This luxurious mountain home by CCY Architects is designed as a beautiful series of cabins connected by a mahogany window wall. The sprawling Avon, Colorado home is punctuated by waterfalls, ponds and an indoor/outdoor pool.
There are several stunning enormous log homes in Mountain Star, but this one caught my eye because of the integration of the surrounding land and waterscapes.
The clients wanted a house intertwined with the landscape and watercourse. Conceived as a series of cabins along an east-west axis, the axis develops the spatial richness and diversity of a village street.
Between the cabins the ‘connective tissue’ –executed in a mahogany window wall- contrasts with the solid cabins. Walking along the ‘street’, the exterior flows through the house and the sound of water comes into almost every room.
The long southern exposure maximizes solar gain and creates sun pockets.
There is an emphasis on craftsmanship and detailing. Stacked timbers are conceived as “log masonry,” square-cut and coursed like masonry rather than traditional logs. The joinery is highly detailed; exposed blued steel splines mark openings through the log and pair beautifully with custom designed mahogany doors and trim.
The south facing swimming pool stars within the home and extends to the exterior.
About CCY Architects:
The principals and staff at Cottle Caw Yarr believe enduring architecture enhances community, elevates life experiences and restores one’s connection to the natural world. Embracing a modernist approach to the influences of region and culture, they have been guided by this vision for over 30 years – connecting people, nature and community with inspired architecture.
With over 30 years of experience creating award-winning residential architecture, CCY (Cottle Caw Yarr) Architects have a wealth of knowledge to share about their design approach as well as contractors, specialty consultants, decorators, and artisans. They have completed over 200 Private Residences. Designing a home is a very rewarding and personal experience, and because they respect the confidentiality of their clients, many of whom want to minimize their public exposure, they have no client lists on their website, nor to they disclose the owners of their properties.
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