Situated in a meadow, this L-shaped 5,000 sq. ft. house wraps around a raked Japanese courtyard, which is open to the southwest for maximum sun infiltration. The walls of the house through which this outdoor room is viewed are mostly glass and are articulated with a continuous garden trellis.
The entry sequence is through a linear art gallery; the art wall splayed to affect the entry experience. This wall leads you to another wall, subtly curved, that directs you to the public space of the house which features a warm vaulted ceiling that covers the living, dining, and kitchen space.
The character of the house is enhanced inside and out by the use of distressed metals, rusted to a deep mahogany, with terra cotta stained concrete and semi-peeled log trellis columns. These materials reflect the ruggedness and timelessness of the Rocky mountain west.