Mountain Home Retreats

Sevier Cy TN, Mountain Home Retreat 1 – Log Homes Architect

Mountain House 2, Highlands NC, Timber Frame Design

Seabeck Bay WA, Foothills Retreat 1 – Timber Frame Architect

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One of Rand Soellner Architect’s mountain home retreat










Mountain Home Retreats are the cutting edge of this architectural firm’s current creations.  All of the other house designs from previous decades have been distilled, refined, and reassembled in the Mountain Home Retreats Series.  It has been said that this latest retreats series of house designs is, in fact, among the very best house plans in the world.


HOME ARCHITECTS ® Senior Staff Architect, Rand Soellner was among a handful of American professionals who were selected to have their designs appear in House With A View, published in 2008.  House With a View is a thick full-color coffee table book about the state of the art mountain residential architecture.  No other architect in the book had more houses featured than Soellner’s three.  The fact that the editors chose Mr. Soellner, coming to him and requesting his participation, is significant.  There were No advertising fees paid by Soellner; his work was selected and featured because the publishers wanted to include what they considered the best of the best residential design firms of the world in their book about mountain home retreats.


The idea of Mountain Home Retreats began with understanding the philosophy of what scenic vacation and retirement mountain houses represent to many of this firm’s clients: a place to get away.  A retreat.  A vacation place.  Or, your main house that still functions as a retreat from the rest of the world.  A sacred place to call your own.
















If You Are Planning to Have A Luxury Residence Designed & Built For You

You Need to See the Mountain Home Retreats Series

This architectural firm took the best of the best features from all of their luxury residential design types: 2,400 sf cottage designs, 16,000 sf castles, 6,500 sf estates, 4,500 sf single family designs, and put them all together in their Mountain Retreats designs, so all of the most delightful & functional design features you have been after may now be found in one, two, three, four, or 5+ bedroom special residential designs.  


From 2,500 heated sf (3BR/3Ba), to 3,500 sf, to 4,500 sf to 5,700 sf to over 11,000sf the Retreats Series Open Plan style is as good as it gets:

As luxury residential architects, most of this architectural firm’s clients select their highly-adaptable Mountain Retreat Series as the basis of beginning custom design modifications to suit their personal lifestyle and site. So many wonderful interior design, kitchen design, and beautiful custom features are packed into this Retreats Series that most clients’ wish-lists are 95% satisfied immediately. 













The firm creates house plans to satisfy what you want: perhaps a stone cottage design, luxury house design, mountain house plans, or other residential design, for a variety of locations. Make an appointment to visit the company to see these and discuss how they can modify this series to suit you.


Starting with the FOOTHILLS RETREAT at approximately 3,500 heated square feet: 4BR/3 to 4-1/2 baths/ 2 to 3 car garage, with Hearth Room (main living area), additional Family Room-Personal Gym-Home Theater, wonderful Master Suite on the main level, sumptuous Family View Kitchen, Breakfast Nook, Informal Dining, excellent open plan arrangement, Outdoor Living Room with Summer Kitchen, Sleeping Porch off the Master Suite, incredible Mountain Master Spa Bathroom with whirlpool, fireplace, His & Her counter/sink areas, 2-person shower, lots of windows, toilet room with window, master closet, Laundry-Pantry, Loft Gallery, the company’s trademarked retreats series  Grand Canyon-Dor (huge sliding glass doors) and more! This model can also have a Terrace Level (basement) if you wish. There can be an optional front Porte-Cochere (mountain elegant carport entry). This model also has our classic Rocking Chair Front Porch.  Timber frame architect features abound inside and outside.
























