Lake Creek Residence is a beautiful contemporary mountain home that was completed in 2011 by Krueger Architecture & Design, located in Edwards, Colorado. The home was positioned on the site in order to take advantage of the rugged mountain views and the meandering river. The interior living spaces have been designed to extend to the outdoor spaces drawing nature in, as well as adding warmth and comfort. Large expanses of glass slide open to soak in several of the outdoor courtyards, which are all on varying scales and orientations to enable the enjoyment of outdoor living in all seasons. This stunning home is LEED Gold Certified, creating a truly “green” living experience.
We have featured several beautiful LEED certified projects here on 1 Kindesign, if you would like to see some other amazing examples, have a look: Sustainable modern home design in Vancouver and Eco-friendly home in Minneapolis: Urban Green.
This stunning living room features a show-stopping fireplace wall comprised of two different stones, Colorado buff and Oklahoma brownstone. The masonry surround has been laid in a drystack pattern, creating a visually pleasing focal point. The incredible custom fireplace box measures at 24″ x 7′. The linear burner is by Montigo.
Photos: David Marlow
This modern cube house has been designed by architect Henri Comrie, nestled in the picturesque valley of Banhoek, a wine region in South Africa. The home has been aptly named by the homeowners as ‘Johannesdal’, peacefully resting between lush forested grounds and majestic mountains. The home features a simple, honest atmosphere with a flair for color, unexpected combinations and a strong desire to draw nature in. Creativity in design and lifestyle needs were at the forefront of the project, which features a modern exterior and farmhouse style interior. The home consists of three volumes with large expanses of windows, generous terraces and open spaces, where the outside can be viewed from anywhere inside. With this in mind, the gardens were immaculately designed as a tranquil oasis for the owners to enjoy. Natural light floods the interior spaces, which at different times of the day, gives varying nuances to the furnishings and decor. It seems that at every corner your are surprised by an expected composition or a pop of color that inevitably draws attention to it. The architect was inspired by Le Corbusier, in his application of whitewashed walls, open spaces, exposed brick, metal, raw concrete ceilings and untreated wood, which seems to seamlessly co-exist with the native features of the area.
One of the terraces on the upper level provides stunning views of the vegetated landscape and imposing mountains. Have a look through this enjoyable house tour and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on this home. If you are not keeping up with the latest, consider following 1 Kindesign on social media:
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Summit Residence is a sensational rustic mountain retreat designed by Locati Architects, located in the presitgous ski resort community of Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, Montana. This wonderful residence was built by local building company Schlauch Bottcher Construction. The homeowner selected all the interior furnishings to complete the look of this mountain dream home. There are plenty of custom features throughout the home, with soaring ceilings, exposed trusses and lodge style appeal. Highlights to this mountain retreat includes a chef’s kitchen, spacious living areas, a dining room that seats ten, plenty of bedrooms for entertaining family and guests, a home cinema, and an entertainment/family room replete with a arcade games, pool table, bar and bowling alley. From every room, there are unparalled 180 degree views of snow capped mountains and wooded landscape. The outdoors offers meticulous landscaped grounds with several outdoor living spaces with fire pit and fireplace and covered swimming pool.
This wonderful chef’s kitchen showcases top of the line appliances and a beautiful kitchen island with plenty of seating for entertaining family and friends. The countertops are granite and all the cabinetry has been custom designed.
The master bedroom retreat is super cozy with a built-in window seat and roaring fireplace, incredible views and en-suite bathroom.
This cozy bedroom offers two built-in bunk beds, a warm fireplace and beautiful views of snow capped mountains. The fabric on the bed is a custom designed duvet comprised of AERIN velvet for Kravet.
The billiards table was custom designed and installed in this family space by Aspen Rustic Billiards.
Brushed concrete has been used on the driveway that meanders through this amazing compound.
Photos: © Roger Wade Studio
4 Springs Lane is a contemporary custom home designed by Robert M. Gurney Architect, sited on 24 acres of rolling topography, open fields and woodlands in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Extensive site investigation, including erecting scaffolding at various locations, resulted in the placement of the house high on one of the hills, overlooking a meadow at the base of woodlands.
