A new contemporary residence on a steep, linear site. Nestled into the hillside, it enjoys panoramic views and passive solar design. A simple neutral palette keep it in harmony with the site, while bright open spaces create an enlivened interior.
A site that is surrounded on all sides by beauty calls for multiple facets. Large opening doors and protected patios celebrate the river setting; large windows with shade structures and a sunny patio capture expansive mountain views and sun to the south; a secluded, heavily vegetated patio with water feature creates a buddha garden perfect for yoga; a broad, arid meadow landscape greets visitors entering the property.
Large acreage and a remote location are the setting for a newly created homestead and pond compound that harken back to the times when a family lived off the land. The house appears to have been added to over time, and uses authentic materials that might have been employed in previous centuries.
A residence on a tributary of the Snake River with views to the Tetons in Wyoming allows the natural land patterns to dictate the forms. The house sits at the edge of a dense stand of aspen, and is shaped by setbacks to allow the closest proximity to the river. The forms recollect old barns found in the area.