The owners fell in love with this property due to the expansive forest, southern views and rural feel. They purchased the property with a mobile home on it as the home site and a detached yurt, which they lived in during construction.

To integrate the home into the natural mountain typography, we designed a multi-layered shed roof, which yields a similar feeling. We also incorporated a carport into the entry sequence to eliminate the bulk and closed feeling of a garage and to maintain views through the carport. The combination of natural wood tone and rusted corrugated metal siding helps integrate the house into its natural pine surroundings. A mudroom enters from the rear of the property where most of the rural work is done.

Inside, stained hydronically heated concrete floor grounds the house and provides a sense of warmth as does the natural wood doors and accents. The home boasts custom metal barn door accents as well as clerestory windows in the dining room, which helps bring southern light deeper into the house. The wood stove is centrally located between the kitchen and dining room to be enjoyed by both locations and radiates heat evenly throughout the house as well as up the adjacent stairwell. The upper level consists of the master suite and office, taking in the panoramic views, while the downstairs two bedroom, two bath environment accommodates both guests and children.

Contractor: Michael Ryan