From the architect: The house is organized as a series of volumes, arranged linearly and positioned to optimize distant views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The structure itself becomes a threshold and defines a more intimate, manicured outdoor environment between the house and the edge of the forest. The linear organization allows the majority of spaces to maintain mountain views while providing accessibility to a terrace with the swimming pool and the manicured area. The two-story living / dining space has floor-to-ceiling glass at each end, providing a lens through which to view the mountains from the terrace.
The rigorous, refined and geometric forms of the building are designed in sharp contrast to the undulating, natural landscape. The contrast is intended to magnify the beauty of the site while allowing the house to provide a framework to view the landscape. These views become the orienting device. Simple volumes comprised of glass, wood, stone and fiber cement panels are combined to render a more complex composition while garnering a serene unity.
Interior spaces are active and intricate, tranquil and minimal. With vistas in all directions, large expanses of glass allow the landscape views to provide the primary sensory experience.
A geothermal HVAC system, energy efficient appliances, wall and ceiling infrastructure with maximum insulation, a rain-screen cladding system, extensive daylighting and solar-sensored shades are employed with the expectation of reducing fossil fuel consumption. Large operable windows and doors are placed to provide natural ventilation.
This house is pragmatic and pristine. Proportion, texture and light organize and animate the project. The composition is simultaneously complex and distilled. Most importantly, the house provides a framework to experience an inherently beautiful landscape.
Photos: Maxwell MacKenzie
The Canyon Residence was designed by Kevin B Howard Architects to make living in the Sonoran Desert an integrated part of daily life in The Canyons, Catalina Foothills, Tuscon, Arizona. This was accomplished by creating architecture that was part of the landscape and allowing the site to influence form. Rock outcroppings and water shed patterns dictated formal responses and anchored the residence. A juxtaposing of horizontals lines and solid masses complement the vertical nature of the saguaro cacti. The entry steps up in time with the hillside meeting the main floor where it rests, bridging the ephemeral wash below.
The residence spans across a wash preserving the existing water shed patterns. The entry walk was designed to raise guests up out of the site along this wash. The main living space is located immediately beyond the entrance, providing a striking mountain panorama from the northeast- facing wall of glass. In addition to the site integration, materials were chosen not to contrast with the site, but instead compliment its beauty.
The entry bridge, looking back over the expansive desert views.
The unique qualities of the site demanded an organically designed residence. The design grew out of site integration and minimal impact. By specifying materials and colors contextual to the southwest, the final design created a home that is both timeless and complimentary to its surroundings.
The living room opens to the edge of the Coronado National Forest. The boundary between interior and exterior is blurred by the continuation of the tongue and groove ceiling finish.
There are 72 Solar PV panels installed on the roof. The first full month of Solar PV production showed 115% above the original estimated amounts. This is due to the slope of the roof being optimized for spring and summer solar orientation.
Photos: Dominique Vorillon Photography
The Butte Residence is a striking modern home and artist studio designed by Carney Logan Burke Architects, located on an extraordinary 38-acre site on a butte in Jackson, Wyoming. The site overlooks the confluence of the Snake and Gros Ventre Rivers and commands panoramic views of the Teton Mountain Range and National Parks.
The design was driven by the desire to capitalize on the potential of this site while weaving the architecture of the buildings into the topography, maintaining a modest profile on the skyline. In addition, the owner, a collector of contemporary art and sculpture, desired architecture with character and materiality that respects western tradition but embraces abstract, clean, light-filled spaces.
By organizing the program in a series of volumes that range across the site, individual spaces open to varied views and access points; from dramatic sweeping vistas to intimate, secluded experiences within the trees.
Gently curving roof forms separately capture public and private functions within the residential program. Springing from and returning to the topography of the site, the roof profile mimics the soft shape of the butte and creates a series of protective canopies that provide shelter in the harsh western landscape.
Photos: Paul Worchol
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