Our client wanted an oversize garage they could park in and provide space for the skis and other equipment for their ski racing family. Many older homes in Vail were built with garages that no longer fit today’s vehicles and other gear. The solution was a new garage facing the adjacent corner street where we could use exiting grades to lower the garage and gain space above for new equal-sized bedrooms for their children as well as a new family space and generous ski room. The addition is offset from the home and connected using a glass “bridge” to preserve existing views and to enclose a new outdoor oasis garden. Careful placement of large glass doors and windows that frame the yard and the mountains beyond provide a strong indoor-outdoor connection.