren’t all young pro athletes, this is undeniably a place for outdoor enthusiasts. “People find a way to live here because they love the lifestyle,” Selby says, “and it’s resulted in a neat entrepreneurial vibe.” One inspired, perhaps, by the founders themselves. o southmainco.com

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SUSTAINABILITY The community is walkable, building footprints tend to be compact and structures exceed ENERGY STAR 3.0 guidelines, but there’s more to South Main’s “green” philosophy: “Traditional architecture is sustainable because the less a building is a stamp of some certain point in time, the longer it takes to become outdated,” Selby says. “And buildings that are loved for a long time don’t get torn down.”


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LAKE TAHOE Lifestyles Set on the shores of the largest, clearest lake in North America, the communities that ring Lake Tahoe offer world-class recreation, entertainment, dining and fun. The 22-mile-long lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains is a dividing line between California and Nevada, with each shoreline providing a unique perspective on the area. The stunning natural scenery of this region has been enjoyed and inhabited for thousands of years, and was first seen by European explorers guided by the legendary Kit Carson in 1844. Gold mining led to a boomtown era, and the early 19th century saw visits from nearby San Francisco socialites. These days, the Tahoe area still has the power to lure travelers from near and far, thanks to its award-winning ski resorts, high-energy casinos, year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure and, of course, the waters of “Big Blue.”

What to Do During the summer months,

there are nearly limitless recreation opportunities in and around the lake. Hiking, mountain biking and fishing are just the beginning of the outdoor fun. With visibility up to a depth of 75 feet in the lake and abundant beaches, the pristine waters beckon boaters and sportsmen. Numerous golf courses dot the landscape, and casinos and resorts bring an exciting edge to a Tahoe visit, with the venues typically hosting concerts and other special events. Festivals celebrate interests including arts, music and theater, wine and more. The area offers a little something for everyone, from scenic paddleboat rides to 5K and family walk/run races along the lake, farmer’s markets, beach concerts, live theatre, exhilarating nightlife, gaming, art walks and more.

Where to Eat More than a hundred

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Book It Lake Tahoe has abundant lodging

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architecture & engineering Clients come to you for… The realization of their dream to create a meaningful space to live, work or gather. Your design philosophy is… Based upon the concept that architecture is simultaneously an exterior and interior experience. The exterior and interior should work together in unison. Your style is influenced by… The project site coupled by the aesthetic and pragmatic goals of each client. A limitless combination of these components generates an original response to each opportunity.

Every home must have… A strong connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces. Clare Walton, Principal Architect, AIA

Share with us one of your go-to design resources. AIA Home Tours and Programs Make a design prediction. Architects will create increasingly simple forms with reasonable, durable and sustainable materials.

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Expert Q&A with Scott F. Gillespie of

sandbox studio design + engineering studio Make a design prediction...

I see a trend towards smaller homes with flexible space-planning and more focus on the finer details and quality of craftsmanship.

Scott F. Gillespie, Principal

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Clients come to you for... Our profound understanding of what makes a truly great mountain retreat, derived from decades of experience

designing award-winning structures in snow country. Our approachable personalities and our innate ability to listen allow us to translate our clients’ ideas and dreams into reality. Our talented team and our capacity to assist from concept to completion make the process professional yet fun for our clients, who often come back and refer their friends.

Your design philosophy is… Creating functional art for living that is reflective of both the natural environment and our clients’ needs. At SANDBOX, our portfolio spans the spectrum from rustic to contemporary and everything in between.

