This remarkable fireplace in the living room not only seems connected with the ever-changing hues of the landscape outside but also complements the large piece of wall art perfectly. Every little detail is curated carefully and nothing is an accident here as each section of the house utilizes varying materials such as American Walnut Cedar and Oak. The rustic bathrooms powder room and family area combine effortlessly with the more modern kitchen bedrooms and living areas.
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 double-height living space is clad in decorative screening to ensure that the wall of windows seems far more visually appealing while controlling the flood of natural light. Drapes and operable louvres add another layer of ventilation and temperature control to this level.
With the living area and the dining room extending into the wooden deck outside the interior seems a lot more spacious visually. The brick wall in the kitchen offers textural contrast to the setting even as curated contemporary décor paints a picture of understated elegance and inviting warmth.
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.
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.
Large windows bring the dramatic views into every room and anyone who has been to Colorado on a ski trip or holiday will immediately realize the ease of access that this home offers to some of the best holiday spots in the region. Custom décor from Associates III and marvelous lighting complete this spellbinding getaway.