Tour A Modern Wine Country Retreat With Eco-Conscious Materials {Tour A Modern Wine Country Retreat With Eco-Conscious Materials} – English

Tour A Modern Wine Country Retreat With Eco-Conscious Materials {Tour A Modern Wine Country Retreat With Eco-Conscious Materials} – English

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During the pandemic, creating an abode halfway across the country was no easy task. But when the couple connected with residential designer Fabien Lannoye, general contractor John Schrader and interior designer Shelley Cahan, things started to fall into place. All three have ties to Napa Valley, a bonus for the out-of-town owners, but also key was a near-instant rapport. Cahan only met with the couple in person twice during construction, but “we just clicked,” she says. “They trusted us to deliver their dream home.”

“We wanted it to feel casual, bright and modern,” the wife says. “Our house on Lake Michigan is a traditional English Tudor, and we were ready for a change in architecture and design.” Lannoye set a contemporary note with an open floor plan large enough for a kitchen, living room and dining area set under a soaring ceiling with exposed trusses. Cahan emphasized the airiness of the space with a 20-foot, floor-to- ceiling plaster fireplace surround, which acts as a stunning centerpiece.

To bring additional natural light into the front of the residence, Cahan commissioned a custom pivot door for the front entry and added two skylights to the kitchen. “The glass in the door allows the morning eastern light to pour in,” Cahan says of the impressive portal built by artisan Joe Bates. “It’s a game changer.”

The dwelling is designed around the landscape that drew the couple to wine country. “The house is U-shaped, so when you are inside looking out, it frames views of the vineyards,” says Schrader, who collaborated on the design with Lannoye. “The exterior is largely glass, stone, cedar and Cor-Ten steel,” the general contractor adds. While their low-maintenance qualities are a plus, these natural materials also play an important role in establishing curb appeal; the structure looks right at home set amongst the rolling hills and distant mountains. The elements are also fire resistant and energy efficient, an important consideration in this region.

Taking advantage of the setting and views, a large sliding glass door connects the pool area and great room. Drought-resistant plantings chosen by landscape designer Katherine Novick provide a natural backdrop. “The family wants to be outside when they come here,” Cahan notes. “This house has a full outdoor kitchen with an island, custom lap pool, two fire pits and outdoor furnishings that let the party move with ease from inside to out.”

To make sure the abode would fit the family’s lifestyle, Cahan interviewed the couple and their three children about their needs for the common spaces and private bedrooms. The youngest child, a son still in high school, got a bedroom with a desk for homework, while the older daughters emphasized that they would feel most comfortable in a residence with eco-conscious furnishings and materials. “I’m learning from them and trying to be more mindful of sustainability,” the wife says. “When and where we could, we made that choice.”

Cahan points to the vegan leather chairs in the media room as an example of how they honored the daughters’ requests. The designer also relied heavily on locally made pieces partially for sustainability, but also because with pandemic- related shipping delays, they wanted to be sure that the house could be furnished as soon as construction finished.

Now that the dwelling is complete, the wife hopes the family can use it more often once their teenaged son graduates from high school. “Although there’s no pressure on him to go to college in Northern California, it would be nice if he followed his sisters’ lead and headed west,” she says jokingly. On a more serious note, she adds that the home has evolved as a touchstone that brings the tribe together. “This is a relaxing place for all of us,” the wife says. “We love this house.”

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Modern Industrial Design Gets A Chic Twist In This Aspen Home {Modern Industrial Design Gets A Chic Twist In This Aspen Home} – English

Modern Industrial Design Gets A Chic Twist In This Aspen Home {Modern Industrial Design Gets A Chic Twist In This Aspen Home} – English

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Exterior of hotel in Aspen with wood siding

Travelers ready to return to Aspen’s slopes have a sophisticated new lodging option to consider this year.

Aspen Street Lodge offers the look and feel of a private home with amenities that only a luxury hotel can offer, from a resident chef and mountain guide to painting sessions with acclaimed Aspen artist Kelly Peters.

Designed by local architecture firm Forum Phi and built by Madigan + Company, the eco-conscious building—located on the central-Aspen site previously occupied by the Hotel Lenado—is clad with stone and charred cedar chosen to mimic the bark of aspen trees.

Inside, designer Debra Owens gave the nine lodge rooms, two-bedroom penthouse apartment and intimate common spaces a “modern industrial feel with a luxe twist,” she says, by juxtaposing white Venetian plaster walls against warm wood and blackened-steel finishes, and clean-lined furnishings by Poliform, Holly Hunt, Liaigre and Cassina with chunky fabrics, shearlings and leathers.