Your style is influence by… We find inspiration in many things, but fundamentally, our design is influenced most by the natural context and the individual client. Every SANDBOX project is unique; whether it’s a rustic, barnwood-clad, heavy timber structure, or a home of exposed steel, glass and concrete, we are deeply influenced by the site characteristics, including topography, native palette, views, sun and more. We blend these with the functional and aesthetic needs of the individual client to create a distinctive expression! We also use these base parameters to give those elements a twist, creating something that is fresh and inspired. The most inspiring thing you’ve seen lately is… The desire of more clients, design and construction professionals to build homes that are more sustainable. The evolution in residential design and construction practices along these lines over the past five years is incredible. I would guess that 75% of our projects these days utilize reclaimed materials of some variety. This, along with some of what my four-year-old is building with sticks and magnets. It’s inspiring to see what results from boundless creativity and a belief that anything is possible. Every home must have... A strong connection to the outdoors! From great outdoor living space and flow from inside to out, to abundant glazing that captures light and views, a strong indoor-outdoor connection is paramount. After all, appreciating the mountain environment is why we decide to build and live in the mountains in the first place. Share with us one of your go-to design resources… The view of Lake Tahoe and the mountains from my studio window. Contact Us: PO Box 5747 / 850 N. Lake Blvd., Suite 19, Tahoe City, CA 96145 P: 530.583.8822 www.thesandboxstudio.com

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4 SEASONS. 1 TAHOE WAY of LIFE. Northstar Mountainside is your home base for elevated, year-round Tahoe adventure. With a wide array of true ski-in/ski-out residences built directly into the ski runs of Northstar California, along with ample room to store your outdoor toys, living at Mountainside means limitless family-fun: skiing first tracks on Northstar, paddle boarding or kayaking at Speedboat Beach, hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail, mountain biking, and more. And when it’s time to relax, enjoy lunch at Schaffer’s Camp atop Northstar or a luxurious spa experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

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Expert Q&A with owner of

greenwood homes custom home builders

Clients come to you for… My knowledge, my track record, and my integrity. Your building philosophy is… Quality construction, professionally delivered. I always say that building a custom home should be a work of art.

The most inspiring thing you’ve seen lately is… Architecture that embraces indoor/outdoor living with an emphasis on family entertainment. Great rooms that flow to open spaces, bunkrooms for the grand kids, those types of spaces intrigue me. Every home must have… Personality and soul that matches the client.

Make a design prediction… Architects and builders will continue to push the envelope on creativity. More unique spaces will be built and custom spaces will be “client specific”.

What advice can you give to individuals setting out to build their dream home… Find someone you like

and that you like and trust. Relax and enjoy the process, it may only happen once!!

Kevin Hanna, Greenwood Homes

What is your favorite part of the building process… Interaction with my clients and building a special place for them to live. The joy and happiness they show during the construction process and after completion is what continues to drive my spirit everyday. What has been the most challenging design feature you have built... Underground basketball courts, indoor/ outdoor swimming pools, if a client can envision it, we can build it!!

Contact Us: 940 Southwood Blvd. Ste 101, Incline Village, NV 89451 P: 775-831-0188 www.greenwood-homes.com

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Story by Norman Kolpas

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Lakeside revival Rebuilding a residence destroyed by fire gives a design team the opportunity to reimagine the structure’s relationship with the water

Painted bright red, homeowner Carol Johnson’s favorite color, James Hardie cement composite panels secured to a metal grid provide the lakeside house with a vivid, cheerful exterior. The material provides excellent insulation from direct summer sun and harsh winter cold and screens the structure beneath from heavy rains. With walls and ceilings clad in locally milled larch wood—trees common in the surrounding woodlands—decks on the main, upper and basement levels provide direct connections to the water.

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The living room’s minimalist, black steel, wood-burning Rais stove provides cozy warmth and firelight. A pair of Breuer chairs offer the perfect place to take in the flickering flames—and the views of water, trees and mountains through a westfacing wall of 8-foot-tall Marvin windows.

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Architecture by Sturgess Architecture

“How often does an architect get a chance to build twice for the same client on the same site?” Jeremy Sturgess, principal of the Calgary, Alberta, firm of Sturgess Architecture, marvels at a rare opportunity he recently had for the complete redo of a home on Kootenay Lake, high in the Canadian Rockies—while he also acknowledges its sad circumstances. Back in the summer of 2005, Sturgess completed the first home, a retirement dream he brought to reality for his sister Carol Johnson and her husband, Dick. The rectilinear aluminum-clad structure, filled with the couple’s collection of contemporary Canadian art and sleek modern furniture, rested atop some 80 concrete pillars sunk into a steep slate site, set back 25 feet from the lake’s heavily wooded eastern shoreline. “We loved it there,” Carol recalls with heart-tugging simplicity. Then, on November 12, 2009, while the Johnsons were away, a freak fireplace accident completely destroyed the house. “We were lucky that my daughter-in-law’s mother”— who was staying there at the time—“saved some of our paintings,” Carol says. Devastated but undaunted, the Johnsons almost immediately began rebuilding atop the existing footprint and surviving concrete posts, completing their new home almost exactly two years later. Within the Sturgess Architecture offices, the team led by Jeremy and project architect Kevin Harrison came to refer to this new structure, which literally rose from the ashes, as the Phoenix House. The project allowed the architects and homeowners to rethink the house and how it functioned from the ground up, particularly with regard to its lakeside location. Though they’d loved their old house, occupying it for almost five years gave the Johnsons a clear idea of not only what they’d liked about it, but also its shortcomings. >>

