Altadena, just on the outskirts of the city of Los Angeles, is house for this mountaintop masterpiece made and designed by William Hunter Collective. At first built in 1982, the considerably-dated home (see before pictures at the finish!) sat vacant on the current market for eight months prior to Hunter and his relatives, which consists of wife Amanda and two younger boys, bought the home in 2019 to make their forever home. Irrespective of the exorbitant pandemic product prices and delays, along with substantial termite injury, a cedar-clad, modern-day cabin has emerged with the most stunning of information at each flip.

interior view from step down living room in modern mountain house looking to wood kitchen

In the course of the inspection, rough trusses were being discovered concealed higher than the dropped ceiling. “We desired two factors out of the renovated dwelling: strength that could stand up to youthful boys and canine, and magnificence that ushers in peace and rejuvenation. When I noticed the pre-engineered trusses in the attic, I assumed it was a wonderful possibility,” suggests Hunter. Once the termite destruction was uncovered, the home was stripped again to the studs, leaving only the trusses and original concrete flooring behind. The floors had been covered in laminate and carpet about the yrs, but once it was removed, the concrete was patched and polished.

interior view of modern mountain house with wood covered walls

Time was spent studying the gentle designs and air movement from the Angeles Nationwide Forrest ahead of setting up the custom Douglas fir windows. Further than the practical positioning for light-weight and air, the new home windows body incredible mountain views and indigenous landscaping just exterior.

wood paneled wall holding shelf with four ping pong paddles and ball

The dining desk doubles as a ping pong table and the paddles come to be artwork on the wall when not in use.

wood paneled wall with alcove holding wood chairs on wall

built-in cabinet bar area with shelves

The jaw-dropping interior feels like a cozy, present day wood cabin with stunning facts that get it to the next level. White oak wooden addresses the walls, ceilings, and designed-in elements resulting in a contemporary retreat-like truly feel that is the two dynamic and streamlined.

angle view of modern mountain kitchen with wood paneling

Opposite the sunken living place is the custom made chef’s kitchen. All of the white oak wooden is remaining normal other than for the wealthy deep green on the island.

view of modern mountain kitchen with wood details

We felt so fortunate to be living in the mountains. The new home experienced to truly feel integrated into the landscape not only with its materiality but with its operate. I have never ever appreciated huge decks on hillside properties. They block much too significantly of the check out from your working experience on the interior. Accomplishing the dishes necessary to be as great of an expertise as sitting outside the house in the garden.

– William Hunter

looking through modern mountain kitchen to built-in seating bench

angled view of built-in seating bench with afternoon sun pouring in from windows above

corner of modern mountain house with built-in bench and wall ladder

Hunter even designed all of the inset change plates for the brass knob mild switches, like the 1 earlier mentioned.

look up to wall ladder with bottom half of person climbing to attic

office space of modern mountain

childrens bedroom in modern mountain house with wood panels and details

In the boys’ space together a person of the partitions is a clever created-in mattress set up with room in the center for a seat cushion. Beneath is hidden storage for clothes and toys. Both beds have vintage kantha blankets they’ve gathered along the way.

childrens bedroom in modern mountain house with wood panels and details

On the reverse wall is a double developed-in desk intended and made by Hunter with a hanging shelf earlier mentioned for additional storage.

modern mountain house bathroom with wood walls and large window facing mountains

primary bathroom of modern mountain house with wood details

The principal bathroom features a custom self-importance that Hunter built and crafted that closes up for a seamless look.

primary bathroom of modern mountain house with wood details and white tub

primary bedroom with wooden details overlooking mountains

corner of primary bedroom in modern mountain house with wooden details

view of mountains and backyard flex office space covered in wood shingles

Just actions from the home is a detached treehouse that can be utilized as a private workplace, studio, or meditation/yoga house. The same care and interest to facts can be found here, also.

modern interior of wooden backyard office unit

side view of modern mountain house exterior with native plants and wood shingled hous

backyard view of hot tub and two wooden chairs

Outside is a wooden-burning, Japanese cedar soaking tub perfect for sunset dips.

closeup exterior view of front door patio of modern mountain house

The exterior is clad in unsealed cedar shakes that will age more than time to a smooth gray tone.

front exterior view of modern mountain house clad in cedar shingles

Though at first prepared to be their for good house, the Hunter loved ones is transferring on to a new desire with 20-acres of forest, spring-fed lake, and very simple lake household that will no question be offered the William Hunter Collective magic. Rising Hill Retreat just strike the industry very last 7 days and is readily available for sale by Lauren Reichenberg below.

angled side view of modern mountain house clad in cedar shingles

twilight backyard view of modern mountain house

In advance of pictures:

before photo of 1980s house with white exterior

before photo of 1980s house with white exterior

before interior photo of renovated modern mountain house

before interior photo of renovated modern mountain house

before interior photo of renovated modern mountain house

Styling by Emily Bowser.
Just before pictures by Lindsey Foard.
Following images by Shade Degges Images.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Structure Milk. She has a BFA in images from SCAD and can generally be observed hunting for classic wares, executing New York Occasions crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.

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