Features such as the dark brick wall and hexagonal floor tiles in the living room the geometric-tiled backsplash in the kitchen and refreshing blue tiles in the bathroom give every single space inside this rejuvenated Aussie home a personality of its own.
Yet it is the exterior of the house that draws your attention instantly with two retaining concrete walls supporting the cantilevered frame of the house. This preserves the original lot as much as possible and fashion a residence that is as ecologically non-invasive as possible.
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.
At its core this is a home that explores the possibility of a modern home melting into the landscape around it and the beautiful adobe walls stand tall at the heart of this innovative approach.
While the lower level features only the living area the top floor contains the small dining space and a cool kitchen with an ergonomic eating bar and granite benchtops. A luxurious master suite along with three additional bedrooms means there is ample sleeping space for a large family and guests over the weekend. Then there is the lovely sitting area with Juliet balconies that lets you take in the sights and sounds outside.
The lower level of the vacation home contains the large living area with vaulted ceiling exposed wooden beams and stunning lighting. Next to it is the cozy family area kitchen and dining room that open up toward the mesmerizing snow-clad mountains in the distance.
An array of 72 photovoltaic panels on the roof brings home plenty of green energy and once again the orientation of the home and the slope of the roof help in maximizing the output of solar energy. Open living areas cozy bedrooms and a curated outdoor living zone complete this nifty residence where architecture ventures way beyond mere aesthetics.