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BELOW: Sleek and efficient Poggenpohl cabinetry outfits the spacious lake-facing kitchen, which includes two dishwashers to handle the load when the couple are joined by their three grown children and their respective spouses, plus two grandchildren (with a third due in August). The bright turquoise wall was inspired by popular colors in Mazatlan, Mexico, where the owners have a winter getaway. RIGHT: The Johnsons enjoy a patch of shade on the deck outside their home’s southern end, where a galvanized-metal flume transforms rain runoff from the roof into a waterfall. High windows on the east-facing wall welcome morning light.

Building a Getaway Home

Twice-learned lessons from architect Jeremy Sturgess KEEP NATURE IN MIND “As much as you might want to exploit all the beauty of a site, you also have to be extremely careful to do it in a way that does not impede nature,” Sturgess says. To that end, the house was built on concrete pillars that allow rainwater to follow its natural path down the sloping slate mountainside to the lake.

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CONSIDER THE FINE DETAILS While studying your homesite, says Sturgess, “be really conscious of its subtleties.” In this case, his team and the homeowners considered the angle at which the morning sun entered high windows on the home’s eastern face, and took advantage of a natural rock wall on the basement level that keeps a utility room cool for wine storage.

DESIGN FOR THE FUTURE “Think about how the house will work not only over 365 days but also over a lifetime.” In this case, Sturgess created a floor plan that works efficiently not only when the two retired owners are there on their own, but also when the house is filled with their three adult children’s growing families.


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The skies here can be “wonderful in summer, but in winter they get pretty gray. You want to surround yourself with bright colors for the gray time.

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First and foremost, Sturgess points out, was how liberally the old house drank in the copious summer sunshine—an average of almost 10 hours a day in July and close to nine hours a day in August. “The light could be a little relentless,” the architect recalls. “There was no place to get out of the sun.” His new design remedied that situation with extra-deep covered decks as well as shady back-of-house living areas “that give you somewhere to go when the heat is just too much.” The Johnsons had also tired of having to climb the stairs to and from their second-story master suite—not just because “our knees aren’t as good,” laughs Carol, but also because it made the house feel larger and emptier when she and Dick were alone. Now, their bedroom is on the main floor and more immediately accessible to the kitchen, living room and largest outdoor patio. “You can’t believe how well the house works for just the two of us when our kids aren’t there,” Carol says.

Most significant of all, says Carol, is the way the new design emphasizes the connection to the water she’d always loved in the home they had lost. Inspired by an oceanside house her brother had designed on Canada’s Pacific coast, she asked Sturgess to move her main entry from the side of the house to the front, where it now opens directly onto window-wall views of the lake—and the snowcapped mountain peaks beyond. Sturgess also added two new links to the water: an allglass shower enclosure that extends beyond the exterior wall of the master bath, affording views of forest and lake; and, on the southern end of the house, a sculptural galvanized-metal flume that projects from the wall to transform rain running off the roof into a waterfall. The overall effect of such connections goes beyond merely living beside the water. “Sometimes,” marvels Carol, “living in this house feels just like being on a ship on the lake.” o

ABOVE, LEFT: The master shower projects into the trees. “I always make sure that nobody is walking by before getting in,” Carol laughs. ABOVE, RIGHT: Dick Johnson tends the grill on the main deck, where a chandelier he designed from Mexican tin stars hangs above a Rosenthal table. FACING PAGE: In the living room’s northwest corner, windows rise to the 20-foot-high ceiling. A pair of oil paintings by artist Laurel Cormack were saved from the fire that destroyed the original home.

