Located in Telluride, Colorado, close to the top of the Mountain Village development this home has a dramatic overlook of the Sneffles Range from a lot filled with mature aspen and pine.
Angles within the layout focus portions of the plan on different views. This allows each area within the design to have a unique view.
To maximize the site, the buildings angles were coordinated to allow the maximum build-able area on the site while limiting the number of trees to be removed. The main level of the building will also step down in locations towards the back of the site. This was done to keep the building height lower- in touch with rather than dominating its natural surroundings- to spatially divide the interior spaces, and to spare the client additional construction costs.
The project was given a ‘mining’ aesthetic as an additional way to keep in touch with both the region and the clients’ desire for a rustic design. Colorado is historically known for mining as an industry and Telluride itself was originally an encampment for travelers and miners.
The heavy beams and timbers of mines and the rustic feeling of traditional miners’ cabins are combined here to create a home that is both unique and traditional.
Extensive stone veneer lends a feeling of age and permanence to the project. In various locations at the base, the stone flares out in the parkitecture-style as can be frequently seen in the designs of buildings from the early 1900’s in national parks, adding to the rustic nature of the project. Historic trusses, grey vertical siding, and rusted corten metal will be used with cedar shake roofing to clad the home and complete the Williams style.
The Williams residence will be used both to entertain guests and as a place of relaxation for family members. With multiple gathering spaces, ranging from a game room on the lower level to a great room on the main level to a smaller play room for the kids on the upper floor, the home offers amenities for everyone and each gathering space also has an exterior deck attached to allow for outdoor use during Telluride’s beautiful summers.
The great room and kitchen are designed to be the heart of the home with the remainder of the design radiating outward from them.
Interior ceilings will be a combination of both plaster and tongue and groove with exposed beams and trusses. With the interior and exterior materials and volumes of spaces, we are executing a timeless beauty for this home.