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!
Designed by Ming Architects the house offers much more than just the dramatic feature wall clad in river pebbles as it sits snugly between a koi pond on one side and a swimming pool on the other. The multi-level residence was crafted to combine complete privacy with an open living environment that allows the homeowners to easily friends and family.
Focus at this Colorado home is all about cutting out excesses in an attempt to conserve energy and a neutral color palette shaped by FSC plywood cedar and plasterboard enhances this idea of minimalism. A heat recovery ventilator keeps the air fresh inside even as photovoltaic panels reduce reliance on conventional energy sources as much as possible. A perfect green home that allows you to live off the grid with ease this mountain retreat is as easy on the planet as it is on your senses!
A narrow entryway leads into the main home where nothing feels conventional! A sunken living area with home bar is surrounded by walls of books that extend all the way up to the ceiling. These floor-to-ceiling bookshelves give the home color personality and also showcase the homeowner’s love for books without confining it to just a single study room.
Some of the striking features on the inside include a net bed on the top level which not only gives the home a fun playful ambiance but also acts as a light well that illuminates the lower floor. A staircase crafted using plywood boxes is another nifty features that saves up space and also creates a versatile display.