This 3,000 square foot residence, sited above a river canyon, is comprised of two intersecting building forms. The primary building form contains main living spaces on the upper floor and a guest bedroom, work room and garage at ground level. The roof rises from the intimacy of the master bedroom to provide a greater volume for the living room, while opening up to capture mountain views to the west and sun to the south. The secondary building form, with opposing roof slope contains the kitchen, the entry, and the stair leading up to the main space.
The project was designed for a woman of who purchased the lot a decade ago with the intention of retiring to the mountains. She had established a finite budget that posed a challenge in an era of steeply rising construction costs. The house met her budget goals.