Residential Design
Interior Design

Mountain Homes

Owl’s Nest


Built on the side of a steep slope, this home has panoramic views that were the driving force of the room placement. It was critical that the open Living / Dining / Kitchen areas be positioned in such a way as to allow glass on 3 walls, in order to capture the incredible long range views in one direction, and the uphill gorge views in another. The variety of views in these spaces alone make this house one of a kind.

When you add the unique “light well” over the Living Area which provides daylight into the house all day long, the whole design starts to fall into place. This light well is a nod to old tobacco barns that would have similar areas for light and ventilation.

The idea of the old barn was then incorporated into the interior design, by having reclaimed, corrugated, rusted tin ceilings and accents used along with wide, multi-width reclaimed Barn Wood white oak floors throughout. There are even reclaimed railroad spikes being used as coat hooks in the Mud Room, as well as one that was converted to a door handle on the custom barn door.

This is a home the owners love to use by themselves to just enjoy the beauty around them, as well as have family come anytime. It’s also a great place for them to entertain, be it neighbors for a cookout or houseguests for a weekend – this home can handle it all and everyone feels comfortable and relaxed.