The VU House
This 2009 Parade of Homes winner is affectionately called, VU or Visibility Unlimited, which in pilot’s terms describes ideal flying weather. This name is a perfect fit for the pilot homeowner whose home captures spectacular lake and mountain views. The Kogan Builder’s design team worked closely with the owners to design the home to optimize these views from every living space. The homeowners also wanted the home to feel like a “large porch with a house attached,” which resulted in three, spacious, covered decks that offer year-round, outdoor living. Open, interior spaces flow comfortably to accommodate family and guests. The gourmet kitchen features a walk-in pantry and large island with plentiful storage, allowing picture windows to take the place of upper cabinets. Bridging the kitchen with the great room is a free-standing, interior, stone wall and wet bar with built-in 100 bottle wine storage. The wood burning fireplace and custom designed entertainment center are the focal points of the great room, providing many hours of comfortable family gatherings.