Home For Sale-10344 Bexhill Place, Truckee, CA 96161

Timber Framed Mountain House, Truckee, CA
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Looking from the Great Room through the Gallery to the Foyer
This gorgeous timber framed "Mountain House” was designed by award winning Truckee architect and former mayor, Craig F. Threshie, principal of Alpen Environs Architecture & Environmental Design and is located in Cambridge Estates. This is a fantastic and unique neighborhood in picturesque Truckee, in a flat, easily accessible area with full access to the sun and views. The nearly half-acre homesite enjoys a nearly flat driveway with outstanding solar access to naturally keep ice and snow buildup to a minimum. The homesite has an amazing array of gorgeous natural moss and liken rich sculptural volcanic rock outcroppings and boulders. The entire property is extremely easy to maintain.
Single Family Home with Attached Secondary Living Unit
Cambridge Estates, Phase III, Lot 37
.4821 Acres
3 Bedroom
1 Office/Study/Nursery
3 Bathroom
3 Car Garage
2,505 Square Feet Living Area
Built in 2005
Construction Cost $1,100,000

The home is renowned in the area for it’s architectural beauty and the way it is melded seamlessly into the natural rocky environ of the site. The heavy timber and mortise and tenon joinery of the timberframe is composed into the exterior architecture in the dual roof pitches (heavy composition on the steep pitch and standing seam metal on the porch and shed roofs), with a full covered porch on the southern exposure and long cantilevered timbered eaves at the southeast facing Entry Portico and the west view wall. Redwood Decks wrap around three sides of the home, creating an exceptional variety of outdoor living and entertaining spaces that are all easily accessible to the interior through the five sets of french doors and the Dutch style two piece entry door. The home was designed for easy accessibility with the primary living areas all on the main living level with no stairs on the interior, and only a minor step to the driveway and garage.

The exterior is designed with a no-maintenance, fire resistant, freeze-thaw resistant, hand troweled and two toned, integrated color acrylic modified cement plaster. This fantastic and unique siding is not only extremely rich and beautiful but also exceedingly practical. It is complimented with a hand split rustic, fire-resistance treated cedar shake in the gables of the composition along with heavy cedar trim detailing. Superb quality Anderson dual glazed, no-maintenance clad wood windows and doors compliment the subtle yet rich exterior color and textural composition.

The home design integrates a bright, beautiful Entry Foyer and Gallery leading to a gorgeous, open Great Room with Living Area, Dining Area, Breakfast Nook, Kitchen and Sitting Nook with two separate pair of french doors accessing both the Covered Porch and the West Entertainment Deck. Also on this main living level is a full Master Suite and Office (or Bedroom) with french doors to the Covered Porch, a Pantry/Laundry/Store Room off of the large Kitchen with a separate door to the Garage and Mechanical Equipment area, a Guest Bedroom and Guest Bathroom, and the Three Car Garage, composed with a two car bay and a private one car bay.

This is an authentic custom designed and crafted mortise and tenon joinery timberframe built of exceptional quality Douglas Fir in the Japanese Mountain House tradition with central purlin beams connected at the primary timber columns with natural hand selected Madrone “Hiro Beams” composed and contrasted with traditional “Moon Windows” in the gable ends of the home. The ceiling throughout the main level cathedral vaulted roof is finished inside with custom milled and subtly whitewashed tongue and groove Spruce decking with square edged rabetted detailing. The wall surfaces throughout the timberframed spaces are finished in hand troweled plaster for a subtle beauty and exceptional quality. The richness, quality, scale and detailing of the timberframe along with the surrounding finishes creates an amazingly warm, comfortable yet dramatic ambiance throughout the primary living areas of the home.

This is an exceptionally green home design style, since the timbers are all sourced from standing dead trees, not cut from living trees, the timbers will literally last for centuries as timberframes all around the world have, the timbers are all completely recyclable and retain their value exceptionally well through future re-use and the timberframe is a high thermal mass structure that is an excellent energy efficient design feature. The roof is created from Structural Insulated Panels (SIP) integrated with the timberframe which are exceptionally strong and create an outstanding insulated roof. Similarly, the exterior walls of the timberframe are filled with solid foam injected between the studs integrating Advanced Framing System detailing for exceptionally green resource efficiency as well as thermal insulation. The floors of the main home are all well insulated radiant hydronically heated lightweight concrete bearing on an engineered lumber Truss Joist framing system over a very convenient and accessible crawl space. The hydronic boiler and domestic water heating system is natural gas fired and state of the art. All of these features, along with the exceptional natural lighting and passive solar attributes created by the intelligent window glazing and skylighting design create a fantastically comfortable and environmentally responsible home.

The Kitchen has fantastic tiled counter space on top of White Oak cabinetry with all kinds of great functional features, a raised tiled conversation bar behind the gas cooktop with downdraft surrounded by butcher block countertop, a raised dishwasher and double electric wall ovens. Off of the kitchen and easily accessible to the entertaining areas is a beautiful wet bar with glass doored upper cabinetry. The Breakfast Nook is right off of the kitchen and includes a cozy built in seating area with oak bookcases below. The Dining Area has open access to the Living Area and an open view of the three sided bay natural gas fireplace along with a fantastic window grouping looking west to the Sierra Crest. The grand Living Area is open to all of these spaces and opens out onto the west entertaining deck through french doors and enjoys the ambiance of the hearth with the fireplace, handcrafted with the rock harvested from the site integrated with a heavy timer mortise and tenon joined three sided mantle beam. Off to the south of the Living Area is a large Sitting Area that serves as a beautiful, more intimate conversation alcove and media area that has french doors leading to the covered porch. 

