There is no doubting the fact that it is the view outside that is the real showstopper here but the design of this wonderful cabin the remarkably comfy ambiance it creates indoors and the elegant use of natural materials and plush textures to accomplish this complement the majestic scenery perfectly.
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.
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!
Much like the brilliant indoor garden a wall of tiles next to the staircase ends up being a showstopper and this eclectic collection of colorful tiles is repeated in the courtyard and bathroom to give a sense of continuity and cohesion. This dazzling collage was crafted by the designer by bringing together the various tiles used by him in other projects an effort that cuts back on cost and unnecessary wastage of materials.
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.
Designed by Kevin B Howard Architects the house sits on a lot that contains watershed patterns and the challenge of working the home around these without impeding them determined the desert dwelling’s overall silhouette. The beautiful combines scenic views with a cool indoor-outdoor interplay and an array of sustainable features in a seemingly effortless manner.
Everyone loves a home with a brilliant indoor-outdoor interplay that blurs the line between the interior and the world outside. But designing such a home in the arid landscape of the in presents a whole new set of problems.