Located near Lake Tahoe, California, the Martis Camp House by Swaback Partners impresses due to its elegant cottage-like architecture: “A home for the high Sierra’s that does not fall in line with the traditional regional architecture that mostly is a dark and heavy composition. Instead, the concept was to celebrate the light and airy feeling of snow and the effects that it can bring to the interiors.” By using extensive wood, stone and glass finishes, the place exudes an interesting modern look and a surprisingly inviting feel.

By mixing together an array of materials and textures, the designers of Martis Camp House achieved a timeless look. An open plan living and dining space complete with fireplace and large windows framed by stone walls acts as the core of the house. A stylish wooden staircase leads the way towards the bedrooms, some neighbored by lovely terraces. Have a look and tell us what you think!