Lately my favorite shelter magazines have slowly been disappearing. I like many others am still mourning the loss of Cottage Living and now most recently Country Home. I was thrilled this evening when I got home and saw that I had received my most recent copy of Country Living. (*I then immediately got huffy, because my Domino magazine still hasn't arrived. I know the second I go pick it up at the bookstore it will be waiting for me at home! So I'm going to wait a little bit longer before I run out and pick up a copy. Ok rant over)
Country Living did not disappoint this month and I was happy to see that they were showcasing their 2009 House of the Year. In the mountaintops of West Virginia there is now a new grand addition. Taking it's cue from nature Tom Tretheway the designer builder went a new route and built up instead of horizontally in order to follow the lines of the red spruce that surround the home.
This arts and crafts style retreat was built in just six months by the Country Living team and one lucky reader that won a contest and got to get her say in the master bedroom! Lucky lady.
Here are some pics of the new home:
Great Room: I love the pop of color with that amazing shade of blue. It's also great to see the marriage of some modern elements giving this Country retreat a lovely twist.
Bathroom. I love everything about this room. I have full on tub envy!
Contest Winner Bedroom. I'm not loving everything in this room, but I do LOVE the lamps. I've been dying to do this in a room. Just beautiful and it gives you more space on your night stand.
Industrial Windows. I'm not sure exactly where this goes in the house, but I love them!
If you want to learn more about the house there is going to be a TV special on the DIY Network Jan 15th and 18th.
Anyone know what happens to the house after they are done? Does it just go on the market? What a fun open house that would be.