This single family house, designed by Perathoner Architects, is situated on a steep hill just outside the mountain village of Selva in Val Gardena. The unique location offers an astonishing view of the beautiful Dolomites. The challenge of designing a house on a steep terrain is to sit the house within the landscape, as part of it, as opposed to dominating it. In this case the built environment coexists with the natural environment, both the color and shape of the house tie it successfully into the surrounding hills. The steepness of the terrain suggested extending the building over two floors with an additional below grade level for the garage and the cellar. Following the customs of traditional alpine architecture, the saddle roof is covered with wooden shingles. The building was constructed using locally sourced materials. Larch wood was used as an exterior wall covering as well as for interior surfaces and furniture. The careful implementation of energy efficient solutions was a hallmark of the project.