This arts and crafts style mountain home blends rustic elements with contemporary elegance and has been renovated to the highest standards. The exterior features Shou Sugi Ban, originating in 18th century Japan, a method of preserving wood by charring it with fire. Over-sized windows are thoughtfully placed throughout the home to highlight the natural surroundings and mountain view. The lower level has an open floor plan concept and features radiant heat, wood burning stove, hardwood floors, screened-in porch and large deck perfect for entertaining. The ceilings highlight the stunning post-and-beam construction featuring solid timbers and wooden pegs. On the other side of the main living room, the open kitchen area works equally well for entertaining and dining. When the gathering is less formal, guests can settle down in the rustic-meets-chic covered porch area to take in the mountain views. If the culinary arts is part of the equation for you, then this satisfyingly thick granite countertop with a luminous glow pairs with the hickory custom cabinets to balance the style scale and elevate the kitchen. Fun and frivolity also can spill over to another cozy hangout area as you make your way upstairs, the open-loft space. If remote work is priority, this area can double as an office space. All bedrooms are located on the second level and are neutral, though: What would dare compete with these mountain views? Answer: The master bedroom suite. It features a private balcony where you can watch the sunset over the mountain. If relaxation is what you need, the master suite also features a luxurious rain shower and cedar sauna. This retreat looks to its surroundings for materials; using local stone and timbers help ground the home in its context. This home is owned and designed by local carpenter, Daniel Nichols. His company, Nichols & Nichols Construction was responsible for the renovation of the award-winning Urban Cowboy Lodge located in Big Indian, NY. The Urban Cowboy Lodge was recently voted #1 Best New Hotels in the World by National Geographic due to its jaw-dropping design and aesthetic.