Moonstone Private Retreat Featuring Indoteak Design
MOONSTONE RETREAT x INDOTEAK DESIGN
The Moonstone Retreat outfitted by Indoteak Design is not just a house, it is a nurturing place for gathering at the western edge of Yosemite National Park. A brand new contemporary build, this home is a Sierra Nevada sanctuary. Located 10 miles from the western gate of Yosemite National Park, you will find ease of access to and relaxation on this delightful property. Follow the river that flows past the front door, right up into Yosemite Valley.
The Moonstone overlooks a scenic bend in the Merced River, allowing for views and access to some of the finest river stretches imaginable. Situated at a friendly elevation of 2,000 feet, the house is surrounded by mixed oak and conifer woodlands. Wildlife sightings will abound while the song of the Merced River will fill your soundscape.
The intention of The Moonstone is evident throughout the property. This is a place to experience beauty, peace, inspirational cooking and dining atmospheres, and the kind of rejuvenation only the mountains can provide. Every element of the property has been considered to nurture a sense of connection to the land, to each other and to one’s self. The Moonstone is the fruition of the owner’s life dream, to create a sanctuary in Yosemite for wellbeing that fosters an abiding connection to the natural world.
This 4-bedroom, 3 bath home is designed to nurture. The Moonstone Retreat is fully climate controlled, with abundant natural light and views of the surrounding mountains and river. Yosemite is at your fingertips, and The Moonstone awaits when you are ready to be home. Reclaimed teak floors are gentle on your feet after a long day on the trail. The Moonstone is appointed with all-natural materials, selected to enhance your sensory experience. Sink into buttery leather chairs, curl up on sheep fleece rugs in front of the wood burning stove, luxuriate under the yak cashmere throws on each bed. Feel the cool slate patio under your feet as the evening breeze winds up the river canyon, smell the woody foothills of the Sierra delight in the chef’s kitchen with smooth as silk soapstone counters. Designed to create a sense of calm, and ease the mind, soul and body while communing with one of the most spectacular places on earth.
There are three master bedrooms with en suite marble bathrooms, two are kings one is a queen. The bedrooms hold ultimate privacy, with sliding doors that open to private decks. Appointed with luxe linens and duvets, Hangai Mountain Textiles yak down throws, and chaise lounges, you will find nurturing sleep spaces after a full day in the mountains. The bohemian room, with two twin beds, is downstairs and makes for a fun kid zone, while the parents enjoy adult time upstairs.
The Moonstone is built for every season of the Sierra Nevada’s Mediterranean climate and is fully integrated into its surroundings. It breathes with the canyon breezes, it lets the sunrise and sunset seep in, owls can be heard moving through the forests at night, and the varied octaves of the Merced River fill the air. The flooring by Indoteak Design was selected for its healing. nature, amazing scent and incredible durability.
The 800 square foot yoga studio can hold up to 30 yogis and is available by request. With heated reclaimed teak floors, the aesthetics of the yoga studio cannot be overstated. With south facing windows and sweeping views of the river’s pools and surrounding peaks, the studio is also a thoughtful space for gathering. The studio has a bathroom and tearoom utility as well as an outdoor shower. The living roof adds a vitality to this one-of-a-kind structure. The client decided to use reclaimed teak wood throughout the home, not only because of the holistic nature of reclaimed teak, but also becasue the floors perform great in cold, wet climates during the fall and winter but also in the heat of summer. The reclaimed teak floors are also perfect to use with radiant heating systems.
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