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The thought of falling asleep to the sound of waves lapping against the shore and waking to breathtaking views of the mountains and water inspired Lynn and Scott Newhart to build this encampment on Idaho’s Lake Pend Oreille. Each large tent rests atop an oversized platform that accommodates plenty of outdoor seating. FACING PAGE: The 16-by-19foot bedroom tent is perched right at the edge of the lake. Rough timber posts provide rustic Western-style supports.

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THE LURE OF THE LAKE An Idaho family takes waterfront living to a new level of rustic comfort with a dreamy (and deluxe) tent encampment

Story by Nancy Richman Milligan

Photography by Marie-dominique verdier

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Lynn Newhart and her husband Scott have the good fortune to live on a spectacular site: Their large ranch property is perched high on a cliff, affording them breathtaking views of multiple mountain ranges and pristine Lake Pend Oreille. But come summer, they’re drawn down the road to their intimate and unusual lakeside retreat. Inspired by equal parts childhood fantasy—“I always wanted to be an Indian princess,” Newhart confesses—and high-end hotel, it’s a magical place where they gather with friends and family to enjoy the simple pleasures of life on Idaho’s largest and deepest lake. “Building a hard-cover structure right on the lake is not allowed, so I got the idea to create a tent encampment so we could be closer to the water,” Newhart says. Located 200 feet downhill from their house, the site was ready-made for such an endeavor, offering a 66

flat place carved out of the rock by previous owners. The Newharts added retaining walls of local stone and eked out a bit of grass lawn as a treat for bare feet heading down to the lake and boat docks. Lynn, an interior designer with clients in Idaho, Wyoming and California, designed the two tents much as she would the rooms in a home. A spacious 26-by-28foot shelter contains the living, dining and kitchen areas, while a separate, smaller structure offers a secluded sleeping space. Both rugged tents—built atop permanent wood-slat platforms to keep out the damp—were custom made of heavy canvas and feature charming Old West details, from roll-up flaps to rough timber posts. Newhart was delighted to discover it was possible to have lakeside living spaces with electricity and hot >>


Native American and Moroccan carpets soften the cedar-plank floors of the 26-by-28-foot tent that encloses the homey living, dining and kitchen areas—complete with a television and full-size refrigerator. FACING PAGE, FROM LEFT: The summer camp features designated outdoor areas for lounging, dining and cooking; wooden ramps lead to a private marina. An antique oak dresser and electric lamp lend the comforts of home to the cozy sleeping tent. The “windows” are screened, with roll-down flaps that keep nature from intruding.

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Firelight and electrified lamps provide a peaceful glow as the sun sets over the camp at night. An access road leading to the encampment ends at a stone patio, which features seating around a welcoming fire pit. FACING PAGE: Permanent cedar plank platforms support the tents and offer perfect spots for taking in the views and enjoying a meal. During days at the lake, the family does all their cooking—and most of their dining—al fresco.

LAKESIDE LUXURIES Lynn and Scott Newhart share their must-have elements for waterfront living and lounging

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SEATING Whether you choose permanent or portable chairs or benches, the key is creating a comfortable place to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the water and views.

FIRE AND LIGHT Balance the element of water with fire, which provides a cozy glow by night and warmth to counter the cool breezes coming off the water. Dig a fire pit into the sand, build a more permanent structure or bring in a portable metal fire pit. Add kerosene lanterns or candles for an extra glow.


Shelter Protection from the elements will enhance your outdoor experience. It can be as simple as a tarp over four posts, a portable tent or a permanent gazebo or pergola.

Food and Drink There’s nothing like the catch of the day sizzling over an open fire. Whether you incorporate a built-in or portable grill, and a permanent or temporary picnic table, food always seems to taste better when prepared outdoors.

Storage A lakeside shed keeps water toys and equipment at the ready. Storage benches do double duty as seating.

