The design of this house, built high in the Rocky Mountains, draws from traditional mining structures built in the region.
The shape of the building, the materials, and the use of timbers in a mine structure arrangement are indicative of a mining tipple. On the interior, rusted steel and timbers in the stairs are reminiscent of a mining shaft. Corrugated steel is used between the trusses in the living room. Also note the traditional steel connectors on the exterior. These details combine to created a mining-style home that fits into the local vernacular of the region.