Mountain Style Home in Sandpoint, Idaho
Written September 15, 2009 by John Hendricks, Architect AIA • Filed Under Mountain Architecture
This custom mountain lodge residence in Sandpoint will be featured in Big Sky Journal Magazine. The recently completed Idaho mountain style home is a great example of the nature themed, mountain architecture designs of John Hendricks AIA, architect and owner of Hendricks Architecture in Sandpoint. The home was built by Pucci Construction of Sandpoint.
Mountain Residence overlooking Lake Pend Oreille
Elements of wood, stone, and natural light flow from the rugged exterior into the interior, adding a sense of connection with nature. The exterior materials consist of western red cedar horizontal beveled siding, Montana stone with tight joints, and copper accents. The interior is rustic contemporary, with douglas fir trusses, beams and columns, along with other wood and stone accents. The home is 5,600 square feet on five steep acres. The house is perched near the top of a nob, yet the profile is kept low to blend into the site.
The home is designed to take advantage of the beautiful mountain and lake views, including Lake Pend Oreille and the Monarch Mountains to the southeast. The Pend Oreille River, the City of Sandpoint, and the two mile Long Bridge can be seen to the southwest. To the west and northwest are Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort and the Selkirk Mountains. The owners are avid snowboarders, and their master bedroom suite is angled forty-five degrees from the rest of the home to look directly at Schweitzer. On winter mornings a slight raise of the head is all that’s needed to check the snow or weather on the mountain.
The bar is one of many rooms with great views.
The home has four bedroom suites, and includes four and a half baths. Also included are a home theater, study, game room, bar, wine room, a great room, a circular staircase and a bridge, along with covered and open decks. Hydronic floor heating heats the residence. The owners opted for gas appliance fireplaces rather than wood burning. Large overhangs and trellises minimize the summer solar heat gain, and the south and west facing windows have a higher low-E rating of low-E3 glazing. The exterior has layered flagstone patios and includes a built-in spa and barbecue. Storm water is managed by retaining swales.
For further information on mountain architecture, please see our previous posts Mountain Architecture and Origins of Mountain Architecture in America.
John Hendricks, AIA Architect, NCARB
Hendricks Architecture, Idaho mountain home architects in Sandpoint. We specialize in the design of luxury mountain style homes, cabins and other structures.
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