Residence in Mammoth Lakes

Lodge in The Trails
Mammoth Lakes, California

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A 2,800-square-foot, two-story, wood-frame, wood-clad, wood-shingle-roof, four-bedroom home with garage and decks.

The owners wanted a home that capitalized on the site while respecting a prudent budget. A prerequisite was a bright, centrally located kitchen. The upper floor accommodates the main rooms in a compact cruciform arrangement formed by two intersecting gable roofs. At this intersection and geographic center of the home, skylights provide light to the heart of a family homeā€”the kitchen. Inexpensive indigenous materials are detailed to display their intrinsic beauty.