This Colorado residence by Tomecek Studio Architecture is actually a hybrid container house, incorporating two shipping containers on either side of a more traditional structure. The entire 1,500-square-foot Nederland House makes the most of its Rocky Mountain views, while the containers are where you’ll find the bedrooms, bath, office, laundry room and kitchen. Though it’s not part of the containers, the upstairs of the center structure features a platform bed on sliding tracks — giving an entirely new meaning to sleeping under the stars.
Plan the perfect ski getaway with family and friends. Sitting on the edge of a ski run on Lone Mountain in Big Sky, Montana’s Moonlight Basin community, this $7.5 million custom timber home has almost 7,000 square feet of living space, including seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Two massive stone fireplaces span all three stories of the home for an eye-catching defining feature,
This shrub is another early-season bloomer that pushes out flowers before leaves unfurl. The result is spring magic at its best. At Biltmore, gardeners also look to new varieties of old-fashioned favorites like quince. The Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Station, located in Mills River, is part of North Carolina State University and home to the Storm Series of flowering quinces. “These quinces open double flowers, larger flowers that bloom farther out on the stems—they’re really great plants,” Andes says.
As seen on Rocky Mountain Reno, the couple's new living room contains a seating area for them to enjoy. With two overstuffed leather chairs placed directly underneath a window, plenty of natural light enters the seating area. The natural elements of the space-the wood walls and table and the leather chairs-bring a rustic feel to the space, while the metal lamp helps incorporate the modern. Trista brings in the natural blue from the kitchen by adding a Roman shade on the window.
Native to the mountains of Asia, this plant will thrive in your winter garden. It’s an evergreen groundcover with roundish leaves that start out medium green with red-tinged edges and turn deep burgundy in cool weather. It produces tiny flowers in the spring that attract butterflies, and its deep red foliage brings color to your landscape in deepest winter. Plant in masses on a slope or in a container in full sun. Zones 4 to 8.
The $19.5-million Elk Horn Ranch boasts stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges. The luxurious main house has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, large living spaces with vaulted ceilings and an entertaining-ready kitchen and bar. For guests that love to have their own getaway, the Wrangler cabin is a perfect one-room cabin complete with a bathroom and kitchenette. And, of course, don't forget the horses, who have a spacious four-stall barn to return to after exploring the ranch's 160 acres.
This stonecrop cultivar grows sprawling mounds of variegated white and green leaves that get tinged in red in the cool weather of spring and fall. It’s part of the SunSparkler series from plant breeder Chris Hansen and is derived from a sedum native to mountains in North America. They like dry soil and full sun. Give them rich soil or too much shade and they’ll become weak, floppy plants. They spread slowly over time, so they’re good for naturalizing an area. Zones 4 to 9.
As seen on HGTV's Rocky Mountain Reno, Trists' design has expertly combined the natural aspect of the cabin with the modern aspects that the couple desires. In the living room, the rustic design is brought to life with the wood wall, exposed wood beams, the original wood burning stove for extra warmth and decor such as the antlers on the wall and the wood candlestick holder. She brings the modern into the design with the window treatments and the rug. The natural blue color on the wall and the curtains adds a pop of color to the space.
“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.
As seen on HGTV's Rocky Mountain Reno, this bedroom, once covered in wood, dark and outdated, is now a bright, beautiful place for the couple to relax. A large window with neutral window treatments let in plenty of natural light, while the light color of the walls and ceiling help to reflect that light and keep the space feeling lights and open. Trista continues her design into the bedroom with the bold, blue bedspread and accent pillow. She added a modern touch with a metal chandelier hanging from the ceiling, but kept the rustic design alive with the exposed beam in the ceiling and the natural wood door to the right.
This clever reading chair and bookcase combo was designed and produced by Tembolat Gugkaev, with help from his wife Ashlee Webb and Ryan Webb. Gugkaev lives mostly in the Caucasus Mountains in Ossetia-Alania, but will ship his design, which he calls “Tatik,” anywhere. Made mostly of MDF, its pyramid shape allows you to store your books on three sides, so you won’t have to get up to switch reading material.
"We sold our big house with a bonus room 15 years ago so that we could afford to start over and do what we love for a living," says designer Christina Britt Lewis of The Redesign Company. "This is a choice we never regret, but we make big boys and they have big friends. When they needed more space, we redesigned our garage. We used what we already had—a ping pong table we bartered for, the twin beds our teenage boys had outgrown for seating—and saved by considering it a three-season space and not installing heat or air conditioning. We hung trail maps of mountains we have conquered and set lists from concerts we loved in cheap frames for 'art' that brings back fun family memories."
The Pebble Tek pool and infinity spa overlook breathtaking ocean vistas to the Southeast and the Santa Ynez mountains to the North.In the main house, richly colored walls line the sensational master suite, with a sitting area or office and elegant bathroom. A second bedroom suite opens to a large, private patio and secondary lap pool, creating the perfect retreat for family or guests. Perched for ocean views, a second level loft-style office opens to a private rooftop deck.A detached one-bedroom suite with a fireplace and full bathroom has direct access to the main pool area, and attaches to a generous laundry room. A second, detached affords privacy yet proximity to the main house. Beautifully appointed, the one-bedroom suite includes a kitchenette, full bathroom and private patio. This Montecito compound affords plentiful space for both family and guests.Built in 1967.5,431 approximate square feet.Architectural style: ContemporaryProperty features: 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms and 1 Partial Baths.
One of Atlanta's charms is the incredible diversity of its neighborhoods. The same holds true for the suburbs and exurb communities that surround this booming Southern metropolis. From Alpharetta north of the city to Serenbe south of Atlanta, there are a remarkable variety of experiences to have, from suburban to rural to everything in between. Visitors looking for a little respite from a city-center experience but the experiential pleasures of a dense, busy hub of restaurants, shops and a new hotel can stay in the 86-acre Avalon community in Alpharetta, a relatively new 86-acre development that functions as a self-contained city 30 miles north of Midtown Atlanta. Use it as your home base as you venture out each day to activities or events in the city, or use it as a good launching point for exploring the Georgia or North Carolina mountains if a jaunt into the beautiful regional landscape is more your speed.