Sculptural lighting from Apparatus, Roll & Hill and RBW illuminates artful wallcoverings, including hand-painted Porter Teleo designs, “creating a tactile and visually stunning place to relax and recharge,” Owens says. For its first full ski season, the lodge will offer full buyouts only.

PHOTO BY DRAPER WHITE, COURTESY ASPEN STREET LODGE

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3 Arizona Designers Share The Tops Spots To Recharge {3 Arizona Designers Share The Tops Spots To Recharge} – English

3 Arizona Designers Share The Tops Spots To Recharge {3 Arizona Designers Share The Tops Spots To Recharge} – English

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Outdoor seating area at restaurant with wood accents and greeneryPHOTO COURTESY THE MADERA GROUP

Claire Ownby, Ownby Design

“Toca Madera is one of our favorite inspirational dining experiences in the Valley. The ambience of the natural greenery, open roof and moving glass walls is the perfect backdrop to yummy craft cocktails and organic Mexican flavors.”


Outdoor spa area light with candlesPHOTO COURTESY SANCTUARY CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN RESORT & SPA

David Michael Miller, David Michael Miller Associates

“One of my favorite things to do is sign up for a massage at the Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa and relax for lunch poolside. The hotel is on the north-facing slope of Camelback Mountain and was converted into a sort of organic, midcentury modern-styled boutique hotel and spa. On a random Sunday, when seasonal folks have retreated to cooler climes, I love to go up there for the day, feel like I had a vacation of sorts and enjoy the stellar views of Paradise Valley from the comfort of a lounge chair.”


Resort entrance with wood accents, large windows and greenery.PHOTO COURTESY THE SCOTT RESORT & SPA

Jenny Slingerland, Black Ink Interiors

“The Scott Resort & Spa is the perfect getaway to escape the heat. From the moment you walk into the lobby, you feel transported to a lush, Havana-inspired oasis filled with beautiful art, photography and artifacts. Take a dip in one of the refreshing pools, and don’t forget to treat yourself to the spa!”

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This Belgian Design Brand Just Launched The Perfect Outdoor Table {This Belgian Design Brand Just Launched The Perfect Outdoor Table} – English

This Belgian Design Brand Just Launched The Perfect Outdoor Table {This Belgian Design Brand Just Launched The Perfect Outdoor Table} – English

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The multifunctional AMAi table by Extremis.

Extremis, the Belgian outdoor furniture brand that brought its arresting yellow aluminum Picnik tables to The Standard High Line hotel just released its multifunctional AMAi table. A Flemish expression for “wow,” AMAi is set between a pair of A-frames and designed to be adjusted at two levels, standard and high. “My ideas always originate from the observation of the interaction between people,” said Dirk Wynants, founder and designer of Extremis. “For AMAi, I just had to look at my own balcony where we like to have a standup aperitivo and sit down for a nice dinner with our friends and family.” The AMAi is made of powder-coated steel and aluminum with the option to add an overhead shade. Check out the Extremis tables at Ernest in Manhattan’s NoMad. extremis.com; ernestny.com

RENDERING COURTESY EXTREMIS

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Explore The Beauty Of Arcadia Living Through Florals {Explore The Beauty Of Arcadia Living Through Florals} – English

Explore The Beauty Of Arcadia Living Through Florals {Explore The Beauty Of Arcadia Living Through Florals} – English

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Bouquet of purple and white flowers in a white vase with a tan bottom

FEED TO FOLLOW: @camelbackflowershop

WHO: Teresa Wilson, owner and creative genius behind the fiercely local, works-directly-with-farmers Camelback Flowershop, which has been hustling blooms for 18 years.

WHAT: More than florals (although there are bunches of those, too), this feed explores the gracious ease of Arcadia living. Think citrus, greenery and, yes, even the occasional chicken.

WHY: The temperatures outside may be well into the triple digits, but this feed delivers all the cool and refreshing feels.

IN HER WORDS: We like to think of our Instagram as a virtual art gallery. It’s a collection of our aesthetic, which includes everything from inspiration images to beautiful creations our designers cultivate on a daily basis.”

PHOTOS COURTESY CAMELBACK FLOWERSHOP

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Keep Cozy (And Green) At This Scandinavian-Inspired Alpine Lodge {Keep Cozy (And Green) At This Scandinavian-Inspired Alpine Lodge} – English

Keep Cozy (And Green) At This Scandinavian-Inspired Alpine Lodge {Keep Cozy (And Green) At This Scandinavian-Inspired Alpine Lodge} – English

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Electric Pass Lodge

What’s in a name? In the case of Electric Pass Lodge, a new development comprising 53 two- and three-bedroom ski-in/ski-out residences at the base of Snowmass Ski Area, the name celebrates a design that’s completely powered by renewable energy.

