House 59

House 59


The architectural arrangement presents a simple interplay of shapes and forms where the site’s significance surpasses that of the architecture itself.

High in the Colorado foothills sits a quiet modernist home. The simplicity in form and finish create an environment where site takes precedence over form. In a poetic sequence, a walkway passes by the blackened steel upper volume, where a single horizontal and vertical slot reveal a glimpse of the home’s interior and the snow-capped mountains beyond. A bridge crosses the sloping hillside below, leading to the entry door. The house design is a simple composition, an L shaped steel volume atop a square clad base reminiscent of Marcel Breuer’s New England stone houses. Both stone and steel tones are inspired by colors found in the trunks of the surrounding pines. The upper volume is home to an open living, dining area, and primary suite. Where the outer side of the L shaped volume is solid and opaque, the inner is all glass, open to a roof terrace with view peaks. The outdoor terrace provides space for gardening, games, tricycle rides, and relaxing in the sun.

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