A new single family home in Vail sits on an unassuming site tucked on a cul-de-sac. With commanding views of Vail mountain, the home is characterized by simple roof lines, clean furnishings and abundant natural light.
A modest sized single family home melded the desires of the owner/builder/interior designer to have a simple modern home with the Design Review requirement to create a Victorian in a planned neighborhood. In the pursuit of efficiency and easy living, the house serves as home to the family and their young children, as well as home to the office for the interior design and construction companies run by the owners. The successful collaboration between the architect, builder and designer has led to subsequent partnerships.
A speculative duplex residence, the home is designed to have the least communication between the two halves, and to focus views away from each other. Maximized outdoor space, and open flow at the living spaces creates houses that live larger than they are. Exterior materials and forms pay homage to old Vail architecture, while the interior is appointed with clean, modern materials, and cutting edge technology.
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.
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.
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.