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Here’s a thought-provoking detail to cap off your week quite nicely.
During a recent conversation with HGTV Dream Home 2011 architect Paul Robert Rousselle, he waxed philosophical about his design for the master suite. And with good reason. Imagine strolling toward this portion of the home, and, through a series of subtle turns, discovering an open, breathtaking space. “In plan, I have taken and rotated this quadrant, this master bedroom block, roughly 16 degrees – in part to increase the unique experience of going to a special place and also to create an air of mystery and excitement that we are no longer part of the house that we left,” he says.
The bedroom area, a cathedral space, will boast spectacular views of the ski trails via an 11 x 9-foot expanse of window. Twenty feet away from and placed on axis with the bed will be the master bathroom. Behind the tub will stand a 5 x 12-foot column of glass, through which one can view the mountain’s “chin,” a peak illuminated as the sun rises over the mountain. “So if you can imagine December, a snow-capped mountain and at 7:30 the sun hits that chin,” says Paul. “There is going to be this pink glowing land form that you will experience as you lay in bed. It will be just breathtaking.”