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.

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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.

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\"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.

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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.

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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.

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A steeply-pitched roofline, cedar siding and ample stonework give the home classic rustic charm, while large windows, exposed structural beams and minimalist landscaping make it thoroughly modern.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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To prevent damage from snowmelt, rooflines were designed so they don't drain over patios. A gutter system directs water to strategically placed drains.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Driving towards the home, its unique take on traditional mountain design is immediately evident.

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\"We worked on keeping all of those materials that are indigenous to this part of the country, but using them in a more sophisticated way,\" interior designer Linda Woodrum says.

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From the driveway, you can see all the way through to the award-winning golf course and mountains beyond.

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Tall ponderosa pine trees provide a buffer of privacy around the home.

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A flat, winding driveway leads to the paving block parking area.

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The driveway offers ample space for guests to park.

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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.

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

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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.

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\"This house is not a contained structure,\" interior designer Linda Woodrum says. \"It's really about being outside.\"

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Garage access to the master bedroom and staircase makes for easy loading and unloading.

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

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

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