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Vertical Mountain Cottage towers among the trees

This modern house in Eugene, OR is a sight to see, as much for its layered architectural style as for its eclectic interior decor. Taking shape as multi vertical volumes scaling a steep slope, this contemporary silhouette rises up three storeys, among the towering trees and overlooking city, mountain and valley views, as visible from the alfresco decks as from the widely windowed interiors. This secluded property is the perfect setting for this largely glazed home, where the trees are the only ones peeking through the windows.

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Inside, an abundance of windows serve to break up the massive walls, supply natural light to the space, and provide natural views. Windows almost become artistic elements, bringing visual interest to this space in a sculptural yet structured way. Meanwhile, the decor is eclectic and inviting.

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In sharp contrast to the crisp white living area, this dining room has a rustic feature wall of knotty wood, illuminated by an unusual, do-it-yourself industrial-style light fixture featuring a steel bar with bare bulbs dangling from red suspension cords. A chunky, bold dining table highlights the natural grain of the wood.

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A large window floods this intimate nook with natural light and frames the lush, green landscape, giving this nature-inspired space an organic focal point.

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A continuous wood floor flows seamlessly through the living and dining area, which are separated only by the variation in ceiling height – a 1.5-storey spacious living area leading into an intimate recess for dining. This large open space is ideal for hosting parties and large family dinners…

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… And just imagine whipping up a gourmet meal in this spectacular kitchen! The dramatic, dark cabinets and backsplash draw the eye horizontally across the space, past its ultra-modern lighting, and sleek stainless steel appliances.

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This elegant kitchen serves up fashion and function in one, packing oodles of prep and storage space. The efficient layout brings order and ease to everyday tasks.

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The bedroom, meanwhile, is a cool, contemporary space that echoes the windowed living room, soaked in sunlight and surrounded by nature’s views. The room boasts very few actual adornments, aside from the elaborate windows. A floor lamp, a chair, some artwork propped up against the wall, a vibrant headboard, echoing the same sunny yellow hue against this simple, cool grey backdrop.

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The bathroom can best be described as modern luxury, boasting bold straight lines in its bulky vanities, square sinks and cabinetry, while futuristic lighting casts an eerie bluish glow onto the tiles underfoot.

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This second bedroom is splashed with the same soothing style and palette as the main, with minimal grey walls and a bold yellow art piece immediately catching your eye. White-framed windows and a rustic wood headboard bring nature into this contemporary space.

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This upper-level loft makes a perfect private retreat and media center.

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Of course, some of the best spots in this house aren’t technically “in” the house at all. The stepped volumes allow for three private decks and patios to enjoy the sunsets, the nature, and the unobstructed sight lines to the horizon.

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The home’s different volumes are really evident from the patchwork exterior, a collage of vertical and horizontal panels, fiber cement, cedar, and glass. It’s a contemporary, modern element in these earthy surroundings.
This home is currently on sale at Redfin

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