Front Yard Pictures From HGTV Dream Home 2014

Built in the style of New Mountain architecture, this home offers a modern twist on the traditional, rustic mountain house.

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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Architect David Bourke designed HGTV Dream Home 2014 in a new mountain style, using materials common in mountain homes while also introducing modern and industrial elements.

"To create a building that had the sensibility of the classic Tahoe cabins, we created this great room space that had the dining, kitchen and living areas, all within a form that is reminiscent of that rustic, Tahoe style," architect David Bourke says.

The home's center section, capped with a flat roof, draws attention to its two gabled wings. The two-story section of the home houses the master suite, family room and guest rooms.

To contain roof runoff and snowmelt, infiltration trenches were created near each of the gutter ends. The 18- to 24-inch-deep ditches were filled with crushed rock wrapped in filter fabric, then covered with local pine mulch.

Located at 6,000 feet above sea level with only a five-month growing season, the Truckee, Calif. climate is a harsh one. Landscape contractor Lebo Newman used both native and adaptive species to create a minimal, modern design.

White fir trees were added to the site, and two groundcovers take the place of non-native turf grass: kinnickinnick and squaw carpet. An irrigation system keeps landscaping lush and fire-resistant.

To further reduce forest fire risk, a 30-foot buffer zone around the house was cleared of flammable brush.

The site was dotted with 80- to 100-foot-tall ponderosa and Jeffrey pines, and architect David Bourke worked the placement of the house around the existing trees as much as possible, saving four specimens from the bulldozers.

Wood and veneered fieldstone are among classic mountain home materials utilized in this build.

The driveway and walks around HGTV Dream Home 2014 are constructed from permeable pavers, which look and feel like standard interlocking paving blocks, but with one big practical difference — they're extremely porous so water can move right through them.

Wood, stone and stucco create an exterior that fits the architectural heritage of the area.

Seen from underneath, the roof system feels modern, even loft-like. Pairs of exposed wooden eaves add a geometric detail.

Exposed steel moment-resisting frames, which are designed to withstand seismic activity, add both visual appeal and structural integrity to the HGTV Dream Home 2014.

The two main roofs — topped with architectural asphalt shingles that mimic the look of traditional wood — boast steep slopes, a classic look that helps shed snow.

Large expanses of glass create a transparent and direct connection between indoors and outdoors.

In keeping with the style of the rest of the home, the garage features wood and metal accents in the form of hot-rolled steel trim atop wooden garage doors.

Even in the snow, the temperature-controlled garage keeps vehicles ready to venture out.

By putting the single story wing to the south and the two-story wing to the north, architect David Bourke ensured that every room in the house gets direct sunlight daily.

With a fresh coat of snow, HGTV Dream Home 2014 nearly blends into its mountain surroundings.

"It's very crisp and clean," interior designer Linda Woodrum says. "This is not your Grandmother's log cabin...at all."