Lot 25 was designed based on the German Hill Country style architecture. The entire covering for the exterior walls is recycled limestone from a farm in Texas, and articulated with wood balconies and powder blue windows that pronounce their effect and soft contrast to the limestone field. The two story dwelling will be tucked into an existing aspen stand and drop with the slope. The interior layout is based on the Great Room as a focal point with a wood burning fireplace, exposed timber framing, interior limestone walls throughout and views out each end of this space that gives a very mystical flavor. Multi levels work with the existing site contours and create more depth and volume on the interior spaces. The design theory is to create a “historical feel” on the exterior as well as the interior. Simplistic detail goes throughout the residence to reflect the rich architectural style of the previous sheep herders in the area that had homesteaded the hills of Aldasoro.
A secluded exterior courtyard is created as the dwelling wraps and terminates into two anchors at each end, creating a semi U shape in plan. The courtyard and a majority of the large windows face south for the views and to catch the warm rays of the winter sun.