A recent addition to this Phoenix home is cantilevered over the red-rock mountain and lower patio, preserving the outdoor living area. The addition includes a modern version of a Juliet balcony, offering the bedroom inside a view of the valley below and skyline. Underneath the structure is a shady spot for the grill and a dog-washing area.
Knowing that his clients wanted a building that had presence in and subservience to the wild landscape, architect David Coleman and his team designed the building forms to be angular and elemental, not unlike the surrounding mountain peaks. The result is a dramatic design that's deceptively simple, deeply rooted in the site and unexpectedly crisp and modern.
With soaring ceilings, unexpected bursts of bright colors and soft, cozy textures, the living room from the HGTV Dream Home 2014 blends everything there is to love about modern mountain living. A soft, shaggy wool rug with a subtle Moroccan-style pattern anchors the living space, defined by a collection of furnishings — both traditional and contemporary in silhouette — that partner to create an eclectic look.
Soft evening light shines from the windows of this traditional Tudor nestled amongst 3.5 acres of mature trees and meticulous landscaping in Montecito. Sun sets on the sprawling estate that features 7100 square feet of modern interior upgrades, including six bedrooms, six baths, two partial baths and all with unbeatable ocean and mountain views. A long, private driveway leads to an attached four-car garage and two bedroom, two bath guest house.
“I’ve always imagined spending a snow-filled Christmas in a cozy mountain cabin, so I decided to pretend that’s where we were hanging out when I created this tablescape,” says Katie Nathey of Mountain Modern Life.
“Most of the table decor came from shopping our home,” Nathey says, “such as the vintage Mason jars and candle holders.” The napkins were made out of leftover fabric, and she added liquid gold leaf to glam up thrifted glasses.