This blend of rustic and modern overtones seems to be the most popular cocktail when it comes to design styles for vacation homes and idyllic escapes set in the mountainous outback of Colorado. The exterior with its natural dry-stack stone copper paneling and clear cedar siding paints a pretty picture with fascinating shades and vibrant elegance.
On the inside the woodsy warmth takes over completely and you are wrapped in a snug warm blanket of rustic finishes plush textures and quirky details that leave you spellbound. Crafted from locally sourced materials (along with reclaimed wood) the structure of feels like a natural extension of the panoramic rocky scenery around it.
Designing a home that responds to the needs of the landscape it sits in adapts to its specific climatic requirements and becomes one with the backdrop is a hard task indeed. It requires balance precision and ingenuity that bring together two contrasting worlds. Accomplishing this task with modern flair and inviting warmth is the gorgeous in.
It is wall art décor and lighting that bring color and character to the interior even as the exposed brick wall adds visual and textural contrast. Large industrial windows another staple of the style make their presence felt as they bring in plenty of natural light and cleverly placed skylights further enhance this cheerful airy ambiance indoors.
The open design of means it needs to turn to new strategies in order to combat the harsh desert conditions while retaining its contemporary appeal. This was accomplished by Kevin B Howard Architects using a unique blend of traditional adobe walls and a series of wafer-thin overhangs!