For this ski-in, ski-out only Sugar Bowl family vacation home near Lake Tahoe, CA, interior designer
Lisa Staprans chose an eclectic mix of furnishings to compliment the home's striking architecture and maximize its stunning views. 51
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Architect Hans Baldauf and his team created an exhilarating and dramatic butterfly roofed modern design. All spaces in the home have views of the surrounding mountains and trees.
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Staprans chose a mix of mid-century modern, contemporary and vintage furnishings to compliment the bold, clean lines of the home’s architecture. A custom blown glass lighting fixture by
John Pomp Studios makes a dramatic statement cascading down the main blackened steel staircase.
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The living room celebrates the surrounding environment. At the center, a custom lighting
fixture from Hammerton Lighting hangs in front of a fireplace made from local Sierra granite and Idaho stone and covered in
moss. Seating includes a custom sofa designed by Staprans
and a lounge chair from Design Within Reach. Vintage coffee tables,
including a Noguchi table, and wool carpets from Morocco and Tibet round out the
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The study features a thick, cozy rug and vintage Saarinen Tulip dining table and chairs, which were sourced by the owners. A wonderfully transparent Secto light fixture made from Scandinavian birch hangs above the table. The pattern on the doors beyond gives a nod to a Swiss chalet.
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Transparent Secto lighting fixtures also hang over the dining room table, which was made from local reclaimed teak from the Wooden Duck in Berkeley, CA. Design Within Reach’s leather
Bellini chairs surround the table. Serving ware from Heath Ceramics adds another local accent element.
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The kitchen brings the outside in with the use of greens and natural wood. A splash of color is added with the red fixtures from Niche Modern Lighting in New York.
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This library and non-electronic game room provides hours of fun for the active family of four young children.
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A fuzzy green wool carpet made from Himalayan wool and vintage chairs from San Francisco’s Almond Hartzog Gallery create a place of pause outside the bedrooms on the second floor.
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Looking down the dramatic main staircase and hanging light fixture, you can see a playful egg chair and Himalayan wool area rug below.
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The home’s lower level includes a powder room, mud room and sauna. The large sauna is designed to fit several families, the perfect respite after a long day of hiking or skiing on the slopes.
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The client loves color and wanted the powder room on the lower level as bright as possible. The fun and colorful tiles from Ceramic Tile Design in San Francisco and the imprint from the wood provided a nice contrast with the concrete of the walls.
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The entryway is located on the first floor, where the young family skis in and out of during the winter season. Boot warmers, racks and other amenities are available for large numbers, perfect as the family often has guests.
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Carpenters made the outdoor dining table from wood reclaimed from the construction of the home.
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The deck is oriented to the southwest and provides shade in the summer and sun in the winter, allowing it to be used for entertaining and dining in every season.