Overview of Project
Property was purchased in the middle of winter under snow, structure was a timber frame located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe (done by previous owner) that was roofed and had windows installed but no interior walls were framed nor was any infrastructure plumbed or ran. Griggs was hired as the general contractor and remodeled the entire interior floor plan- moving bedroom, bathroom, living and laundry locations along with moving/adding/deleting windows to better suit our clients’ lifestyle and make a more functional layout. The design team at Aspen Leaf Interiors (Marcio Decker, Betty Scott, and Olivia Osborne) transformed the interior into a sophisticated mountain hideaway of serene colors, natural materials, and luxurious textures throughout.
Mixing sophisticated modern design elements into the classic timber frame style of construction makes this home truly spectacular. We incorporated a great mixture of steel, stone and hardwoods to assemble a balanced theme in this timber frame home since there are beams and posts exposed on all four levels. All door and window openings have precision drywall returns and thus no casing needed, using only forged steel or walnut for the window aprons. We primarily used walnut throughout for window/door jambs, baseboards on upper levels, doors and furniture made onsite. This home has no shortage of ambiance while boasting a total of five fireplaces, one being on the outdoor quartzite living area finished with a custom forge iron railing.
Keeping with the Tahoe mountain construction, we incorporated cold rolled steel baseboards and forged iron window sills and aprons in lower levels of this Lakefront. Custom built furniture pieces were built onsite using live-edge walnut slabs included an office desk, several entertainment hutches and benches. Griggs built custom faux windows with LED light strips onsite to give appearance of natural light to multiple bathrooms. Corinthian Granite and cast Limestone were used around the fireplaces. Steel wrapped mirrors with hammered clavos accentuate the chiseled edge granite in the featured half bath. European light fixtures and custom furnishings are throughout the home giving a refreshing modern twist to traditional mountain style.