This home was conceived as a family mountain retreat on a 2-acre lot with expansive views. It was planned to be phased over time into a compound with the main house and a future enclosing a garden court between. Several different types of outdoor gathering spaces promote enjoyment of the Colorado climate and are sheltered from road noise by the buildings themselves.
Taking cues from the surrounding spectacular views, the form of the home is split into two sections connected by a glass entryway that allows views through and above to the mountains beyond. The bedroom volume is a simple two-story gabled structure. The public functions (such as the kitchen, great room and dining area) are contained in a 1-story vaulted gable volume that bends to take in two divergent views of the mountains beyond and an adjacent pond.