Responding to the predominantly wooded nature of the environment, the project team prescribed a sustainable mass timber structural approach to the design, utilizing elements that could be built off site as much as possible.
Outside, while the undulating roofline mimics the local topography and is visually pleasing, it also serves to allow for passive and active strategies. Photovoltaic panels are hidden amidst the curvature. Deep overhangs encourage solar gain while shading double height window walls.
For privacy and to encourage light into the house, a custom wood screen at the front door was designed to emulate the ability of surrounding pine and aspen trees to provide diffused, naturally patterned light.
Inside, structural wood decking spans between the exposed wood ceiling beams, referencing the exterior roof form while exuding a feeling of warmth. Beyond a gracious yet informal entry, practical, flexible, comfortable, and light filled living areas evoke simplicity of design. Large operable sliding glass doors capture views and provide indoor–outdoor connection to patios, pool and firepit areas, and the natural surroundings.