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Outdoor Design

One With Nature

The mountain-esque style of this home’s outdoor spaces and landscaping showcases a mix of organic, contemporary and industrial elements that meld with the magnificent forested landscape that surrounds the property. The rear elevation features a two-story covered lanai designed to capitalize on these panoramic views. As the homeowners’ “happy place,” the lanai was designed to be supremely comfortable and luxurious. It features exposed steel I-beams, a natural stone fireplace and Andersen Liftslide doors that connect the space to the interior great room. When the doors are stowed away, there is an unobstructed view and one open indoor-outdoor room. A cable railing system, power screens, flagstone flooring and tongue-and-groove cedar ceilings with exposed wood trusses contribute to the alpine resort ambiance. 

On the front elevation, the driveway sweeps from the far right to the far left to accommodate the slope and oblong shape of the lot. The challenge was to make the unique driveway and landscaping blend seamlessly into the natural terrain while retaining functionality. The landscape designer and builder sensitively approached the existing landscape by preserving and incorporating the prominent trees into the new landscaping, making the home’s layout work with the existing terrain of the lot.x

Contractor

B.L. Rieke Custom Homes

Landscape Architect

EPIC Landscape Productions

Photographer

Josie Henderson

Resources

Community: The Communities of Cedar Creek   Appliances and Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery   Cabinets: Miller’s Custom Cabinets  Countertops: SCI – Surface Center Interiors   Fireplace: Midwest Fireplace   Flooring: ProSource Wholesale; SVB Wood Floors   Hardware: Locks & Pulls  Lighting: Rensen House of Lights   Painter: Millennium Paintingjosiedell_photo  Roofing: Imperial Roofing   Siding: COR-TEN® Steel   Windows: Andersen Windows & Doors

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