Top Architectural Ideas in Mountain Homes


In the past 10 or so years the evolution of mountain homes has grown significantly. Mountain homes used to be cabins or log houses, or at least thats what people would assume when they were going on vacation up in the mountains. No a days mountain homes are sprawling, beautifully designed, architectural masterpieces. I have seen a fair amount of changes personally and noticed specific changes that new clients in the housing market. Cabins and lodges are no longer a place off the grid but instead a luxurious retreat away from the bustling city. Below you will find some of the most requested pieces that homeowners are starting to require.

Indoor-Outdoor Living:

When you’re up in the mountains you have the opportunity to take in all the scenic views you can find. A large percentage of new modern mountain homes include both indoor areas of comfort while providing outdoor space to move around comfortably. There is usually a simple divider the easily access the indoors or outdoors seamlessly. Imagine the ease of walking into a hot tub and being surrounded by heat lamps while viewing your favorite television show and surround sound completing the experience.

Massive Window Walls:

There has been a huge demand for floor-to-ceiling windows separating the outdoors from the comforts of the interior. The massive windows provide beautiful views while also cleaning up the interior without having extra walls or shelves to collect dust. More often than not the windows are thick, stable, and have strong roof overhangs to shade the interior from the summer sun.

Cleanly Detailed Natural Materials:

When designing the interior of mountain homes it’s important to design around the natural decor and ambiance. I highly recommend using natural materials that compliment the rugged nature of the outdoors. Using natural wood indigenous to the area and locally mined stone will make your home pop and be an integral part of the mountain community.