Project Description

Modern Stone House

Modern Stone House

Constructed from stone from the site and a nearby quarry, the Modern Stone House is design to fit into the natural landscape in a valley in Lyons, Colorado. The simple rectangular box with a single sloped roof follows the slope of the landscape and is orientated north and south with large overhangs to maximize passive solar heating. Designed to become future ruins, long walls composed of local sandstone define the south and partial north elevations. Punched openings provide windows in these otherwise solid walls – including the main entrance. Contrasting with these elevations, the east and west sides of the home are clad in metal siding and have large expanses of glass, capturing views of the valley. Perched on leaning columns inspired by a grove of aspen trees, an all-glass yoga studio provides visual contrast to the heavy stone-walls and visual relief from the stark elevation.

Location
Lyons, Colorado
Photography
BTP Photography

Sloan’s Lake Modern

Located on the edge of Sloan’s Lake with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, this house is designed for healthy living, entertaining and artfulness. The indoor-outdoor approach to living gave way to five distinctly different outdoor spaces over four levels. The uppermost roof top deck has a hot tub and an eight foot long gas fire pit. Designed for exercise, it is adjacent to the yoga room and full bath. On the middle level, the master suite also faces the views with adjacent outdoor space. Two additional bedroom suites are found on the middle level as well. The open plan living/dining/kitchen can be opened up with large sliding glass patio doors and windows, embracing outdoor entertaining areas. An office off the kitchen serves as the home’s “command center.” The lower level of the home houses the game room, gym, and home theater. The sculptural stair is the centerpiece of the house and connects all of the spaces figuratively and literally. It is also the largest piece of art in the house.

Location
Lyons, Colorado
Photography
BTP Photography