Home Tour: Mountain Elegance
Perched high upon the hillside, this newly completed masterpiece, built by Jeff Masters, commands an incredible view of the Sierra and evokes majesty, as do the surrounding mountain vistas.
The home was built over several years as the internal structure was an engineering feat to accommodate the down sloping lot, as were the details that are incorporated to make this home one of the finest ever built in Mammoth to date.
The interior design of this home was a collaboration of many artistic designers.
Sierra Design Studio is responsible for the design of the bathroom tile and lighting specifications, flooring, furnishings, all lighting, bedding, drapes and window coverings, accessories and a few important structural lay-out designs. Right down to the towels, silver wear and table settings, this home was turnkey for the young active family.
Robin Stater and Julie Johnson-Holland, designers at Sierra Design Studio, brought their talent together to create a cozy mountain home that greets each visitor with a rich, elegant welcome.
Upon entering this beautiful home, you will see a stone entry surrounded with cherry paneling. Mica and iron wall sconces balance a large reverse painted glass mirror that is hanging over a rustic console table. The oversized front door has the same rustic character including distressed wood with iron clavos for detail.
As you pass the entry, there is a view to the great room and to the dining room. Separating the areas is a staircase that has a fantastic railing, designed by Larry Walker. It incorporates a pinecone motif on top of a fretwork iron background. The fretwork railing also use on the outdoor balcony railing.
The Great room has a commanding view of the Sierra. The oversized, unobstructed windows frame the view of Mammoth Crest and Crystal Crag! The drapes that frame the windows are in brown paisley velvet from Ralph Lauren. Solar screen are behind the wood cornice boxes to keep the intense year round sun from fading the interior of the home.
The furnishings are an inviting mixture of leather and tapestry fabric in earth tones. The main seating area features a Tibetan, handmade carpet from Tufenkian Carpet.
Mica table lamps continue the subtle craftsman influence in this room, in addition to the unusual iron and mica hanging chandelier that brings a more rustic mood to the center of the room. The idea was to blend styles to create Mountain Elegance, not found in just one strict style.
Larry Walker designed the fireplace in the great room that also wraps around the wall to create a hearth for a wood stove in the dining room.
The dining Room has a breathtaking view of the Sherwin Range and also to The White Mountains.
A large trestle table with upholstered high back chairs gives this room a sense of majesty. An iron chandelier in an oval shape anchors the room with a graceful shape and twinkling candlelights. The drapery in this room is Italian Damask in a gold and taupe woven pattern. Solar shades were again used in this room to help minimum the sun’s harmful effect on the home’s elegant interior. Good times are in store while sitting down to a feast at this home away from home!
A built-in buffet is adjacent to the dining table that serves as a tea bar for that afternoon relaxation after skiing.
The kitchen is a visual and functional masterpiece. The countertops are a honey-honed limestone and the island has a very unusual stone that blends orange, rust and gold tones in a beautiful centerpiece to the homey kitchen. The room is complete with state of the art appliances and a walk in pantry. A lovely hammered copper hood graces the commercial range.
Cabinets throughout the home ore stained dark with a heavy distressing to give Old World Flair.
On the same floor level is the Master bedroom. The focal point in this room would be the custom made carpet from Stark Carpet. It’s a hand loomed gold background with details in green and rust that is antique in style, but plush to today’s standards. The canopy bed dominates the room and other furnishing are painted with a vine detail. Robin designed the drapes and Bedding and window seat.
In the Master bath, a unique mixture of design and designers make a room that is hard to forget.
The countertops are a gold marble with chiseled edge. On top sits a bronze vessel washbasin. Julie Johnson-Holland and Karen Day designed the tile selection and layout. The marbleized wall painting to match the counter top was done by Baker Painting.
Also on this floor is a powder bath that is incredible. The walls are covered in an iridescent gold/purple/bronze one by one inch recycled glass tile. The ceiling was copper-leafed to blend with the colors in the tile. A copper vessel sink sits on top of a unique custom cabinet that is carved, and has a hammered copper top. A stunning gem of a room!
On the lower level of this three level home, the guest bedrooms center upon a state of the art media center. The very large sectional in chenille and leather makes a comfortable lounging area for kids and adults alike. There is even a concession stand with its own popcorn maker!
The rooms on the lower lever give guests and children their own mountain retreat while others enjoy the home with privacy on the other 2 levels.
Upstairs the family enjoys their own home gym and there is an office the serves as a workplace while away from home. One more guest bedroom is on this floor making a total of 6 bedrooms in all.
This elegant mountain home was several years in the making. All of the artist and craftsman involved would agree that the end result is one that has not been seen in Mammoth before.
A collaboration of fine professionals and a great family have made this a home that will live on for generations and provide the backdrop for a lifestyle that is created and enjoyed by many.