Rufty Custom Built Homes and Remodeling is responsible for this home whose design is based on mountain-inspired living, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Before beginning this project, the client, a local real estate developer, shared one of their family’s favorite pastimes, heading out west to go skiing.
Over the years, they had fallen in love with the nature-inspired, lodge-style homes, and knew that they wanted to bring that inspiration into the home they planned to construct in North Carolina. The homeowners were drawn to natural elements such as stone and wood. They wished to incorporate that style into their home, without veering into a completely rustic design.
It was important for them to create a balance between natural and contemporary. “Because of our desired aesthetic, some materials we wanted, such as western red cedar, were not readily available in the area, but Rufty Homes was able to find a supplier for us and at a great price. They continually went above and beyond for us,” states the homeowner about this project.
What We Love: This beautiful home boasting mountain-inspired living was designed to be in harmony with nature. Rustic details collide with contemporary elements throughout this masterfully created dwelling. We are especially loving how the builder’s handcrafted small details for big visual impact, such as the wine corks encased in a glass wall.
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Above: “There’s an area between the front door and living area with a staircase next to three-story windows going up the wall. Sometimes when walking up the stairs, we say to each other, ‘We can’t believe we’re actually living in this house.’ Rufty Homes truly made our dream home a reality,” states the homeowners. We have to agree, this home is an architectural masterpiece!
Above: A hand-built floating stone hearth on the fireplace was incredibly heavy. The builders were able to figure out how to balance it in there securely, creating a fun challenge for them to solve.
Above: Another creative idea in this mountain-inspired living masterpiece was the glass cork-filled wall between the dining area and the wine room. The idea was inspired by a family trip to Aspen, Colorado, where the homeowners were drawn to a similar idea in a restaurant they had visited. To use the formal dining room, they wished for their space to be interesting, something for everyone to look at no matter where they were seated at the table.
Photos: Courtesy of Rufty Custom Built Homes and Remodeling