This Scandinavian-influenced contemporary home uses extensive stonework, horizontal lines, expansive glass and soaring ceilings to create a light and airy mountain retreat. A stone porch and breakfast room take advantage of the morning sun, while a patio, deck and balcony provide sunset views. Spacious yet cozy, with separate living, family and TV areas, 4 bedroom suites and a guest cottage.

The entry hall offers a first look at the attractive reclaimed heart pine plank flooring, as well as an expansive view across the room of the mountains to the west.
Cabinetry throughout the home and guest cottage is Wentworth. Appliances include a built-in SubZero refrigerator-freezer, a Wolf double convection wall oven and two Miele dishwashers. There are two Kohler sinks with disposals.


Designed for members of his own family by Norwegian-born architect Ole Sondresen http://www.olesondresen.com/, who designed the corporate headquarters for Kickstarter, this remarkable 3-level home has nearly 10,000-square feet of living space. Sited on a wooded ridge only 5 minutes from the Greenbrier hotel (http://www.greenbrier.com/ )and the Sporting Club Lodge (http://legacy.greenbrier.com/sporting-club.aspx), the home offers views of distant mountains and majestic forested slopes to the east and west.

Sondresen’s craft embraces sustainability “for the user and the future.”  Using extensive knowledge of acoustics, lighting, and material detailing, Ole and his team create a choreography of movement into all of their designs to function individually and as a whole.  Below are some of his designs.

Sands Point House │Long Island│Sands Point, New York


East Hampton Residence │ East Hampton, NY

Allegheny Mountain House │ Greenbrier County, WV


The Dessner residence can be found as a featured home on his website: http://www.olesondresen.com/residential/