The lower level contains the an open plan living area along with the kitchen and dining space guest bedroom a pantry and laundry room while the top floor of the extension holds the master suite. With the addition of the two-story structure much of the original home serves as a smart buffer zone and now houses a home studio and playroom.
This sparkling contemporary addition opens up towards the rear yard thanks to the use of large glass windows and its simple wooden structure seems both modern and elegant. On the inside the conventional presence of walls and doors is done away with and it is large shelves wooden partitions and décor that delineate and define spaces.
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.
Even though it is muted colors that help shape the backdrop additions like the metallic pendant in the dining space and modern wall art in the living room bring a distinct identity to the fabulous residence.
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.
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.
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.