15651 Conifer Drive
When Master craftsman, Michael Darrow, happened upon the perfect neighborhood and the forested lot featuring a massive granite boulder, he paused. He contacted Jon Stoumen, one of the early ‘Green’ architects. The idea of building a home that encompassed the giant stone was too intriguing to ignore. Four years of inspiration and the home was complete.
Viewing this magnificent home from the quiet street, one never imagines the astounding surprise inside. Your senses are overwhelmed as you smell the pine forest that echoes the subtle green timbers and oxidized copper finishes. Opening the door, you’re overcome with the size and texture of the massive granite stone and the healing energy of the babbling brook cascading alongside. Feeling of the butter smooth aspen railings, you can understand why this home was featured in ‘Alpine Green Living’ magazine.
Calming light floods into the living room from the wall of windows with southern exposure. The rooftop cupola allows subtle light from above. The living room views the intimate stone patio and acres of woodland. Birds and chipmunks visit daily for their treats.
The pine floors were painstakingly carved to fit each curve in the stone in harmony. The open kitchen and dining room are large but somehow cozy. Leaning over the aspen railings and viewing the breadth of the stone below is awe inspiring. The Master bedroom is convenient to the main living area and features a master bath with soaking tub encased in the butter-smooth wood.
Two lovely bedrooms each with private stunning baths share their own level, ready for your lucky guests.
Whether you stroll with your coffee through this charming neighborhood, viewing cottages of yesterday and the massive homes featuring the modern viewpoint of mountain living, this home will always welcome you. There will be lazy sun filled days on Donner Lake or bracing mornings on the slopes, 4th of July parties, neighborhood parades, and house parties of kids and even adults clambering on the rock. The glow of tiny lights, stocking feet warm on the radiant heated floors, and the crystalline stillness of a winter evening will touch your soul. You’ll experience soft Jazz and mellow wine and the healing sense of calm you feel when you live inside a masterpiece.
Square Feet: 2,594
Year Built: 2006