It is Corten steel that gives this Aussie home its exceptional appeal as it adds both color and textural beauty to the structure. The custom corten panels were designed by the architects to improve the fire safety of the house and to shield it from the harsher elements of the bushland.
When a fire wiped out 4.5 acres of lush forest in Colorado along with a small cabin at its heart it inadvertently opened up the property for a bigger and bolder mountain home. Instead of going down the contemporary path homeowners of along with the creative minds at Renée del Gaudio took the classic route!
A spacious living area flows into the kitchen and dining space to create a large pavilion-style social zone even as the rooftop deck with minibar and outdoor lounge offers additional party space. The tall steel staircase a series of bridges and corridors wooden ceiling in various rooms and the striking wall clad in river pebbles combine to usher in ample visual and textural contrast. A tiny bridge connects the two different wings of the house where a balance and aesthetics are the key defining elements.
A metallic mesh frame creates the other half of the edifice and provides the perfect balance between privacy and controlled ventilation. On the inside the living space is simple unassuming and a neutral color palette ensures that the focus remains firmly on the landscape that sits outside.
Transformed with modern suave and an open inviting vibe by ITN Architects a series of glass doors connect the new gallery space and living area with the patio and garden outside – a perfect blend of the interior and the outdoors.