Perhaps it’s because we are all getting used to modern design, but I am seeing a fine line between modern and classic in clean gracious designs.

Case in point is a home meticulously built by Hobble Creek Construction in the canyon area of Alpine. The architectural design by Upwall Design features a rhythm of sweeping curves and a melding of materials for bright and clean, yet unfussy spaces.

The homeowner joined forces for the interior selections with Lorri Cerva Interiors. The comfort of the furniture prevailed in the selections.

The homeowners call the upper suspended level above the kitchen “the cloud.” It serves a number of functions in the design. First, it lowers the scale over the kitchen to make it feel more intimate, and as a result of the lowered ceiling the lights are lower and brighter over the workspace. Second, it breaks up the space to provide definition without obstructing the views of the mountain ridges, lake and valley provided by the open floor plan. Finally, the level above is a quiet area for family members to retreat. More architects and designers recognize the need for quiet areas and provide for them.

The kitchen is beautiful, as the photos demonstrate, but more than that, it is as efficient as a professional restaurant kitchen for a home cook that takes on the challenge of making everything from scratch. The door on the far wall leads to a butler’s pantry for even more practical convenience.

There is more to say about home and the grounds of this stunning project, so stay tuned for more photos.

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