Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC
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Mountain Retreat

This rustic hilltop mountain home overlooking the smokey mountains is a true example of the old camps found in upstate New York. Executed in authentic Adirondack style, the home is grand and serves as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The red windows, stained cedar entrance and the subtle green siding blend effortlessly with the mountain top vista at 4000 feet. Snow falls early at this altitude and the building of the home took over two years to complete due to lack of accessibility. It was worth the wait as the time was taken to plan every detail of the home in the true spirit of the great camps built in the late 1800's. The gated community boasts the multiple compounds that were prevalent in upstate New York and provides fishing, boating, hiking, and a lodge for large events. The home is built for entertaining and was designed to sleep 12 comfortably. Perhaps not as grand as the camps that were eventually owned by the Vanderbuilts' and Rockefellers' the home none the less is luxuriously appointed while still providing the homeyness of a rustic retreat. Antiques, custom made furniture from New York artisans as well as fine crafted new furnishings compliment the style .
Project Year: 2011
Project Cost: More than $2,000,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 28684
Others who worked on this project: Livengood Photographs
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Beautiful cedar posts alongside red windows and a soft greens siding blend into the fauna of the mountain. The home is surrounded by multiple hiking trails and snow comes early at the elevation of 4,000 ft. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.livengoodphotographs.com/design].
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Beautiful cedar posts alongside red windows and a soft greens siding blend into the fauna of the mountain. The home is surrounded by multiple hiking trails and snow comes early at the elevation of 4,000 ft. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.livengoodphotographs.com/design].
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Beautiful cedar posts alongside red windows and a soft greens siding blend into the fauna of the mountain. The home is surrounded by multiple hiking trails and snow comes early at the elevation of 4,000 ft. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.livengoodphotographs.com/design].
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Home is flanked by two stone chimneys with red windows and trim, a soft olive green maintenance-free cement fiberboard placed perfectly on the hillside. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.livengoodphotographs.com/design].
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Home is flanked by two stone chimneys with red windows and trim, a soft olive green maintenance-free cement fiberboard placed perfectly on the hillside. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.livengoodphotographs.com/design].
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Flagstone flooring on the screened-in porch blends effortlessly with the stone surrounding the fireplace while teak furniture is left free to weather to a natural gray. Green cushions compliment the hardiplank siding of the home and the vista view from the porch, the warmth of the fire make for a wonderful place to sit, relax and read a book. Designed by Melodie Durham of Dur...More
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Breathtaking views from the back deck. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.livengoodphotographs.com/design].
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The entrance to the home is flanked by heavy natural stone based and steps with flagstone on the porch leading to a custom made heavy knotty wood door. The sconces have flemish glass and hand forged iron caps with antlers. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.livengoodphotographs.com/design].
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No detail is left out of the custom designed railing complete with the diamond shape so customary in Adirondack style homes. The peeled post are chiseled at the ends to fit into the top and base of the rails and fit alongside the heavy stained cedar supports. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.livengoodphotograph...More
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Antique Persian carpet in entrance sets the tone for the home with the vivid red and blue colors so frequently used in a period Adirondack camp home. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.livengoodphotographs.com/design].
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The foyer is a grand entrance with a handmade piece from Artitalia in Italy. In keeping with the mountain Adirondack theme, the wainscoting is stained wood and complimented by the applied hand-peeled and crafted diamond shapes which continue up the grand staircase. The oil painting of willows along with pine cone iron crafted candlesticks adorn the sideboard. An oversized, hi...More
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The grand entrance is full of details with hand-chiseled newel post combined with wood stained treads and risers on the stairs. The iron pickets are heavy and textured. The walls are treated with a slight texture to give the appearance of age and the color is a soft, warm tan that lends itself well with the stronger colors used in the many vintage rugs throughout the home. The ...More
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The grand entrance is full of details with hand-chiseled newel post combined with stained, wooden treads and risers on the stairs. The iron pickets are heavy and textured. The walls are treated with a slight texture to give the appearance of age and the color is a soft, warm tan that lends itself well with the stronger colors used in the many vintage rugs throughout the home. T...More
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The kitchen is splendid with knotty alder custom cabinets, handmade peeled bark legs were crafted to support the chiseled edge granite. A hammered copper farm sink compliments the custom copper range hood while the slate backsplash adds color. Barstools from Old Hickory, also with peeled bark frames are upholstered in a casual red and gold fabric back with brown leather seats. ...More
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The kitchen is splendid with knotty alder custom cabinets, handmade peeled bark legs were crafted to support the chiseled edge granite. Barstools from Old Hickory, also with peeled bark frames are upholstered in a casual red and gold fabric back with brown leather seats. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.liveng...More
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The kitchen is splendid with knotty alder custom cabinets, handmade peeled bark legs were crafted to support the chiseled edge granite. Barstools from Old Hickory, also with peeled bark frames are upholstered in a casual red and gold fabric back with brown leather seats. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.liveng...More
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The kitchen is splendid with knotty alder custom cabinets, handmade peeled bark legs were crafted to support the chiseled edge granite. Barstools from Old Hickory, also with peeled bark frames are upholstered in a casual red and gold fabric back with brown leather seats. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.liven...More
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The slate tile backsplash adds color and interest to the kitchen. Designed by Melodie Durham of Durham Designs & Consulting, LLC. Photo by Livengood Photographs [www.livengoodphotographs.com/design].
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The keeping room, adjacent to the kitchen, creates a cozy gathering place for reading with four leather Hancock and Moore club chairs gathered around a round vintage cocktail table. Pillows are done in fabrics to compliment the Persian rug and the custom wool plaid drapes with fabric from Ralph Lauren. Hand-forged drapery hardware blends effortlessly with the stained trim, tong...More
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The small nook off the family room is the gentlemen's bar, complete with a hammered copper vessel sink with a handle like a bucket, natural stone and glass backsplash, wine cellar, dishwasher for all the bar glasses and an under-counter refrigerator. The design on the cabinets was carefully chosen with the diamond mullions to continue with the Adirondack theme and with the chis...More
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The small nook off the family room is the gentlemen's bar, complete with a hammered copper vessel sink with a handle like a bucket, natural stone and glass backsplash, wine cellar, dishwasher for all the bar glasses and an under-counter refrigerator. The design on the cabinets was carefully chosen with the diamond mullions to continue with the Adirondack theme and with the chis...More
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The small nook off the family room is the gentlemen's bar, complete with a hammered copper vessel sink with a handle like a bucket, natural stone and glass backsplash, wine cellar, dishwasher for all the bar glasses and an under-counter refrigerator. The design on the cabinets was carefully chosen with the diamond mullions to continue with the Adirondack theme and with the chis...More
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A custom bunk room was built by the Home Builder himself to accommodate the family's children and visitors alike. A canoe chandelier with leather shades lights the room and provides the "camp" feel that the client desired. Patchwork quilts purchased from Pottery Barn compliment the room perfectly. The color scheme is colorful with red, blue and green in spite of all of the stai...More
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