Thoreau gave us license to examine our lives and surroundings, Carroll playfully suggests a reflection is in order. Two grand themes artfully rendered in a single dwelling.
A calming drive over fields and through the woods, swinging round home. 70 acres of landscaped excellence. Stones set among flowers set among trees.
Materials combined in new form, the metal of the roof rounded, sculpted, scalloped. Stone as walkway, stone as landscape, stone walls reflected in glass. Windows that act to let light in also let light pass creating refractions and reflections, illuminating vistas on far walls, extending inside and outside, tricking the eye and delighting the mind.
The great room, with sloping ceiling, is anchored by the bluestone fireplace. Curved windows create a perfect frame highlighting the distant mountain views.
The details in more detail.
The bluestone is locally quarried Alcove blue. You will find it on the exterior, on the walk-way from the garage to the house (which has built in snow melt heating), and with three different treatments in the fireplace.
Red oak flooring lends a warm hue.
The beams in the great room are Douglas Fir, the great room cabinets are white oak.
Dakota marble, cherry cabinets, Italian glass tile make up the kitchen.
The master bath has a floor and shower of Italian marble. Quarter sawn white oak for the cabinetry.
Custom lighting throughout. Of particular note, the dining room lights are designed to extend or contract with the table.
The wet bar off the home theater has a Brazilian marble that looks like a river bottom, the cabinets are cherry.