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A private marina offers shelter for boats and jet skis, plus a fishing/diving platform. The Newharts’ children and grandchildren join them often for water sports. FACING PAGE: Rich leathers, worn woods and textural rugs add comfort and warmth to the spacious sleeping tent. Newhart dressed the iron bed with a suede-and-shearling bedspread and pillows. Modern amenities—made possible by the water, electricity and sewer lines that run down the hill from the Newharts’ main house—include electric lamps and a separate enclosed bathroom.

and cold running water (the bathroom is located in a separate enclosed building just a short walk up the hill). “We have a television, lights, a fridge … all the modern amenities we want,” she says. “And yet it all feels so old-fashioned. We wake up in the morning and cook our eggs outdoors in our jammies.” To ensure the campsite complements its lakeside environment, Newhart chose a natural palette of colors ”that blend into the mountain.” She layered Native American and Moroccan carpets atop the cedar plank floors for softness and color, then added comfortable furnishings that feel refined but not too fancy: armchairs reminiscent of Adirondack camp chairs, antique oak dressers and an iron bed dressed with suede and shearling. When the occasional summer squall rolls through, the tent flaps can be quickly rolled down and everything (and everyone) stays snug. “It’s so cozy in the tent when it rains,” Newhart says.

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The outdoor gathering areas are as thoughtfully considered as the indoor spaces. Although the refrigerator and sink are in the main tent’s “kitchen,” all the cooking is done outside on the built-in grill. And while there’s a long dining table inside, Newhart added a big outdoor picnic table for the grandkids, plus plenty of chairs for lounging around the fire pit. And for taking in the peaceful calm of the lake at the end of a long summer day, she placed two chairs just outside the sleeping tent. In the fall, the temporary camp is packed up and all the furniture and tents are stowed away in a storage shed about 50 feet up the mountain. “It’s quite a production that takes several people,” Newhart says. But the effort is rewarded when the big tents are raised again in early May. “Scott and I spend several days a week here during the summer, especially when family is around,” she reflects. “We have everything we need.” 

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Living “ right on the water is so interesting. The colors and surfaces change all the time— each day something different is going on. Lynn Newhart

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Building a Legacy The romance of the West meets the refined traditionalism of the East Coast in a family’s inviting Montana retreat

Story by Hilary Masell Oswald

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Architect Candace Tillotson-Miller designed this Big Sky, Montana, home, built from stone, hewn logs and vertical boards, to sit on a “knob� at the highest point of the 160-acre property. The water features, all manmade, revealed themselves as the home was being built: The large pond behind the house, fed by a small pond higher up on the site, was originally the staging area for the construction equipment.

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Interior designers Debra Shull and Phoebe McEldowney combined the home’s rustic architecture with citysophisticated furnishings and details, such as the living room’s classic wingback chair by Edward Ferrell+Lewis Mittman and the custom coffee table, a replica of an antique. The twostory ceiling height allows room for clerestory windows, through which natural light shines.

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Architecture by Miller Architects interior design by Haven Interior Design Landscape design by Beth Macfawn landscape design

Architect Candace Tillotson-Miller had a design challenge on her hands: Her clients, an East Coast couple with four adult children, wanted a rustic-but-gracious mountain getaway near Big Sky, Montana. It had to be spacious enough to accommodate the friends who often join the children on vacation, and yet it couldn’t overwhelm the couple if they wanted to escape there for a quiet retreat on their own. Miller delivered a romantic design that responds to the home’s site: 160 acres of alpine pastures with a “knob” at the highest point, where she set the home. She tucked the back of the structure into the hillside, giving the initial impression that the eight-bedroom house is smaller than it actually is. “It reveals itself as you walk around the property,” she explains. Inside, Miller created a feeling of intimacy by carving out smaller hideaways—like a cozy breakfast nook and a snug reading spot just outside the library—amid the large public spaces. Playing with ceiling heights helped too: “I try to keep the roofs fairly simple and then manipulate the interior ceiling height to create intimate spaces,” she says. For example, a wraparound shed roof provides a small seating area, the dining room and a breakfast nook—“rooms designed for connection,” Miller says—with a lower-pitched ceiling. The adjacent living room, which has a two-story height, has a more open, airy feel. The home’s cozy spaces are perhaps even more charming given the site’s expansive beauty, which the design team enhanced with several water features. The back of the home looks out onto a large pond, which is fed by a stream that originates in a smaller pond uphill. “It looks like a spring,” Miller observes. “It has a natural sense about it.” Along the lower level of the home, >> TOP: Shull’s favorite space is the library, a hallway the design team transformed into a place to hide away with a book. LEFT: The viewing tower is the fourth level of the home. From here, guests get a 360degree panorama of the surrounding landscape.

