THE VIEW HOUSE
THE VIEW HOUSE
The defining element of the View House obviously is the view! But, the interior would still need a striking feature to compliment this amazing view. Since we had raised the ceiling height it struck me that we could go floor to ceiling with a stunning quartz fireplace. Although this was a fairly expensive project in the end this is Idaho after all; so, what’s better than a breathtaking mountain view coupled with an equally beautiful fireplace? I like it!
I love to design and style an amazing master suite, and the floorplan we devised gave me just that. The goal was from the moment you wake up in your bed your first view is downtown, Boise. I really wanted to have a custom headboard made that would stand the test of time and really be a huge statement piece. We decided on a gorgeous black walnut slab that was from the area. This brought the dimension and warmth that this room needed especially after I had Clint build a coffered ceiling and paint it black. I love the final look of this room. All it needs now is a hot tub outside the master deck!
During the exterior renovation I wanted to modernize the old look of the clinker brick. So, I designed the look to include horizontal natural oiled cedar. As the cedar was going up, I loved the look so much that I carried the design through to the inside as we covered the great room ceiling with the same horizontal cedar. Except inside I decided to go unstained because I love bringing natural wood elements into the home. Executing this one simple design choice not only modernized the home but brought warmth as well.
As the new staircase began to take shape, I had a design vision of sleek matte black metal railings that carried through from the front of the home, to the staircase, and then across the back deck. Consistency is very important in design and as many railings that we’d need in the View Home, this was no time to not be consistent!