Providing a warm environment to enjoy the natural beauty of Martis Camp near Lake Tahoe, California, Martis-Dunsmuir House is a rustic-contemporary getaway designed by sagemodern. The residence displays a complex exterior, with large expanses of glass and an eye-catching array of finishes: “Silver-grey barnwood siding blends into the natural environment and natural ledgestone anchors the home to the land. Architectural concrete and steel columns support the unique butterfly roof. During spring rains and winter runoff these columns will become an active water feature and icefall. A large covered dining patio provides year-around shelter with a protected grill area that is accessible during winter”, explained the architects.

The layout of this family retreat was envisioned for privacy, flexibility and entertainment: “The home is designed for easy indoor/outdoor living and opens out to a gentle flowing creek that provides a serene setting to relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air. The 1,600 square-foot outdoor living area has a gas fire pit surrounded by moss covered granite boulders, built-in BBQ grill area, covered dining and a covered integrated six-person hot tub that provides shelter and privacy.” Enjoy the photo gallery below and share your thoughts with us in the comment section! [Photography by Lisa Petrole Photography]