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RIGHT: The upper patio is just outside the living room and kitchen, making it an ideal spot for outdoor dining. Off the patio is a pond that feeds a stream connecting to the large pond below. BELOW: A pizza oven in the corner of the breakfast nook adds warmth, charm and function. The antler chandelier’s Western style pairs well with the dining chairs by Collection Reproductions and the antique Turkish kilim.

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Make your rooms feel just right by paying attention to scale. Here’s how: Create a space plan “I plan everything,” says interior designer Debra Shull. “I’m not just responding to furniture; I’m looking at windows and architectural details.” Your designer should give you a very clear understanding of how furnishings and accessories will fit into a room. Go big More often than not, furniture is too small for a space. Rather than filling a room with a lot of diminutive furnishings, find a few large statement pieces. The same goes for accessories: Make a statement with one gorgeous large-scale accent on a coffee table rather than many tiny ones. Customize “The trusses in this home are really large in scale, so we had to make sure the antique pieces didn’t feel too small and fragile,” says Shull, who had larger replicas of antiques made to get the scale right. Don’t settle for a puny light fixture or an armoire that gets dwarfed by a 12-foot-tall stone fireplace.

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The viewing tower is a popular hangout spot, with its wrap-around bench made of reclaimed wood (and a small beverage fridge, not pictured). A door leads to a small “lookout� porch, where guests can take in glorious views of Big Sky.

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Designed for one of the owners’ daughters, this bedroom feels feminine with its sheer gathered dust ruffle and custom duvet made from Jane Shelton’s Highland Paisley fabric. The window seat is the width of a full-size bed and is topped with a custom mattress for comfy sleepovers. The sconce is from Reborn Antiques & Reproductions. 78

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BELOW, LEFT: The master bathroom blends rustic and refined good looks with a classic bathtub and Rohl faucet, reclaimed-wood wainscoting and a custom pendant from Fire Mountain Forge. BELOW, RIGHT: The wine room has an Old World feel, with flagstone floors intersected by hewn logs. A chandelier by Reborn Antiques & Reproductions hangs above the table and chairs by Collection Reproductions.

near several bedrooms, landscape designer Beth MacFawn created a retaining wall of stone— dubbed “the weeping wall”—down which water trickles with soothing gurgles before collecting in a small pool and then recirculating. Steps along this wall of water lead up to the home’s front door, creating a dramatic entry. Inside, the home’s aesthetic is a thoughtful combination of rustic materials and East Coast style. Hewn logs and threshing floor planks— reclaimed from old barns—are a handsome backdrop for traditional furnishings: wingback chairs, rolled-arm sofas, primitive antiques and reproductions, gathered bed skirts, and bandanabright shades of red and blue. The details were important to interior designers Debra Shull and

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Phoebe McEldowney: For a guest room, they tracked down the delicate, flowered Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper that had been in the childhood bedrooms of both the owner and her mother. “It’s heart-clutchingly beautiful,” Shull says. “I love the mix of this very traditional English wallpaper with the hewn walls.” Such touches make the space feel comfortable and inviting, as does the designers’ understanding of scale. “In a house this large in scale, dainty furnishings would have looked dwarfed and silly,” Shull says. To accommodate their clients’ love of antiques, the duo had reproductions made in appropriate sizes. To wit: The coffee table in the living room is a custom piece modeled after an antique. Shull and McEldowney copied the legs and table height exactly, then beefed up the width and length. The duo also customized light fixtures so that they didn’t get lost amid the home’s substantial hewn beams. (The iron pendants in the kitchen, which a local blacksmith made to order, are 10 inches in diameter—hefty, but just right for the large area.) The whole home works for everyone—and will for a long time to come. Shull sums it up best: “One hundred years ago, people thought about building a legacy with their homes. This home is in that tradition. Our clients and their family will own this home for lifetimes, which is just how we designed it.” o

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Ample windows and an open floor plan create the illusion of space in this tiny cabin. Enhancing the effect are lightweight pendant lights by David Trubridge and a streamlined sofa. FACING PAGE: Built on an incline to take full advantage of the lakefront views, the 550-squarefoot home is the perfect size for its empty-nester homeowners.

