Living Areas: High Places

It started with the view. It was the “linchpin” for the whole project. The house’s plan, envisioned and created by Jay Caughman, consisted of a house that is only one room deep but very long, so that there is a view from every single room in the house. Jeld-Wen windows, provided by Mountain Lakes Millwork, open up the view. To ground the space and keep it perched atop the ridge for years to come, steel reinforcing bars were drilled into the bedrock, anchoring the entire foundation to earth below. Inside, the homeowners wanted color and deep texture so that the house would have an aged appearance. The living room has all the elements of a relaxed mountain home, which are reflected in the elegant simplicity of the materials. The 20-foot beamed ceilings and expertly designed windows trimmed in Old Growth Heart Pine provide a feeling of openness and space on the mountain top, while the white oak floors and inviting furniture arrangement add warmth and intimacy. Two taupe-colored velvet sofas with ample pillows face each other in front of the fireplace which has an oak overmantle accessorized with two sconces and a pastoral painting.  A leather club chair and ottoman sit nearby. The seating area rests on a Persian rug woven in warm tones of reds, browns and blues, which complement the golden glow of the living room.

Architect: Jay Caughman, Caughman+Caughman Architects | Builder: David Harris, Lookout Builders, LLC

Electronics: Wheeler Technologies | Floors: Carlisle Wide Plank Floors | Windows: Todd Morlen, Mountain Lakes Millwork, Inc.

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