With large sliding doors blurring the line between the interior and the beautiful backyard the homeowners could well be tempted to spend more time outside! On the inside an open floor plan houses a spacious living room a lovely dining area with a minimal white table and a posh kitchen in grey.
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!
With an impressive cathedral ceiling that is also completely covered in wood a cozy fireplace and simple industrial-styled lighting the remarkable residence manages to effortlessly bring together several different design styles. A perfect retreat for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life!
The two lower levels contain the bedrooms and bathrooms and also seem to provide stunning views of the San Francisco skyline. The most dramatic and recognizable feature of the home is the use of 90 solid wood louvers that were crafted from salvaged Monterey Cypress trees cleared during a recent on-ramp addition to the. Providing privacy and ventilation while adding to the charm of the exterior the louvers steal the show here!
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.
One of the hardest things to do is to create a home that conforms to the contemporary style of design and yet has a relaxing and inviting ambiance. Often in a quest for that picture-perfect look homeowners tend to ignore the ‘livability’ factor of a house.
Their new and improved house that you see here was designed to withstand the rough weather and the full fury of the elements by Portland-based studio THA Architecture and was built by Cornerstone Contracting. With the couple being fitness enthusiasts who love to spend most of their time enjoying the vast outdoors the new cantilevered structure offers the perfect base from which they can explore the surrounding landscape. The exterior of the home features corrugated fire-resistant steel siding that also adds to the visual appeal of the house’s silhouette.