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Little house on the water A Seattle couple creates their ideal Lake Pend Oreille retreat with the help of FabCab, a cutting-edge firm that’s redefining the concept of prefabricated homes

Story by Kate Abney

Photography by Marie-Dominique Verdier

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Not so long ago, a pair of empty nesters had their dream vacation home drawn up and ready to build, only to toss those plans out the window once they discovered Seattle-based FabCab at the Seattle Home Show. After all, the couple’s shining slice of property on the shore of Idaho’s Lake Pend Oreille, one of the deepest lakes in the United States, deserved a structure befitting its beautiful surroundings. Nestled in the idyllic community of Sandpoint, Idaho—a haven for the arts, music and outdoor adventure—the home compels its owners to make the 350-mile commute from Seattle several times each year. And it’s definitely worth the trip. Built on a steep incline and situated just steps from the water, the residence appears to mingle with the sailboats on the lake’s sparkling surface. With its compact footprint, low environmental impact, rustic details and generous windows, FabCab’s TimberCab model proved the perfect fit for this special place. FabCab designs popular one-, two- and three-bedroom prefabricated homes that can be tailored to homeowners’ individual needs; in this case, contractor Scott Schriber, co-owner of Sandpoint-based Selle Valley Construction, added a stunning shorefront porch, affording the homeowners panoramic views of the water. “We really try to blend the time-honored tradition of timber framing and the warmth of wood with the modern form of a building that people appreciate,” explains FabCab’s principal architect Emory Baldwin. “It’s not just a cold metal box.”

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Though the one-bedroom cabin occupies a modest 550 square feet, it lives large thanks to streamlined construction, high ceilings and an open, airy floor plan with wide doorways and no hallways. That same clean and simple design sensibility informed the home’s breezy, fresh décor. With the help of home-design website Houzz.com, the owners were able to work seamlessly with Selle Valley Construction’s Barbara Schriber to select finishing touches, comparing materials easily while keeping costs on budget. One remarkable result is the home’s handsome flooring. Though the rustic planks look just like reclaimed wood, they’re actually engineered oak, an FSC-certified material that pairs smartly with the steely gray walls. The interiors also showcase the versatility of Douglas fir, which was used to create the kitchen’s sleek straight-grained cabinetry, the bedroom’s modern custom bed (which offers lots of hidden storage space underneath) and the beams that highlight the dramatic sloped ceilings. The living room’s David Trubridge pendant lights and slat benches by Herman Miller keep the look light, as does a leggy sleeper sofa from American Leather, which the couple’s adult sons tend to use during visits. “They either sleep here or pull cots out onto the deck to sleep under the stars,” Scott says. “In the morning, they just grab a cup of coffee and hop on their boats. Everything here is about the water.” o

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A Herman Miller slat bench nestles neatly into an inviting window nook. A side porch is a sweet spot to enjoy outdoor meals. FACING PAGE, FROM LEFT: Broad living room windows provide sweeping views of Lake Pend Oreille’s Bottle Bay. The kitchen features an efficiently sized, high-performance dishwasher and refrigerator—relegated to one wall to keep the room from feeling overwhelmed by appliances—and mosaic tiles in cool stainless steel.

Dark soapstone countertops contrast with the kitchen’s white wood cabinets. The oil-rubbed-bronze hardware is from Rocky Mountain Hardware, and the Rollie stools (with bicycle-seat tops) are from Designlush. FACING PAGE: In the living room, the custom sofa is covered with distressed leather. A pair of Max chairs—manufactured by Studio Frank—are slim and comfortable with their leather-wrapped steel frames. The coffee table is an old mining cart. Underneath it all are Afghani wool blankets.

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We left the “ area over most doorways open, which makes the home feel bigger than it is, and is much better than compartmentalizing the spaces into distinct rooms.

