This property lies at the base of the Boulder Mountains in central Idaho. The original house had been placed on the knoll by cutting a pad into the hillside –a move which disconnected it from its mountainside setting and offered little outdoor living area. In order to reconnect the building to the hillside during this major remodel, new stone walls were designed to provide exterior living spaces at a variety of scales and micro-climates. These walls also serve to frame, direct, and screen views, while providing combinations of sun, shade, wind protection and shelter. Though decks terraces, water features, and a lawn are visible from one another, access requires one to re-engage the building, providing a continuous weave of interior and exterior space. More than 200 Spruce and Aspen trees were planted to further screen the house from adjacent properties and the highway below.
Architect: Mark Pynn