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Then step up to the firm’s GRAND MOUNTAIN RETREAT typically anywhere from 4,500 heated sf to over 6,000. Many of the retreats series include many of the features of the previous design series (above), with a much larger main fireplace (6’+/- wide!) and a larger main living area around the hearth, a bar (complete with a back bar, conditioned Wine Room with large wood & glass door, secondary “drink kitchen” with MW and bar sink, u.c. ref, wine glass storage), larger outdoor living areas, huge kitchen: our “Heart of the House” Grand Gathering Kitchen, which features a 3-bay stainless or porcelainfarmhouse main sink, large work-buffet, additional Galley area with additional vegetable prep sink, additional dishwasher and trash/recycling bins, large double ovens with 48” gas burner range top with griddle/grill, microwave stack with chest-high convection oven, warming drawer, steaming drawer, combination Laundry-Pantry with center island for crafts, pet bathing/grooming/feeding area, 2, 3, or 4 car garage (or more), 2nd BR suite on the main level, 2nd floor with 2 to 3 more guest suites, each with walk-in-closet and their own bathrooms, home office, personal Gym/Family Room/Family Theater and a lot more features. This retreats model can also have a Terrace Level (basement) if you wish. There can be an optional front Porte-Cochere (mountain elegant carport entry). This Retreats model also has the firm’s classic Rocking Chair Front Porch.  The company will modify this and any of the other Mountain Retreat Series designs to suit your lifestyle and tastes.  Most of their Mountain Retreats feature timber frame architectural features, either the real deal or hybrid, as you wish.


Then the ultimate: the company’s GREAT MOUNTAIN RETREAT: typically 6,200 heated sf to over 7,000. This one really kicks out the jambs! It includes all of the Retreats features in the model above, but more spaciousness in all the right places. The master suite is truly amazing: 5’ circular whirlpool tub nestled in a cozy bay window corner, with windows all around to enjoy your mountain views while you sip champagne, listen to Mozart and enjoy your bubble bath!  A special 2-way fireplace warms you comfortably just a few feet away, and a mountain waterfall cascades down from in front of the fireplace down into your tub!

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(C)Copyright 2007-14 Home Architect, PLLC, All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Rustic Gothic Timber frame retreats series Mansion Designed by Rand Soellner, Senior Staff Architect of the HOME ARCHITECTS.


You’ve got to see this magnificent Retreats Series open plan design at its best.  This is the estate-sized Mountain Home Retreats series.  Features include: huge 2-person shower, window seat with fern planter above at the large tall windows, His & Her sink/vanity areas. Towel/storage closet, large Vista Throne Room with toilet, bidet and sideboard for your reading enjoyment, massive oval Dressing Room with center island dresser, 3 levels of clothing storage, Hers vanity, flatscreen TV, bar sink, coffeemaker for waking you up, arched stained glass window, full-length mirror, Huge Hearth Room (main living area), separate entrance Foyer with a rustically elegant Powder Room with 12” thick varnished timber counter and polished stone vessel sink, travertine floor and other delightful treatments. This model also has the Pub/Bar & Wine Rm featured in the model above. The giant kitchen is a chef’s dream come true, with cabinet-faced or stainless steel high-end appliances, custom architect-designed copper 3-bay farmhouse main sink, large island, stone arch over double-wide gas range/double oven, separate boxes for refrigerator and freezer to yield 34 c.f. of cold storage, plus an under-counter refrigerated double drawer for vegetables, Galley with smaller copper prep sink, additional 2nd dishwasher, 2nd recycling bins, the same additional MW/wall oven as the previous series (above), separate Butler Pantry, with garage access, Catering Kitchen/Kitchen Study/Pet Grooming, 3-car garage with Shop, 2nd floor with 2 to 5+ additional BR suites, Home Office, Family Room, Bars, Home Gym, billiards, home theater, Loft Library and other features, customized to suit you.


This Retreats model can also have a Terrace Level (basement) if you wish. Garage can be 2-3-4 or more cars with shop. There can be an optional front Porte-Cochere (mountain elegant carport entry). This Retreats model also has the company’s classic Rocking Chair Front Porch. Big and bold timber frame post and beam elements are found in the interior and at the exterior of this Retreats series.


Yes, substitutions are welcome on the firm’s retreats series: many of their clients pick and choose features from the different models and the Architect then creates a hybrid solution for them, tailored to their desires.


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The company will design projects for sites anywhere in the world, including Sevierville, Tennessee, Beverly Hills, Aspen, Greenwich, Park City, Rome, Paris, Deer Valley and New York.  This architectural firms will also create designs for Palo Alto, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Denver, Cashiers, Highlands, Hendersonville, Asheville, Charlotte, Detroit, Las Vegas, Beijing, Shanghei or anywhere.


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