Main House

NIDO’s primary residence was custom-built in 2008 using the highest quality materials available. With mountain views, this elegant home overlooks a spring-fed lake and enjoys the shade of mature hardwoods that were carefully preserved during its construction.

The main level has 150 year-old, reclaimed Old Growth Heart Pine flooring throughout. The 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home has 4,431 square feet of interior space on two levels and three screened porches totaling 594 square feet of outdoor living space.

The intention of its design is livability, quality, simplicity, flow, and ease of maintenance – both inside and out.  Multiple interior pocket doors allow for maximum use of space.

The exterior of the home is fire-resistant hardy-board shingles and dry-stack cultured stone. The roof is baked enameled metal with extended eaves and a maintenance-free gutter system. The home has a two-car 717 square-foot Porte Cochere with stone pillars, overhead lighting, and a concrete pad.

upper level

front entrance

The upper level — consisting of 2,774 interior square feet and 2 screened porches of  377 square feet — is the home’s primary living space with the kitchen, a screened-in eating porch, dining room, living room and lake-side porch, powder room, an office, the master suite and bathroom, a second bedroom and full bath, and the mudroom/laundry room.

NIDO’s beautiful Mesquite front door opens to the front entrance hall with its convenient coat closet.  The office overlooks the lake and mountains to the west and can be easily accessed from the kitchen through the dining room.

living room

The Living Room features custom-made maple bookcases, a fireplace, an associated screened porch overlooking the lake, and mountain views. The Master Suite is accessed from the Living Room by a short hallway with a small built-in bookcase and the kitchen is accessed through double pocket doors.


NIDO’s kitchen, its associated screened porch and adjacent dining room were designed to function on multiple levels and to accommodate an easy flow from the home’s hub to the outdoors. It is both a cook’s kitchen and an informal sitting/TV room. It can be accessed from the outside by the screened porch or the back porch and its associated mudroom area.

The covered mud porch has a two-door, utility closet with interior lighting and exterior locks and the laundry room has a washer & dryer, utility sink, built-in bench, coat rack, and custom cabinets.

Kitchen Features

  • Granite counters, kitchen and mudroom
  • Subzero Refrigerator
  • Viking stove with 2 ovens and 8-burner stove top (with grill)
  • Stainless Steel stove hood with 4-stove-top lights and 3 fans
  • Bosch Dishwasher
  • Farmhouse sink
  • Custom cabinets and hanging pan rack
  • Subway tile back splashes
  • Touch-close drawers, kitchen and mudroom


  • 7 windows including a sliding “pass-through” from kitchen to screen porch
  • Double sliding glass doors, screened porch
  • Glass “Dutch” door to laundry room/mud porch
  • European pantry
  • Interior lights, glass door cabinets
  • Over-counter lighting
  • Alabaster pendant lights
  • Propane connection & ceiling light w/fan, screened porch

Dining Room

A unique, two-way swinging door with a small window connects the kitchen to formal dining area, which can seat 8 comfortably. Double pocket doors close the dining room off from the entrance hall to create an intimate space.

Master Suite

The Master Suite overlooks NIDO’s lake and has built-in bookcases. Double glass doors open from the Master Suit to the screened porch, which features a Murphy Bed in its own cedar-lined closet and a ceiling fan. The walk-in cedar closet features a built-in, maple double dresser and 4 pocket doors. The master bathroom has a Jacuzzi, generous built-in storage, a water closet with a bidet, and windows facing the gardens.

Second Bedroom

This bedroom faces the gardens and features a built-in bookcase, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired windows, a closet with sliding plantation doors and a walk-in cedar closet.

lower level


A heart pine staircase with overhead and riser-level lighting provides access to the Lower Level, which consists of 1,657 square feet of interior space and a 233 square foot screened porch.

It features a bedroom with a private office and access to the screen porch through double glass doors, and an adjacent full bath with a Jacuzzi tub.

Family Room

In addition, the Lower Level has a family room with a bar sink and counter cabinets, a wood stove, and a refrigerator. Double glass doors open to the outside grounds. A single glass door leads to the screened porch, which has two doors to the outside.

Double doors open from the Family Room to a carpeted Billiards and Dart Room, which has a built-in fan.

Garage and Storage Rooms

The Lower Level also features a Carriage Garage, Store Room, Seasonal Cedar Closet and the home’s utility room.

Additional Features

  • High speed wireless broadband Internet (30 mbps)
  • Anderson doors and windows, chrome latches throughout
  • 9- and 10-foot ceilings throughout
  • Doorways and hallways meet ADA standards
  • Private well, 40 GPM, depth: 160 feet
  • 2 Heat Pumps (one for each level)
  • Water system with backwashing filter, softener, UV light
  • Alabaster track lighting, LR
  • Inline hot water heating
  • Solid, 5 panel doors, both levels
  • Multiple solid, 5 panel pocket doors throughout Upper Level
  • 500 gallon in-ground propane tank
  • Full capacity septic tank
  • Toto toilets, Kohler fixtures throughout
  • Granite bathroom counters, Upper Level
  • NAFCO Luxury vinyl tile, Lower Level
  • Electric Carriage Garage door opener


NIDO’s one-acre, heart-shaped lake is fed solely by multiple springs and is over 20 feet deep. It has been stocked with Large-mouth Bass, Brook Trout, Bluegill and Fathead minnows, as well as sterile carp for vegetation control. An 8 x 16 foot dock provides a ladder for swimming and a quiet spot for contemplation.