The Nature of Place
The site is adjacent to a ski trail and surrounded by a forest of aspen and spruce trees. Located between two neighboring residences, the house is arranged as two volumes: a dense bar containing the sleeping and bath spaces, and an open shell with living and dining spaces oriented toward the mountain peaks. Despite a modest .36 acre lot size, the building footprint was configured to protect a grove of evergreen trees at the south edge of the site and to allow natural drainage patterns to continue through the property. The careful arrangement of program maintains privacy through the thoughtful composition of windows, while enabling a sense of transparency to the views and providing access to the nearby ski and bike trails.