With brass fixtures, bright hues, and luxe furnishing, the Modern Mountain Home doesn't conform to the standards of a rustic winter lodge. The exterior of the Park City vacation home is a mix of reclaimed Trestlewood, stone, steel and copper. At the center of the u-shaped design is a great room that houses a kitchen, living and dining room. A pair of antlers sit above the steel and an I-beam fireplace, nodding the house's ranch setting, while the custom kitchen and contemporary decor give this mountain retreat a modern twist. Separated by the great room, the interior splits into two wings, each with their own master suite. A total of four bedrooms and two bunk rooms can accomodate more guests than you can handle. The garage opens to a sprawling 160 acres, filled with enough snowmobile trails and alpine wildlife to fill your day.
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Rising above the tree line, the Blue Lake Retreat is a modern treehouse in Marble Falls, Texas. The three-story metal structure ascends vertically to accomodate its steep plot. Designed to create unspoiled views of the surrounding landscapes, the main living space sits beyond the trees in the home's top floor and is framed by a glass north facing wall. A cantilevered deck extends toward the water, taking full advantage of the lakeside setting. Backed by the privacy of the adjacent hillside, all four bedrooms are split between the lower two levels and feature their own balconies with unique views of the neighboring shore.