Schmidtt Schangrila, our latest completed design and build project, is a comfortable, luxurious home nestled in a natural amphitheater landscape. The name, a take on the client’s name, was inspired by the meaning of shangrila -“a remote usually idyllic hideaway”. This home’s oversized windows and several outdoor living spaces allow for expansive views in all directions blending into the natural landscape. Working closely and listening to our client’s desire for custom spaces made this home feel finished and complete. The home was designed to have three spaces separated by glass connectors: the living, cooking, and dining space; the master bedroom and master bath; and the music room and guest quarters. One unique feature is the large granite “sitting” stone, carefully selected and placed in the master shower. One of many small details that bring the natural environment into the living space.