This home was designed for a large family, especially for summer use. It sits directly adjacent to a golf course with 270 degree views of the surrounding rugged mountains in Colorado.
Although this residence utilizes logs, it is not a “log home”; the logs are not stacked vertically to form walls as in a traditional log home, but are used in a post and beam fashion, especially in the living room. The limited use of log in this fashion allows the design of a “log home” but also addresses the environmental concerns of using fewer logs and obtaining higher R-values. The style of the home is alpine contemporary, also drawing from traditional European forms as well as southwestern massing. The house comprises extensive stonework and log siding. For the interiors, the owner desired a traditional Italian influence so we designed massive stone arches that integrate into plaster walls and decorative ironwork. The lower level achieves a highly usable family room area by integrating into a lower great room that flows easily to the downhill side of the home. The living level flows out to the golf course/westerly view side through two covered stone terraces creating pleasant shaded outdoor rooms that also shade the westerly sun.