Ridge View Lodge will be a “sister property” to Blue Mountain Lodge, located higher up the on the same street. It is a totally custom designed hybrid log and heavy timber mountain home.
What is special about Ridge View Lodge?
It took us about 3 years of drawing plans, trying out ideas, and verifying every little detail before we took the plans to the architects to be finalized. There is no other cabin like this in existence! Inside, the roof is supported by exposed Douglas Fir timber beams fashioned into soaring scissor trusses. Not a spec of drywall inside, – all wood and custom finishes. It will have 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a mountain view, 2 family rooms, 2nd floor game room, a fire pit and much more.
When is it going to be available?
Unlike tract built conventional houses, custom built log homes take much longer to build because everything is specific to the given home and they have labor intensive features not found in conventional construction. We expect completion some time in 2019.
Upon completion, Ridge View Lodge will feature:
Heavy timber frame scissor trusses supporting the roof
Front “prow” wall of windows on all 3 levels to maximize the view of surrounding ridge and Mt. Leconte
Main level design geared toward increased accessibility (36″ wide inetrior doors, grab bars in the master bathroom, easy access to decks) for the guests who prefer fewer stairs; future handicap ramp
Master bathroom with heated floors, separate 60″ shower and a whirlpool tub
Open concept family and dining room with a fireplace
Dining room with custom farm-style table to seat 12
Upper level will featuring secondary master king bedroom with access to the bathroom plus a queen bedroom, open loft area with a pool table overlooking the family room
Lower with walk out to the yard, 2nd fireplace, kitchenette, games, TV viewing area plus a queen bedroom, a bunk bedroom and a full bath (so that youngsters can entertain themselves while adults enjoy quieter time upstairs)
Fire-protection sprinkler system
We have not forgotten to build GREEN :
Closed-cell spray foam insulation for superior energy efficiency