The exterior cedar soffits also line up precisely with the cedar ceilings, with the intersecting vertical and horizontal planes creating a strong composition that serves to frame the magnificent views.
In the great room, the ceiling height soars, and there is a band of clerestory windows to provide additional natural light. The widespread use of floating soffits allows for plenty of soft, indirect lighting at night. Recessed lights also highlight the textural quality of the stone.
Not surprisingly, the home was designed for entertaining.
"The owners, who live here all year round, wanted a complete mini resort for visiting family and friends," says Stinson. "The home can accommodate numerous guests, and the south-facing patios are perfect for parties. These patios provide multiple seating and dining areas some are covered with a fireplace or radiant heating, and others are open to the sun."
The interior, designed in consultation with Nicole Norris of CRS Interiors, also provides ample space for entertaining. Quarter-sawn walnut features on the trim, doors and cabinets. This was chosen for its warm, clean look. Flat-sawn walnut was specified for the floors to provide a more earthy look, similar to a forest floor. With neutral furnishings the overall effect is subtle and sophisticated.
The kitchen, in the center of the great room, teams walnut cabinetry with Calacatta Gold marble countertops. An extra-long island with bar stools reinforces the concept of a social hub.