US Home and Architectural Trends US Home & Architectural Vol. 30/8 - Page 33

Buying into a resort-style enclave, owners may be swayed by the setting and amenities, but less compelled by building guidelines that ensure each house is in keeping with the rest. That was the scenario for the owners of this mountain getaway by architect Stephen Dynia. The challenge was to accommodate the roof form and materials prescribed by the development while achieving the modern sensibility that the owners wanted, says Dynia. “The exterior is in cedar and board-formed concrete, with a steeply pitched zinc roof. We chose to use metal rather than shingles for the sake of longevity and crisp lines; and concrete was chosen for its strength and textural appeal, which fits with the rugged terrain.” The house is laid out as a central pavilion that is elevated to gain views up and over neighboring houses, with one wing on either side. There are also two low shed-roof structures located at diagonally opposite corners. These one-story volumes help to break down the overall mass in visual terms. In line with the rules for this mountain home, cedar siding runs horizontally on the main volume and vertically on the wings. Above: A picture of rustic simplicity on the outside, this mountain home features cedar shingles and a zinc roof with exposed wooden trusses. The central living volume has an elevated base, while the two-story wings contain bedrooms, a media room and a three-car garage. Both the position and architecture of the house optimize views to a creek, mountains and ski slopes. s