A bachelor client, for whom we have worked with on two urban residential projects, hired us to create a fun and hip ski retreat in Tahoe.
A floor-to-ceiling cold-rolled steel fireplace, highlighted by artist Jihoon Choi’s “Pixel Deer”, dominates the principal room. Floor-to-ceiling stacked wood adjacent to the fireplace becomes a design element and hides the entertainment center. The seating area consists of a large leather sectional and a pair of 1960s swivel chairs by Thonet purchased by the client in Miami. Photography by Sharon Montrose and a mixed-media collage on a wood door created by Tim Weldon add a touch of whimsy. The dining area has a 7-foot recycled wood square table surrounded by classic Cassina Cab armchairs, able to accommodate up to 16 guests.
The powder room features a live-edge floating shelf, a mirror Designed by Jacques Adnet and custom Union Square wallpaper by Crezana. The corridor leading to the bedrooms showcases 19th century albumen photographs of the Tahoe region.
Each of five bedrooms was given its own personality: the burlap bedroom; the log bedroom; the gray bedroom; the antler bedroom; and the master, with a circular metal hanging chair overlooking the unobstructed view of the mountains. A large vintage “hotel” neon sign in the master bathroom adds nostalgia to the space.
The perfect mountain retreat: a casual and inviting house to welcome the owner’s many guests.