“We set out to design not only a contemporary, Scandinavian-inspired alpine lodge, but the most sustainable, all-electric condominium building in the Colorado mountains,” says Christian Barlock, principal at 4240 Architecture, which collaborated with interior design firm River + Lime on the project. Upon its anticipated spring 2023 debut, “Electric Pass Lodge will set a new standard for the future of building design in Snowmass and hopefully for ski resorts across North America.”

A combination of a rooftop solar array and off-site renewable electricity will power the building, which includes a health club, lounge and ski locker room. Triple-pane windows, robust insulation, phase-change ceilings that retain and release heat, and a mechanical system that pre-heats or -cools incoming fresh air will all minimize the structure’s energy appetite while keeping residents comfortable even on the coldest winter days.

Electric Pass Lodge

PHOTOS COURTESY ELECTRIC PASS LODGE

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The Firm That’s Honoring (And Saving) Portland’s Natural Resources {The Firm That’s Honoring (And Saving) Portland’s Natural Resources} – English

The Firm That’s Honoring (And Saving) Portland’s Natural Resources {The Firm That’s Honoring (And Saving) Portland’s Natural Resources} – English

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RENDERING COURTESY GREENWORKS, P.C.

Founded in 1987, Portland-based GreenWorks has steadily emerged as a leader in landscape design with its unique approach to shaping places that work for people just as they celebrate and protect natural resources. With major parks and recreation projects across the Northwest, including Portland’s first bike park at Gateway Green (top), GreenWorks’ new managing principal Gill Williams is bringing the firm squarely into the future.

How do you define “sustainable design”? To me, it has three tenants: environmental, physical and social. We’ve honed our approach to the natural and environmental over the years, but today the social issues facing our communities are profound. As designers of environments, it’s our duty to create places that are adaptable, equitable and accessible.

What’s most important to you in design today? We’re landscape architects, so we’re always concerned with our impact on the spaces around us. As a firm, we’ve realized that in order to reflect what we’d like to see externally, we need to model those behaviors and approaches internally. It’s designing from the inside out.

What’s next for GreenWorks? We just moved to a new office on the Central Eastside, across the river from downtown Portland. It’s an emerging neighborhood, and we’re excited to help shape its character.

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Get Away From It All On This Luxury Ranch Retreat {Get Away From It All On This Luxury Ranch Retreat} – English

Get Away From It All On This Luxury Ranch Retreat {Get Away From It All On This Luxury Ranch Retreat} – English

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The only thing better than indulging in “all things delicious” with acclaimed chef James Porter is doing so at Terra Farm + Manor.

Located 45 minutes north of Prescott, this luxury Arizona retreat sits on more than 100,000 acres of historic ranchland where Porter and his wife, Wendy, maintain an orchard, a vineyard and 9 acres of vegetables, flowers and herbs. Guests can reserve a weekend stay in fall or spring or book a private escape in the winter to enjoy what Porter describes as a “modernized homestead experience.”

The eight-room manor and three-room guest house emphasize Arizona’s diverse offerings with details like kitchen tiles handmade in Tucson and custom-designed plates crafted by Arizona potter Christiane Barbato. Other notable features include napkins designed and woven in Arizona from local Pima cotton and chandeliers forged by a resident ironsmith.

To all this, Porter adds a global touch: Much of the livestock hails from elsewhere, including Wagyu cattle and chickens from France.


PHOTOS COURTESY TERRA FARM + MANOR

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Live Among Nature At This Development In Chicago’s Lakeshore East {Live Among Nature At This Development In Chicago’s Lakeshore East} – English

Live Among Nature At This Development In Chicago’s Lakeshore East {Live Among Nature At This Development In Chicago’s Lakeshore East} – English

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PHOTO COURTESY CIRRUS + CASCADE

A new development in Chicago’s Lakeshore East incorporates the concept of biophilia, or the human desire to live among nature, through a verdant indoor amenity. The Conservatory, a shared space connecting the 350-unit condo tower Cirrus and the 503-unit apartment building Cascade, is filled with flora and fauna and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Cascade Park.

