Mountain House may seem like an unlikely name for this community nearby Tracy, California, but as researched revealed the name connects back to the original Mountain House, a stage coach stop 4 miles into the mountains – and it still exists today! Mountain House was owned and managed by Simon and Mary-Ann Zimmerman, a Prussian who favored the wind and loved to laugh, and his Irish wife who adored her Waterford crystal. Mountain House changed and adapted with the times, but its most remarkable incarnation was probably its original structure- a blue denim tent. As an authentic American symbol, unpretentious, honest, hardworking, but also playful, blue denim and indigo, the color of inspiration, became the core inspiration for the conceptualization and design of this wellness-oriented pan-ethnic community.
Developer: Trilogy Shea Homes, Scottsdale, AZ
Authentic Place Consultants: Xsense, San Luis Obispo, CA
Civil Engineer: Carlson, Barbee & Gibson, Inc., San Ramon, CA
Landscape Architect & Architect- DTJ Design, Boulder, CO
Interior Design: Design Lines, Denver, CO
Residential Architecture: Bassenian Lagoni Architects, Newport Beach, CA