Look for this fantastic home to be published mid 2005 in a new Western Home book by Thea Marx, published by Gibbs Smith Publishing.

Perched high above the glittering city lights of Mammoth, is the finest example of "Mountain Style" in a modern home finished in 2004.

This Grand "Cabin" was designed by Elliott Brainard, built by Preschutti Construction and the Interior Design is by Robin Stater of Sierra Design Studio.

This team of local talent has brought the level of design and construction to new heights.

Built on two lots, the home is approximately 7000 square feet of delightful, rustic luxury.


Huge log beams criss cross to create the 2 story high ceiling in the Great Room that looks out to the mountain peaks beyond. Several seating arrangements fill this room to insure that this large family can all share in the fun and creates a cozy atmosphere for guests. A large sectional anchors the middle of the room and is covered in rust colored chenille with a subtle Indian tapestry on the seats. Beneath the sectional is a hand knotted carpet made in Tibet. The massive 23 ft. tall stone fireplace, reaching the height of the roofline, in the style of "The Great Lodges", defines this home as a masterpiece among the finest of all homes built in Mammoth today.



Robin Stater, of Sierra Design Studio, worked with the clients for over 2 years on every detail of finishing including: flooring, paint, stain, lighting, tile design and all of the furnishings. Custom lighting was designed, such as the wagon wheel fixture over the dining table and fabricated by a friend of Robin's, Tony Alvis, who is a blacksmith.

A 10 ft long dining table with accommodate this family. Hickory style chairs in a dark finish with Indian style fabric mixed with leather seats.


The kitchen copper hood was designed by Robin, as was the custom carving on the face of the hood over the Viking range. The fabrication was done locally. The tile in the kitchen is by Ann Sacks Tile and it features mountain scenes and animals with a acorn motif border. Hefty iron light fixtures in the kitchen keep the scale balanced in the design with the large beams throughout.

Honed marble and travertine wrap the custom cabinets. Special finishing and distressing by, Chet Baker and team of artists, including Chantal Hodges.

  All of the bedrooms are master suites that feature a cozy decor and all custom bedding designed by Robin. Several of the bedrooms have beautiful window treatments that include shades, lace sheers and drapes with tassel tie backs. All of the drapery hardware was custom made for this home.  
Master Bedroom 1
Master Bedroom 1
Master Bedroom 2
Master Bedroom 3
Master Bedroom 4

Master Bedroom 1: Soft peach and Terra Cotta colors make this room serene and inviting. Custom bedding and drapes designed by Robin Stater.

Master Bedroom 2: Sage green walls with a plaid brushed flannel fabric on the drapes and duvet. The custom ceiling light was especially made for this room by an artist who hand beads and leather wrapped the arms of the fixture. The feathers are an added "native American" detail.

Master Bedroom 3: A more feminine and Victorian style room. The drapes are antique velvet with chenille brush trim. Bedding and drape design by Robin.


This home shared by a large family, with their friends, brought together all the finest artist and craftsmen in Mammoth Lakes and they all created this masterpiece.

The great relationships developed through this project are those that will remain forever and will also be the fondest memories of all those involved in the creation of "The Cabin in the Sky".

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