Emory Baldwin

TOP: The full-size bathroom features custom fir cabinetry, a dual-flush toilet, heated floor, porcelain tiles and quartz countertops, creating an easy-care environment. ABOVE AND RIGHT: Barn-style doors slide open to reveal the bedroom’s custom Douglas fir bed, which offers hidden storage space underneath; a David Trubridge pendant casts playful shadows on the walls. A tall corner window needs no covering: Outside, only a pine tree stands between the house and the lake.

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THERE IS SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE DOUBLE L RANCH AND KAM DESIGNS. The San Francisco based design firm specializing in turn key, move in ready installations, KAM Designs is a leader in rustic elegant interior design. “The Double L Ranch is a perfect canvas to furnish the ultimate luxury home.” says owner, interior designer Katie Merritt “combining both the outside elements with the interior decor is crucial in furnishing a mountain home.” Working with her clients from initial construction to the installation, Merritt has completed over a dozen properties on the ranch. The Double L sits on over 400 acres on the Salt River outside of Jackson and has become one of America’s most desirable mountain communities.


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www.montanaleatherdesigns.com, 406-381-0284 From Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, award winning artist Olive Parker creates custom hand carved leather and wood accent mirrors. Choose from Alder, Knotty Pine or Cherry in custom finishes.

www.beatrizball.com, 888-265-1069 You’ll love Beatriz Ball’s cutting board’s three generous serving areas; a wood cutting board flanked by two trenches for crackers and garnishes. Handmade by skilled artisans. Item 6416: 14 1/4” x 14” x 1 ¾” MSRP: $ 146.00

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Make the most of your beautiful mountain, ocean, or lake views with the SkyHawk 9600 binoculars—so high-powered, they seem to bring views that are miles away right into your living room. Enjoy sensational nature watching of game animals, birds, whales, even butterflies as well as long-distance viewing of land, sea, or space with the comfort of using both eyes. See what you’ve been missing!

Worth Home is the Vail Valley destination for your home decor needs. Featuring decorative accessories and furniture curated from an eclectic mix of artisans and manufacturers, Worth Home combines organic, industrial and modern elements in a compelling, contemporary style. Interior design services available.

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WHERE DESIGN COMES TO LIFE

Myth. Orchids have a reputation for being difficult to grow, however, there are many varieties that make excellent house plants. Orchid care is not difficult, it is just different. Another myth is that working with an interior designer is difficult and complicated. In fact, when you hire an ASID interior designer, you get an experienced practitioner who can solve problems, even save you money by helping you avoid costly mistakes, referring reliable contractors, and selecting products and materials that meet your budget and design requirements. ASID interior designers are different. Let your interior design project come to life. Hire an ASID interior designer, today.

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STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS THE ARTIST: Dan McArdle BEST KNOWN FOR: Illustrative woodcarving: capturing fleeting moments in the natural world and rendering them in relief using hand tools. NATURE AND CREATIVITY: An avid self-taught artist and skilled carpenter with a Bachelor of Arts in botany, Montana-based McArdle is a fresh-eyed observer. He explains, “I live in open country and appreciate the delicate art of slender grasses and the settled perfection of native vegetation. I live my life in the outdoors as much as possible and draw direct inspiration from the Mountain West.” OPTIMISM AND FISHING: “In the summer, I walk the streams of Central Montana with my daughter and my son,” McArdle says.“To me, fishing is a slow walk in the river, where imagination and hopeful optimism are occasionally rewarded with a beautiful fish.” To purchase or commission work by Dan McArdle: dmwoodcarving.com –– Laura Beausire

FISH IN CLEAR WATER Dan McArdle Basswood with mahogany frame 14 x 19 inches

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Here at HUNTSMAN SPRINGS, children (and their parents) marvel at the many kinds of life flourishing in their backyard. From cutthroat trout to soaring eagles to the skittish grey tail fox – all are preserved in this unique family vacation community. Filling out the picture is a thrilling David McLay Kidd golf course, a fitness center and spa, and the finest fly fishing in the West. If you are game for discovering an unspoiled family retreat under the Teton Mountains, come out and we’ll show you around. CALL 307.699.0205 AND FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN DISCOVER HUNTSMAN SPRINGS FOR YOURSELF.

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