The Flooring selected for this high quality green design is natural cork throughout the living room, gallery, dining room, kitchen, breakfast nook and pantry/laundry room. The cork floors are exceptionally beautiful, sustainable and low maintenance, while adding a fantastic richness to the spaces. The foyer and guest bathroom floors are hand set black pebble exposed aggregate concrete. The foyer floor acts as a high thermal mass heat sink for the passive solar gain from the southern and southeastern sun.

The Great Room, the core of the design, is naturally lit with six skylights located on the ridgeline which keep the space light, beautiful and warm throughout the sunny days so typical in Truckee. There is exceptional natural cross ventilation created by the design of the casement windows, french doors and two piece Dutch style entry door.

The Master Suite includes two separate Walk-in-Closets and a fantastic Home Office with oak parquet flooring that is easily convertible to another Bedroom or Nursery which could also be accessed off of the Gallery with an added door. The master bathroom includes a single porch door, a separate custom tiled shower and sunken tiled bathtub, two separate sink cabinets and countertops, a toilet and a urinal.

The home includes a lot of storage, with a large fully shelved Pantry/Laundry/Store Room with raised dryer and loads of built in shelving, the Garage has a separate closet, loads of built-in shelving and a work bench built-in, and all the bedrooms have generous closet spaces.

Above the Garage the design integrates a town approved complete Second Living Unit with it’s own exterior Entry as well as single bay Garage access, full Kitchen and Bathroom, separate Bedroom and Living/Dining area with exterior balcony accessed through a pair of french doors. This living area is bright and beautiful with south facing windows as well as great cross ventilation. Cambridge Estates Homeowner’s Association recognizes this Second Living Unit as a Caretaker’s Unit. They have no restrictions on it’s use other than it not be rented out as an apartment unless the tenant is also serving some function as a Caretaker. It can also be used for any and all family members, as a guest suite, as a separate office or as a Mother-In-Law Unit. It has incredible value and possibilities and the few Tenant/Caretaker’s who have lived in it and have kept it occupied since it was completed have really loved it.

If you would like an incredibly beautiful, high quality, unique, extremely comfortable and convenient mountain timber framed home in the fantastic town of Truckee, this could be perfect for you.

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Stained Glass Hanging Lamp by Brian McNally - AVAILABLE NOW - $1,750

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This is one of only three 28” Magnolia Hanging Shade and Lamps created by renowned Arts and Crafts glass artist Brian McNally of Santa Barbara.

Brian McNally’s stained glass works have been published in Architectural Digest, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Old House Interiors, Old House Journal, This Old House Magazine and has been seen on television shows This Old House and The Lynette Jennings Design Show. The artist earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree from The Rhode Island School of Design under renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.

Purchased by current owner/architect Craig F. Threshie on 8/12/2000.

Purchased in San Francisco at the Arts and Crafts Symposium from the artist, Brian McNally of Santa Barbara http://www.brianmcnallyglassartist.com/

The artist noted that the most recent sale of one of these lamps was $6,000.
This lamp is now available for $1,750.

The lamp is a composition of Magnolia flowers and branches on a blue background,. Detailing and richness are expressed in glass as well as in the excellent craftsmanship of the entire piece.

The lamp is crafted from drapery glass flowers against a ring mottle/shaded glass background with copperfoil construction and copper plated detailing.

Lamp shade dimensions: 27 ¾” round x 13 ¾” tall.

The lamp includes a 27” weathered solid brass chain and matching 7” tall ceiling canopy, with approximately 10’ of lamp and copper grounding wire.

Smoke free home.

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Granite and Steel Contemporary Arts and Crafts Dining Table -AVAILABLE NOW - $1,750

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Designed and purchased by current owner, architect Craig F. Threshie on 7/01/2000

This table cost $4,330 to create.

The chair set has been sold!

Now: $1,750 for the table

This is an amazing custom crafted Arts and Crafts Mission trestle-style table with a contemporary flare. The solid imported “Blue Eyes” granite slab tabletop sets on a beautifully crafted steel base with a custom mottled black and antique gold finish.

It is in superb condition.

The granite slab tabletop is incredibly beautiful and durable. It has an overall tone of a medium warm gray with a composite of gray and black tones contrasted by the stunning beauty of bright cobalt blue schiller mixed throughout the piece. It is natural granite with a highly polished top that has had a granite sealer applied. It has a bullnosed edge and radius corners.

The steel trestle-style table base is also beautiful and sturdy, adding a slightly contemporary flare to the composition of the set while complementing the traditional chair set and supporting the heavy granite slab and providing plenty of leg room.

Table Dimensions: 90 1/4” long x 42 1/8” wide x 29” tall

Smoke free home.

Contact Craig Threshie at 530-550-5252