Abundant natural light, lush plants (think fiddle leaf figs and bamboo), wood-block flooring and polished stone allow residents to enjoy natural surroundings no matter the weather. “Over the past year, we have been reminded of the importance of being connected to the outdoors,” says Linda Kozloski, creative design director with Lendlease, a developer on the project. “This renewed interest in the natural world, including its role in supporting our physical and mental well-being, has made biophilic design a guiding principle in new residential communities.”

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Minimalism Takes The Lead In A Resort-Like Arizona Mountain Home {Minimalism Takes The Lead In A Resort-Like Arizona Mountain Home} – English

Minimalism Takes The Lead In A Resort-Like Arizona Mountain Home {Minimalism Takes The Lead In A Resort-Like Arizona Mountain Home} – English

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Remember when people hosted parties? Ian and Pedro Rollo certainly do. And there is one in particular that stands out among the rest. While hosting a gathering in their Scottsdale, Arizona, home, the Rollos received an unexpected offer from a couple who lived nearby: If they could buy the Rollos’ home, the Rollos could buy theirs. In essence, they wanted to do a house swap. An unusual suggestion, to be sure, but it came with a bit of serendipity. “We’d had our eye on their place for two years,” says Pedro. “It has a warmth and resort-like ambience—the private getaway feel we’d always wanted.”

The couple jumped at the offer. Avid entertainers, the Rollos had always been intrigued by the home’s functionality: The living area, kitchen, entry and patio combined into one open layout ideal for mingling. The stone floors, brick walls, and black doors and windows created a vibe rooted in masculinity that appealed to them. But the couple also wanted to add drama and depth. So they turned to designer Jill Mitchell to do just that.

Originally designed by local architect Tor Stuart, the sprawling residence is perched atop a mountain on 10 acres of unspoiled wilderness. Floor-to-ceiling windows and wall-to-wall retractable doors evoke a floating sensation. “It’s a modern beauty,” says Mitchell, who used the indoor/outdoor architecture as the jumping-off point for Ian and Pedro’s request for a luxurious but livable design that functioned for both everyday life and entertaining.

A minimalist approach became Mitchell’s guiding mantra. “No matter what, we had to preserve the view,” she says. “By going minimal, we could effectively furnish the space while directing the eye outdoors.” In the living area, this meant two oversize, clean-lined custom sofas for ample seating; one of them backless to maintain the sightline outdoors. Clear glass lamps offer ambient light and visual read-through to both the mountain views as well as the landscaping by Chad Norris. “The sun paints incredible colors across the sky at dusk,” says Ian. “Maintaining unobstructed views allows that sunset to be experienced anywhere.”

To add depth and drama, Mitchell painted the walls white to contrast the dark stone and brick. And, because minimalist should never translate to cold, she counteracted the 15-foot ceilings by adding pieces with visual heft, such as the extra-large coffee table that anchors the living area. “Oversize pieces keep the space from feeling cavernous,” she says. Mitchell then utilized metallic accents to emphasize the stone’s warm golden tones. Bold textiles and materials—velvets, shagreen, burnished brass—as well as abstract patterns surprise against the furnishing’s clean lines. “I love mixing the old and the new, combining textiles, adding metals,” says Mitchell. “Each layer ensures that a space looks curated over time.”

It is a lesson in understated luxury, but Mitchell couldn’t forget the other half of the couple’s request: livability. Every piece Mitchell chose is anything but precious. “No one wants to live in a museum,” remarks Pedro. Performance fabrics on the seating defend against red wine spills and muddy paws from the Rollos’ four pooches—Walker, Winston, Watson and Sammy. Dark wool rugs add warmth to stone floors while combating heavy foot traffic.

The main floor is not the only space that’s meant to be enjoyed to the fullest. A downstairs guest suite, complete with its own living room and kitchenette, is more than just a place for guests to retire to—it’s also an additional entertainment area that nods to Pedro’s affinity for modern Italian furniture. A peacock-blue sofa and chaise pair with a cognac leather ottoman to break the neutral color scheme. Nearby, a shuffleboard begs for competition.

For all the carefully curated furnishings, perhaps the main bedroom is what hosts the pièce de résistance: a Poltrona Frau Volare canopy bed by Italian designer Roberto Lazzeroni. Pedro has pined for it since youth. “I’ve loved it forever, and I finally found its home,” says Pedro. “Being that it’s both framed and open, it reflects the bedroom’s indoor/outdoor vibe perfectly.”

That bedroom, like every space on the main floor looks out on the covered patio—the couple’s favorite space. Here, sheltered in the privacy of the canyon walls, Pedro and Ian dine alfresco, relax on the swings and swim in the infinity pool. The house is exactly what they thought it could be. Says Ian, “It’s our own little resort.”

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