Nestled at the foot of the imposing Badger Mountain and overlooking the beautiful Columbia River this elegant modern residence is all about blurring the lines between the indoors and the scenery outside. Designed by First Lamp Architecture the lavish residence tries to blend in with the beautiful countryside while clean well defined design and plush decor give it a sleek and posh appeal. Located in the quiet little town of Richland Washington the was designed with the primary goal of fulfilling the needs of a large family while bringing some urbane style to a rustic setting.
Large glass windows and doors connected the upper levels seamlessly with the extravagant terraces walkways and patios outside. The interior of the house matches the panoramic views outside in its grandeur as plush decor and contemporary design style win you over.
The key to creating a modern glam loft is knowing when to hold back. This look is every bit as subtle as it is stunning. While not as luxe as a penthouse featuring mirrored furniture and Hollywood Regency flair the glamour comes from the little things: a marble surface here and there a shiny light fixture or a geometric patterned rug. Clean-lined furniture keeps the elegance in check.
While the core elements of the house are to bridge the gap between nature and modernization the divide between exterior and interior design is what makes this home so distinctive. The division of spaces allows for a more versatile setting. For starters the backyard deck opens to a gem-like pool tiled to better accent the color scheme of the house’s exterior facade.
Its proximity to Lake Tahoe the scenic landscape outside and the comfy interior combine to make your stay here unforgettable. While wood and glass dominate the front elevation the interior also uses stone in an elegant way to lend both textural and visual balance to the home.
Exceptional customization is shown in the design of the cigar lounge – a highly private space inspired by the opium scene. Completed by a sauna an outdoor barbecue space an outdoor metallic staircase and a panoramic glass elevator Zinc House is the epitome of a private haven.
Check out the windows in the kitchen below. For many loft spaces imperfect windows are a true plus bringing a sense of history and character home. Also note how open shelving contributes to the distinct style of this room: