Crafted in aged wood and stone the exterior of the house exudes an aged look an aesthetic that the homeowners wanted to see in their new holiday home. But step inside and plush décor ingenious artwork and bright pops of color are interwoven with rustic elements to create a balance between two contrasting styles.
Nestled in the arid landscape of the this contemporary residence aims to find that perfect balance between an inviting living environment and responsible architecture that takes into account the existing ecosystem.
One of the striking features of the house is the clever use of staircases bridges and walkways to ensure that the ground below is left as untouched as possible. With an exterior that seems to blend with the colors of nature all around it the distinctly contemporary structure seems like a natural extension of the countryside.
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!
The standing seam copper roof enhances the timeless appeal of the dreamy house even as sweeping living spaces and comfy décor welcome you indoors while the designers aim to surprise you at every turn with mesmerizing features like the fireplace wall in Colorado sandstone and split brownstone.