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Feature Home Skyland – Tommie Awards

Check out one of our other silver finalist homes in the following category ~ Single Family Detached Home ($1,500,000-$2,000,000).  Here are the details used in the submission to describe this amazing home.

Exterior Details

The steeply-pitched roof line is inspired by the surrounding mountainous terrain. The façade is a combination of stone, fibre-cement board-and-batten, and cedar-shake siding, offering a sophisticated curb-appeal.  Acid-washed concrete infinity-edge pool, book ended with matching fire-bowls is suspended over the property-line. From the vantage point inside the pool, water appears to cascade to valley floor below and the mosaic-tiles reflect desert colors. Three adjacent ‘bubblers’ provide soothing, natural “music.” All of the “mechanicals” are concealed in a soundproof, underground vault. Further exterior features include ~ Eco-friendly artificial-turf putting green, and a predominately Xeriscaped landscape design using stones, boulders, and logs to enhance home’s “beachy” summer-cottage ambiance. An in-ground WaterSmart irrigation has been used in front yard to keep in alignment with eco awareness.

Interior Details

Front-entry transitions into great-room. Archways and radius glass railing (15-foot expanse) on staircase to lower-level blend traditional styling with modern materials and introduce thematic use of curved architectural elements.

The kitchen is heart-of-the-home featuring a 17’ island (one end curved), wine-fridge, raised eating-bar, sink with unobstructed mountain views, and dark-stained hickory mill work. Adjacent dining-room uses frosted-glass barn-doors to conceal kitchen and butler’s pantry during formal entertaining. Complimenting the kitchen is an alfresco dining area on the covered deck, easily accessed via a trio of eight-foot sliders. All windows/sliders are Anderson Metalclad for longevity and automated phantom screens provide sun/bug protection. Natural-stained fir soffit in this outside dining area are intended to complement darker woods inside.

Two-piece powder-room features hand-carved stone sink and highly-textured radius-curved wall that glistens under perimeter ceiling lights. Master bedroom is on main to meet client’s aging-in-place criteria and is over-looking the pool/yard. Clerestory windows increase natural lighting while maintaining privacy. Features a coffered ceiling, an ensuite with heavily-grained travertine-inspired heated tiling, a freestanding tub with solid teak rim and off-set faucets topped by whimsical crystal chandelier and little luxuries such as the heated towel-rack.

Lower level of this home celebrates party-time at the lake with a six-foot bar with retro neon sign and within perfect vantage point to 450-bottle, humidity/temperature-controlled wine-cellar with rock walls and French wine-barrel accessories. The pool bathroom includes custom 5×5-foot steam-shower with waterproof Bluetooth speakers, wall-mount body-jets, rainshower head, and three different heights of accessory niches. For practical reasons this space also hosts built-in lockers plus linen storage and a laundry area tucked invisibly behind.  This lower level also features a glass-enclosed gym with sprung floor for comfort/safety, and two guest suites.

Eco-savvy features include: geothermal heating/cooling, dedicated HRV system, fully-pleated-bag furnace filter (95% effective), reverse-osmosis water-filter.

Stay posted for one more feature home write up and announcement of Tommie awards results January 19, 2019.  For a full spread view of this home check it out here Skyland Drive