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.
An Alpine valley with two large ski resorts that is renowned across the planet and home to mesmerizing wilderness that will transport you into the lap of nature needs little introduction to ski enthusiasts across the globe.
The overall silhouette of the home which was brought to life by Berner Loftfield definitely draws its inspiration from the timeless architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. The super-slim cantilevered roofs keep out the sun while extending the living space outdoors and giving the residence a distinct contemporary vibe.
Orientation of along with sun protection on windows top-notch insulation thanks to the wooden frame skylights that bring in sunshine only in colder winter months and an attractive vegetal roof help in cutting back the heating and cooling needs of the home drastically.
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.
Not only does this save up on energy bills but keeps the carbon footprint of an already squeaky clean home down to a bare minimum. A neutral color scheme indoors and unabated views of Collserola mount complete this lovely green home.
Showcasing another such alchemy of styles is this fabulous private home in the stylish suburb of Sydney. 181 Palmer is a converted warehouse residence that borrows from the charm of similar homes in NYC while adding a hint of quirky originality.