A HOUSE BUILT FOR THE MODERN MOUNTAIN LIFE. One visitor described this recently built home as “blending in with the woods and the curve of the mountains.” In fact, Highlands architect Sam Edgens conceived the house as a natural extension of its green and gladed surroundings. Natural light streams into the house throughout the day, highlighting the shapes, angles and quality materials that make this a distinctive example of contemporary mountain design. Approached by a gently curving (but not steep) driveway, the house is centered in an unusual property that neighbors a conservation easement, ensuring perpetual privacy and greenspace. A carefully curated meadow of wildflowers and native plants softens the edginess of this ancient box canyon. The creative plan of landscape architect Mary Palmer Dargan applies her philosophy of preserving nature’s designs while reducing impact on the environment. The house was built to accommodate an outdoors lifestyle and a taste for simplicity and healthy living. Walking trails ribbon through the two-plus acres, in a community that features 10 miles of hiking trails. On those rainy days that are pleasantly frequent here, a separate space is set up for greeting the morning with a yoga practice, and pedaling a Pelaton bike. The separate work/exercise space enjoys high-speed internet connectivity and a quiet place for thinking and creating. With a full bath and closet, it could also be used as a third bedroom.The contemporary kitchen space overlooking a deep wooded glade is equipped with high-end appliances and plenty of space for committed cooks. Enjoy growing your own organic vegetables and herbs in two European raised beds and on two levels of an organic patio garden. Retire to a large master bedroom with a soothing view of old hardwood trees, and rhododendron that are afire in the summer. Pure luxury is found in the master bathroom, complete with a stand-alone jacuzzi tub, radiant floors, heated towel rack, and his-and-her loos.