On a narrow down-sloping lot in Truckee, this home is carefully sited within a very limited buildable area to establish critical landscape relationships, capture daylight and panoramic views from within, and frame expansive views of the Martis Valley below. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, the house is carved into the hillside, allowing approach views to extend over the roof of the home. A v-shaped ground floor forms a "dam" creating an occupied podium level which acts as an extension of the ground plane, containing secondary bedrooms, children's spaces, and a spa. Above the podium, a reversed v-shaped roof form floats above, capturing primary spaces below and establishing distinct wings of public and private spaces. The extended roof form frames dramatic horizontal valley views, while the reversed form of the podium creates a large deck which allows for the extension of the indoor spaces towards the views beyond. A dramatically cantilevered master bedroom hovers in the trees above the valley floor, creating a sense of isolation and serenity while reframing the experience of the surrounding landscape.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Shrubs, Trees, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Grass, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo  of Martis Camp Residence II
Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Trees, Shrubs, and Boulders. Photo 2 of Martis Camp Residence II
Modern home with Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, White Cabinet, Medium Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Refrigerator, Accent Lighting, Wall Oven, Range, and Undermount Sink. Photo 3 of Martis Camp Residence II
Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, Table, Pendant Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Photo 4 of Martis Camp Residence II
Modern home with Bath Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Porcelain Tile Floor, and Freestanding Tub. Photo 5 of Martis Camp Residence II
Modern home with Outdoor, Side Yard, Trees, Grass, Shrubs, and Boulders. Photo 6 of Martis Camp Residence II
Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Shrubs, Side Yard, Flowers, and Boulders. Photo 7 of Martis Camp Residence II