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Eco-Friendly Mountainside Homes Reimagine the Classic Ski Chalet

Reinventing the classic mountain chalet design with modernity, energy-efficiency and the unique charm of Lake Tahoe, Mountainside Stellar Residences and Townhomes are for those who love comfort, fun-filled ski slopes and amazing views rolled into one. A series of six single-family residences and eleven townhouses designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, these mountainside escapes allow homeowners to move away from mundane city life even while wrapping them in modernity and a tech-savvy lifestyle. This is essentially a flawless marriage of two contrasting worlds – one bringing natural goodness and the other contemporary innovation.

Classic mountain cabin design coupled with modern aesthetics Eco Friendly Mountainside Homes Reimagine the Classic Ski Chalet

Each of the townhouses and residences has direct ski-in/ski-out access making them absolutely perfect holiday homes. Beyond the obvious grandeur of the landscape and the appeal of a serene home in Truckee, there are an array of sustainable features and planet-friendly design methods that make these homes a hit among the green crowd as well. Despite using wood, glass and stone, the presence of straight lines, a neutral color scheme, gray exterior and contemporary décor gives each of the houses a distinct modern look.

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An open living area, light-filled bedrooms and state-of-the-art kitchens shape each of these amazing homes where privacy is interlaced with spellbinding views. Smart features such as charging stations for electric vehicles, top-notch insulation that cuts back reliance on artificial heating, passive solar design and water-saving fixtures ensure that there is minimum carbon footprint and ecological impact. [Photography: Nic Lehoux]

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