Is it any wonder why the locals call Orcas "the gem of the San Juans"? Not only is this remote island off the coast of Washington State home to dense forests, freshwater lakes, beaches and mountains, but it's also the setting for this gorgeous 4,249-square-foot Craftsman.
The Olson residence in Sandy Springs, Georgia after the addition of a master bedroom retreat by licensed contractor Chip Wade of HGTV's hit show Elbow Room. As part of the renovation, the attic roof was removed and replaced by heighten ceilings, a sitting area, sleek bedroom and open bathroom.
Decorative modern lighting adds a splash of contemporary to this rustic mountain retreat. Wood and metal mix together for a nature-inspired staircase, while exposed stone and wood add organic texture to the space. At the bottom of the stairs is a pair of cowhide benches for seating.
A U-shaped outdoor bench with trellis-patterned cushions overlooks stunning views of the Arizona desert and mountains. In the middle of bench sits a long stone firepit, making this the perfect outdoor space for gathering with friends.
Not far from Seattle but decidedly out of the fray in the quiet community of North Bend, Washington, the cabin is an ideal retreat on 3.10 acres. A mix of forest and mountain views are the meditative backdrop.
Exposed wood walls lend a rustic quality to this Colorado mountain retreat. A cozy seating area next to the kitchen is centered around an open fireplace. Wood cabinets have chalkboard doors for jotting down notes and fun messages, while the large island and lower cabinets are painted navy blue to add rich color to the space.
This elegant, modern master suite features floor to ceiling windows looking out onto a beautiful mountain view, creating a peaceful space to relax. There is nothing extra in this space, so eliminating the distractions of the day is easy.
This terrace treats visitors to panoramic views of the forests, lakes and mountains that decorate Washington State. When they need to put their feet up, the owners can kick back on those two comfortable chaises.
When the owners want a little peace and quiet, they can retreat upstairs to this private balcony. Here, two lounge chairs wait at the ready for reading, napping or simply watching the sun set over the mountains.
This 4100 sq. ft. home in Bend, Oregon sits on more than 10 acres, offers a large backyard, and stunning mountain views. The four-bedroom, four bath retreat also features a large outdoor patio and grand floor-to-ceiling windows.
This small weekend retreat on the flank of the rolling grassy coastal plain in Hollister Ranch, near Gaviota, Calif., looks out on breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and mountains. Meandering gravel and flagstone paths bring movement to the outdoor space.