It also sets the tone for the rest of the interior which embraces revamped insulation making the house far more energy-efficient. The extensive use of glass also ushers in ample natural ventilation enlivening the other rooms of the house as well.
We often hear about the elements shaping the landscape over several thousands of years. But this spectacular modern home located at an elevation of 7000 feet above sea level and in the snow-clad peaks of Boulder Colorado has also been shaped by earth wind and fire!
Crafted by Tel Aviv-based studio Pitsou Kedem Architects and architect the house has a cottage-style silhouette. Yet the use of a steel frame and large glass windows gives it an inherent modern vibe. The defining feature of is its expansive backyard with a spacious wooden deck luxurious seating and a lavish pool. Smartly placed trees and charming LED lighting further accentuate the tranquil appeal of this outdoor space.
Even though it is hard to look beyond the view outside the real showstopper here is the silhouette of the structure that draws its inspiration from the banana slug which is a native of the region! The thin and elongated volume of the house bends and conforms to the undulated natural contours of the site.
But the real talking point of the house is the multitude of smart features like the photovoltaic panels green roof system grey-water harvesting and LED lighting which help in giving the residence its core principle of sustainability.
under the furniture makes the space even more futuristic and despite its ultra-modern design wooden surfaces create a warm and inviting ambiance. Large glass walls constantly connect you with the outdoors while the giant bookcase in the living room shines through as the only colorful addition in the entire home.
At the back end of the house are the private quarters which hold the bedrooms along with the double-cantilevered master bedroom suite. A one-story concrete wing anchors the house below and holds the lower-level bedroom along with the building services. Each room inside this incredible California house offers the best possible views while providing ample privacy.